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Respiratory Therapist Senior

Company: Baptist Health Care
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

The Senior Respiratory Therapist position coordinates, administers and documents diagnostic and therapeutic services on inpatients and outpatients, pediatric through geriatric, to evaluate and/or treat the cardiopulmonary system. This position collaborates with various hospital personnel, medical staff, patients, and family members regarding treatment regimens and responses. This position performs arterial blood gas specimen processing, testing, reporting, quality control, and maintenance of the blood gas machines. The incumbent conducts quality improvement monitoring, policy and procedure review, compile statistical reports, and perform in-servicing and clerical duties. Supervises respiratory services on the day, evening and night shifts as directed. This position provides direct patient care customary to staff therapists as required, including bedside and outpatient bronchoscopies.


Performs all responsibilities/duties required by the respiratory therapy department as defined in the scope of service, to assure that the unique nature of the client is addressed. This includes, but is not limited to the age of the client served. Responsible for the safe and effective administration of medically prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications. Supervises and coordinates activities of employees on respective shift, under supervision of the manager. Assists Manager of Respiratory Care with departmental training and orientation programs, including periodic equipment in services to respiratory and nursing staff. Evaluates work performance of employees and makes recommendations for hiring, promotions, demotions, transfer and other personnel actions, including disciplinary action and suspension. Investigates any incident reported on his/her shift; keeps departmental manager informed of details of such occurrences. Be a member of the "code team" responding to arrest situations and CAT calls. Maintains current knowledge/certification/licensure.Assist in other duties as assigned to support the operational needs of the department and organization. May be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.


Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's Degree Respiratory Preferred
  • Associates Degree Respiratory Required
    Minimum Work Experience
    • 2 years respiratory care experience Required
      Licenses and Certifications
      • Respiratory Care Practition-CC Licensed State of Florida Upon Hire Required or
      • Certified Respiratory Therapist Licensed State of Florida Upon Hire Required
      • BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS) American Heart Association Upon Hire Required
      • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Upon Hire Required
        Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
        • Broad knowledge of management supervision and personnel guidance techniques
        • Complete knowledge of all types and techniques of administering inhalation gases and medications and remedial measures to relieve adverse developments.

          About Us

          Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Keywords: Baptist Health Care, Pensacola , Respiratory Therapist Senior, Healthcare , Pensacola, Florida

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