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Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 235201 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60006316 

Salary:  $32,000 - $36,000 

Posting Closing Date: 12/23/2020 






SALARY: $32,000 - $36,000 ANNUALLY




Duties and Responsibilities



Respiratory Service duties includes to install and operate respiratory equipment on the units. Administer aerosol medication to residents as prescribed by physician. Provide emergency respiratory therapy treatment to residents when needed. Provide and maintain clean humidification therapy equipment to be used by resident when ordered by physicians. Work directly with physicians in carrying out their orders for oxygen treatments. Inspect and maintain respiratory therapy equipment in the Emergency Room, ambulance and to assist in their use when needed.  Work in outpatient clinics to treat residents according to physicians’ orders. Draw arterial blood for ABG. Collect sputum specimens when nursing staff is unable to collect.


Clean all respiratory therapy equipment.


Other duties include prepare and maintain resident and hospital records of treatments administered for hospital and Medicare purposes; request supplies and equipment as needed for all departments, responsible for all equipment assigned to Respiratory Therapy on the yearly inventory;  identify and request  parts necessary to keep respiratory therapy equipment safe and operational. Perform any and all related work that is requested or required by hospital and unit administration.


Duties for the EEG and EKG Department includes placing electrodes on resident’s head and instruct them of necessary functions in order to perform EEG test transmitted via phone system. Place EKG electrodes to resident and run routine EKGs as well as “stat” EKGs that are faxed to Southern Medical Group in Tallahassee.


Performs other related duties as required.



Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:


    • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of respiratory therapy or conducting pulmonary function test.
    • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
    • Skill in operating, calibrating, and maintaining respiratory therapy equipment.
    • Ability to record data accurately.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
    • Completion of a training program to become a respiratory therapy technician or a cardiopulmonary technologist.


Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):


  • Completion of a training program to become a respiratory therapy technician or a cardiopulmonary technologist.
  • Other job-related requirements for this position:


 ​​​​​The applicant selected to fill this position shall be required to submit to a pre-employment medical examination. This position requires lifting, pulling and squatting. Duties of this position require the incumbent to be knowledgeable of and utilize the principles of Total Quality Management. Must be certified in CPR and able to perform procedure proficiently.


Working hours: (A) Daily from 3:30 PM,to 11:00pm, and weekends(B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.).  



*DCF Mental Health Treatment Facilities are tobacco free.*


**We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.**


***All employees of state mental health treatment facilities are required to wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, staff will be required to complete Covid-19 testing prior to hire and routinely during employment.***

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee