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AdventHealth Respiratory Therapist - PCCS Respiratory Services Full Time Days Tampa in Tampa, Florida


Respiratory Therapist - PCCS AdventHealth Tampa

Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Tampa

  • Up to $15K sign on bonus

  • Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.

  • Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery

  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come

  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time / Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Assessment, stabilization, and treatment of neonates/pediatric patients according to policies, procedures and protocols established for respiratory services at AHT.

  • Properly performs hemodynamic procedures to include assembly and calibration of arterial lines, assisting with pulmonary artery catheter insertion, calibration; performs cardiac output and hemodynamic/cardiopulmonary profiles. May perform arterial/venous cannulation (inclusive of radial artery, umbilical artery and umbilical vein) under direct supervision, or independently after completion of documented competency.

  • Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Assists with clinical instruction and new orientee staff precepting, and serves as a resource person to lower level therapists. Serves as a consultant/resource for Pediatric Emergency department respiratory patients.

  • Supports hospital and department mission, goals, and department metrics.

  • Practices standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis.

  • Documents and charges for procedures neatly, accurately, thoroughly, and completely to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital.

  • Responds to all Code Blue emergencies immediately providing CPR according to the American Heart Association and performs other duties as directed. Performs airway maintenance including: proper use of manual resuscitators, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, airway suctioning, extubation, assist with tracheostomy insertion, perform tracheostomy tube change, assist with bronchoscopy, intubation under direct supervision or once competency obtained, and procedural respiratory support.

  • Properly utilizes patient assessment skills, protocols, chart review, and conferring with multidisciplinary team to determine efficacy of therapy in a cost and time efficient manner making appropriate recommendations and changes per department protocols. Performs respiratory therapies and oxygen delivery therapies and makes recommendations to the most efficient delivery method per protocol.

  • Obtains, analyzes and reports findings of arterial blood gases, and co-oximetry. Performs quality controls as needed. Setup and Performs oximetry, apnea monitoring, TCOM and ETCO2 monitoring as ordered by physician.

  • Initiates, maintains, transports, and monitors mechanical ventilators to include conventional and non-conventional modes of ventilation per policy and procedure. Reviews chest radiological reports.

  • Performs bedside spirometry, overnight oximetry studies, and six minute walk tests as ordered.

  • Conventional Ventilator Management per ventilator management protocol including ventilator setup and routine ventilator checks, intra-hospital transport.


What You Will Need:

  • Pediatric//Neonatal resuscitation and stabilization.

  • Assessment of the Pediatric//Neonatal patient, Pediatric//Neonatal respiratory care procedures, Pediatric//Neonatal pharmacology

  • Respiratory care of the post-operative pediatric patient (general and cardiac surgery).

  • Respiratory Care management of Pediatric//Neonatal diseases

  • ABG Puncture and Analysis

  • Advanced CPR and airway management

  • Oscillatory Chest Physiotherapy Applications

  • Application Non-Invasive Oxygen Therapies & devices

  • Respiratory Monitoring Pulse oximetry applications

  • Medicated Aerosol Therapies, Bronchial Hygiene Therapies, Lung Expansion Therapies

  • Basic Spirometry

  • Pediatric//Neonatal Oscillator Applications & Management

  • Pediatric//Neonatal Proning Protocol Applications & Management


  • Graduate from an accredited Respiratory Care program by the National Board of Respiratory Care is required.

  • AAS or AS is required.

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) required.

  • American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification required.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics NRP certification required.

  • Minimum of two years neonatal and/or pediatric critical care clinical experience in acute care setting required.


  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care


  • Current Florida State License as a RRT/Registered Respiratory Therapist.

  • Current National Board of Respiratory Care RRT Credential.

  • Current National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) credential for NPS Neonatal Pediatric Specialist.


  • Advanced additional related credentials

Job Summary:

The Respiratory Pediatric Critical Care Specialist performs all necessary respiratory care procedures associated with complex Pediatric critically-ill patients and advanced pediatric critical care modalities, and is a specialist in the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care settings. This specialist is able to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team and supports and provides direction for evidence-based practice through patient care protocols (prescriber care plans). This specialist provides & utilizes advanced respiratory care modalities & applications to provide high acuity therapeutic interventions and assessments and develops patient care plans that are focused on disease management of the critically ill pediatric and neonatal patients. He/she applies the knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate interactions with staff, patients, and families. He/she initiates and maintains appropriate therapy, including life support techniques and equipment. Minimum competency in all applicable advanced clinical skills must be obtained. He/she actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Constant adherence to AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies is required.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Respiratory Services

Organization: AdventHealth Tampa

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Travel: AdventHealth Tampa

Req ID: 21021451

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.