Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year
Part Time Days
You Will Be Responsible For:
Adheres to safety requirements and applies caution, remaining alert to hazards at all times while transporting patients in and around the aircraft. Utilizes proficiency with radio communications and emergency egress procedures.
Assists with clinical instruction, skills check-offs and precepting. Completes and performs competency check offs and monitors when needed.
Serves as the Safety Officer for Specialty Team Flights
Communicates patient updates to physicians and receiving units through dispatch for medical control
Completes timely documentation of patient demographics, the transfer process and flight times in the Right CAD system for accuracy of department statistics
Works jointly with the Flight RN, Flight Communication Specialists to determine the most appropriate and efficient transport method for patient's safe and timely arrival.
What You Will Need:
Associates degree from an accredited respiratory therapy or cardiopulmonary science program
Minimum of 3 years post graduate work in the critical care areas of Emergency Department and Critical Care - may include CVICU, ICU, Cath Lab, CCU, Neuro ICU
Five years of patient care
Current valid State of Florida License as a credentialed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) through the NBRC (National Board of Respiratory Care)
ACLS or ACLS - EP
Bachelor's in health-related field (Preferred)
OB and Pediatric experience (Preferred)
Air Medical Core Curriculum (Preferred)
Instructor status of once certification (ACLS or PALS) (Preferred)
ACCS (Adult Critical Care Specialty) (Preferred)
AARC (American Association of Respiratory Care) (Preferred)
The Flight Respiratory Therapist (RT) is an experienced and advanced practitioner responsible for the rapid and safe air transport of critically ill patients. Functions as a collaborative member of the AdventHealth Flight 1 team working jointly with the Flight RN in making patient care decisions.Completes and documents patient assessments, treatments, medications and reactions to treatments and medications per department protocols and AdventHealth policy. Adheres to safety requirements while transporting patients in an around the aircraft. Maintains thorough and accurate information in the Right CAD system for department statistics. Completes the QA process on chart reviews for patient safety and improved outcomes. Works jointly with the Flight RN and Flight Communication Specialist to ensure timely acceptance of patient transfer and placement through the Emergency Transfer Center. Communicates patient updates to physicians with appropriate triage of urgency. Initiates the hospital and physician chain of command when appropriate or if there are EMTALA concerns.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.