Clin Respiratory Therapist I

Gettysburg, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 51272

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General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Pulmonary Services Team Leader, performs respiratory care modalities according to established standards and practices at the base practitioner level. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Administers respiratory therapy modalities as per the physician, clinical practice guidelines and/or clinical pathway. Charts treatment, response and progress.
2 Performs patient assessment and develops a comprehensive pulmonary care plan.
3 Modifies therapy to maximize efficacy of the therapy regimen.
4 Collaborates with the physician to manage the initiation, maintenance and weaning of patients requiring ventilatory support.
5 Maintains active and support communication with the patient regarding progress, problems, home programs and other issues related to the therapeutic process.
6 Provides quality care consistent with appropriate policies and procedures, quality assessment program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

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Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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