Lehigh Valley Hospital
Openings in both Allentown and Pocono, Pennsylvania

Registered Respiratory Therapist - *$6,000 Sign on Bonus*



Imagine a career at one of the nation's most advanced health networks.


Be part of an exceptional health care experience. Join the inspired, passionate team at Lehigh Valley Health Network, a nationally recognized, forward-thinking organization offering plenty of opportunity to do great work.


LVHN has been ranked among the "Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years. We're a Magnet(tm) Hospital, having been honored four times with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono each received an 'A' grade on the Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for spring 2018, the highest grade in patient safety. These recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology with an unrelenting focus on delivering the best health care possible every day. 


Whether you're considering your next career move or your first, you should consider Lehigh Valley Health Network.


Join our Respiratory Care Services team - qualified candidates are eligible for up to a $6,000.00 Sign on Bonus!

 

 

Job Summary: 
Directs and manages the respiratory and pulmonary care for a designated group of patients, reporting to the Director and management team for Respiratory Care. In collaboration with the RN, provides direct care as dictated by patients' needs

Minimum Requirements: 
Graduate from a School of Respiratory Therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) required. One year of appropriate respiratory care experience in an acute care facility within the past two years. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing by the National Board for Respiratory Care required. NEW GRADUATES may apply if taking the RRT National Boards within 1 month of hire. New Hires will have 1 month to obtain RRT credential.  Basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Pediatric NICU/PICU experience preferred.

  • Experience in a children's hospital preferred.

  • Adult critical care experience preferred.

  • BS degree.

  • One year recent respiratory care experience in acute care setting.


Licensure and Certifications:

  • Current Pennsylvania License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner required. 

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing by the National Board for Respiratory Care required. 

  • Current BLS Health Care Provider within 1 month of employment. 

  • ACLS/PALS within 9 months of employment. 

  • All pediatric/neonatal practitioners need to obtain their STABLE and NRP within 9 months of employment. 

  • All Medical / Surgical therapists need to obtain their AE-C within 9 months of employment.

  • NPS certification for all pediatric/neonatal practitioners within 9 months of employment.


Influenza vaccination is required at most LVHN facilities for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a
bonafide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues. 


Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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