Job Description

Location: Palmetto General Hospital
Posted Date: 4/24/2023

Position Summary:

Responsible for the smooth operational functions of the Respiratory Care Department. Delivers advanced professional and technical respiratory care to patients of all ages with real or potential life-threatening illnesses presenting to all units for care. Able to administer and monitor mechanical ventilation to all age groups. Able to draw and analyze arterial and capillary blood gas samples. Able to run quality controls on the blood gas analyzers. Collaborates with the medical staff to be able to facilitate patient care.

Accountable for the effective and efficient functioning of the department during the assigned shift with minimal direction from the Director/Manager. Supervises and instructs Respiratory Therapists of the assigned shift. Ensures that the Respiratory Therapist comply with the objectives and policies of the hospital and that age/developmentally appropriated care is given in accordance with unit standards. Provides excellent customer service. May be needed to work beyond the regular tour of duty as assigned by the Director/Manger. May be able to act as a designee for the Director/Manager.

Position Qualification: (Training, Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Five (5) years’ experience in respiratory care in a hospital setting
  • Three (3) years’ of critical care experience.
  • One (1) year NICU experience.
  • One (1) year supervisory experience preferred
  • Excellent physical assessment and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrates leadership and time management skills

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current State of Florida License as CRT, RRT or RCPCC is required
  • Current BLS and ACLS certifications from American Heart Association
  • PALS and NRP certifications required

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally with all levels of the organization

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
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Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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