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Respiratory Therapist Registered & Respiratory Therapist Certified

 

Geisinger Health is has positions available for respiratory therapist in various locations across the Geisinger footprint including facilities in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Danville, Jersey Shore, Muncy, and Lewistown, PA.


Job Summary

Assesses patients' respiratory care needs based on a variety of data. Plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates treatment modalities to meet those needs. Ensures the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction.
 

Schedule:  Rotation            Work Type:  Full time          Department:  Respiratory Services Division
 

Job Duties

  • Consistently performs and documents thorough patient assessments.

  • Establishes appropriate care plans.

  • Communicates with other members of the patient care team.

  • Correctly performs and documents routine therapeutic modalities including aerosolized medications, secretion management techniques, pulmonary volume expansion, oxygen therapy, and assists with routine care and maintenance of artificial airways.

  • Initiates and manages conventional and high frequency mechanical ventilators according to established protocol.

  • Provides appropriate, age-specific, patient and family education as it relates to disease management.

  • Assists in intra-hospital transport of mechanically ventilated patients.

  • Responsible for acute airway management in emergent situations.

  • Sets up and manages non-invasive monitoring (i.e. ETCO monitors, pulse oximeters).

  • When care management not available, assists with discharge planning for patients needing respiratory related DME supplies, follows appropriate insurance guidelines.

  • Adheres to regulatory requirements and safety standards.

  • Adheres to institutional and nationally established standards of care.

  • Collects arterial blood gas samples and processes through point of care blood analyzers.

  • Maintains the confidentially of patient information according to established internal and external specifications and regulations including release of information and HIPAA.

  • Functions as the Shift Coordinator (charge person) when designated as such after one year of employment.

  • Assists the medical team in the performance of fiberoptic bronchoscopy procedures.

  • Assists the medical team with the placement invasive monitoring lines and obtains hemodynamic measurements and calculations.

  • Assists in the intra-hospital transport of age specific patient groups.

  • Functions as a preceptor for orientees and students in their clinical rotation.


Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
 

Position Details

Will consider Respiratory Therapist Certified (CRT) and Respiratory Therapist Registered (RRT) for this position

Our Respiratory Therapists enjoy the advantages of:
• Protocol driven care
• Therapist autonomy
• Evidence-based medicine practices
• Collaboration with Intensivist Critical Care team
• Shared governance
• Team environment
• Best practice guidelines
• State-of-the-art equipment and technology

Every other weekend and holiday
 

Education, Certification & License

Graduate from CoARC accredited program in Respiratory Care (required)
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (required)

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (prefered)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS) from American Heart Association (AHA)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification (NRP) from Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA)

 

Skills

Organizational Skills; Interpersonal Skills; Preceptor Skills; Communication Skills

Application
Interested candidates, please reach out to Lorie Lopez - Email: llopez@geisinger.edu or visit https://jobs.geisinger.org/ 

 

About Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Purpose & Values

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.