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Pulmonary Student Intern

PULMONARY CARE Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 26058


Job Summary

The Pulmonary Student Intern assists licensed Respiratory Therapists by providing the most basic respiratory therapy treatments and procedures. Performs patient/family care as well as documentation at the most basic performance level under the direct, immediate, and on premise supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist. Performs airway clearance, administers aerosolized medication, assists with cleaning of equipment and restocking of respiratory supplies and, assists with oxygen therapy administration.

Job Specific Duties

  • Assesses patients in terms of clinical condition (heart rate, respiratory rate, etc.) and documents findings (Pre/Post therapy) in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Performs and teaches aerosolized medication therapies via small volume nebulizer and metered dose inhaler (MDI).
  • Initiates and maintains oxygen therapy systems.
  • Performs and teaches airway clearance modalities for the purpose of assisting the patient in the mobilization of bronchial secretions.
  • Follows all Infection Control standards and ensures proper use of Personal Protective Equipment per hospital policy and procedures to ensure safe patient care.
  • Assists with cleaning of equipment and restocking of respiratory supplies.
  • Performs other assigned tasks to promote efficient practice operation and contribute to the provision of quality patient care.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Currently Enrolled in a CoARC accredited Respiratory Therapy program, and completed at least one clinical rotation
  • American Heart Association BLS – maintain active and in good standing

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Healthcare related field experience preferred.
  • Able to work effectively in a collaborative environment and follow the direction of the Registered Respiratory Therapist and/or Respiratory Supervisor.
  • Able to float to assigned unit/department and be flexible.
  • Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice.
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and adapt standard clinical procedures to patients needs associated with pediatric and neonatal population.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Must be computer literate.

Job :


Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

Department :

PULMONARY CARE-2100-717001

Job Status


Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

Collaboration leads to success.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Working together, we find solutions and methods we would never find alone, and at Nicklaus Children’s, we have fun doing it.

Responsibility drives us.

We all take responsibility here – for the children, their families, our work and each other. We meet our responsibilities head on and motivate each other to succeed.

Empower yourself, help others.

Nicklaus Children’s encourages team members to believe in their ability to affect positive change in the world through everything they do with us.

Advocate for the right way.

Advocate for children. Advocate for families. Advocate for yourself. But most of all, advocate for getting the job done right and you will find nothing but success and support in your career here.

Transformation is growth.

At Nicklaus Children’s, change is not to be feared. When you work here, you are always working with the most advanced tools and procedures available.

Empathy is everything.

We expect our team members to have empathy for the patients and families they treat, and in turn, we have empathy for them. We take care of everyone in the Nicklaus Children’s family with competitive benefits and our supportive culture.

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