Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist (Night shift/6:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.)

Part-time! Great Benefits!

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs

Tremendous professional abilities

Life-changing results

BE THE CONNECTION.

In your role as a Respiratory Therapist, you'll have the opportunity to be the connection between your strong professional abilities and exceptional patient care that sets the standard. Apply your outstanding skills and knowledge in a different, more meaningful way. Make the most of your unique combination of talent, passion, and ambition with national post-acute care leader Encompass Health.

What Makes Encompass Health Careers Different-and Better:

Working at Encompass Health means being part of something special: A team that is passionate about making an impact on patients' lives each day. Unlike the typical hospital setting, Encompass Health offers you the unique opportunity to walk alongside patients on their road to recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, joint replacements, multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions. As you help patients achieve goals and regain independence, you can form significant relationships with them and celebrate the successes they experience along the way.

Our culture of compassion and collaboration is founded on more than just the care we provide our patients; it is expressed in the values we live. We encourage and empower each employee to keep learning and growing by providing the resources to deliver a better way to care. At Encompass Health, you'll find something decidedly different and more satisfying: A career that is challenging, inspiring and rewarding. Maximize your talent and join a team that is committed to setting the standard for better healthcare with this engaging opportunity:

Respiratory Therapist

Here is your opportunity to channel the full extent of your knowledge, skills, ambition, and experience on a daily basis. Inspire our patients to progress each day as you:

Administers medical gas, breathing therapy modality, and medication per physician written order.

Follows laws, regulations, and safe practices of medication management activities.

Administers therapy utilizing established standard of care and best practices.

Recommends and implements appropriate alterations to therapy based on observations.

Performs arterial blood gas sampling and transport.

Interprets results and alerts appropriate personnel of abnormalities.

Demonstrates proper chest physiotherapy and postural drainage techniques.

Demonstrates airway clearance, e.g., nasotracheal suction, oral suction, and tracheal suction.

Prioritizes maintenance patent airway management as high patient care priority through use of appropriate methods including

Ambu bag/mask, Oral pharyngeal airway, and Nasopharyngeal airway.

Performs trach decannulation, trach change out, trach care, and cleaning.

Completes required documentation for respiratory therapy treatments and services.

Documents pre and post assessments, care planning, and daily documentation of patient receiving therapy.

Helps orient new staff to hospital/department processes, policy, procedure, and documentation.

Utilizes continuing education to keep abreast of current advancements related to pulmonary care.

Demonstrates continued competence in assessing, treating, and caring for individuals upon age-specific need, utilizing a developmental perspective.

Is knowledgeable of Joint Commission Standards, CMS regulations, National Board of Respiratory Care and ensures standards are implemented in department.

Successfully completes all assigned training on or before due date and skills competency as determined by the hospital based on new responsibilities, specialized equipment, high risk/problem prone/ low volume procedures including but not limited to restraint procedures and emergency response techniques.

Reports questionable situations, concerns, complaints or harassment immediately.

Credentials:

Current State License in Respiratory Therapy

CPR certification

ACLS certification preferred

Minimum Qualifications:

2 years hospital experience in Respiratory Therapy preferred

Machines, Equipment Used:

General office equipment such as computer/laptop, telephone, copy/fax machine, calculator, scanner, etc.

Microsoft Office software, to include Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Physical Requirements:

Visual acuity, speech recognition, speech clarity.

Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.

Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.

Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring

equipment.

Skills and Abilities:

Oral communication, written communication, fluency in English, active listening.

Information ordering, deductive reasoning, social perceptiveness, time management, critical thinking.

Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.

Ability to work independently without continuous supervision.

Environmental Conditions:

Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure.

Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.

Handicapped accessible.

May work under stressful circumstances at times.

Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

Has regular, reliable, and predictable attendance and punctuality.

Adheres to dress code including wearing ID badge.

Adheres to Standards of Business Conduct.

May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and/or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.

May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.

Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.

May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.

May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This position will support cultural diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.

Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits that start on day one if eligible, including:

Benefits that begin when you do.

Affordable medical, dental and vision plans provided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.

Generous paid time off that increases with tenure.

Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.

Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock-purchase plans.

Flexible spending and health savings accounts.

About Us:

Helping patients regain hope and independence, Encompass Health is a national leader in post-acute care. We operate rehabilitation hospitals and offer home health and hospice care in 36 states as well as Puerto Rico. Following the Encompass Way, we are driven by our core values: We proudly set the standard, lead with empathy, do what's right, focus on the positive, and remain stronger together.

Realize the powerful difference you can make. Take this opportunity to join our team.

To learn more about us, please visit us online at encompashealth.com

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Location
831 South State Road 434
Altamonte Springs, Florida

Category
Therapy

Job ID
2419587