Clinical Respiratory Therapist (Wellspan Respiratory Care) Lebanon - Full Time (Nights)

Lebanon, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 51615

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NIGHT SHIFT

7:00pm - 7:00am

12 hour shifts

 

 

General Summary:

 


Under the general supervision of the Pulmonary Services Team Leader, provides respiratory therapy modalities to patients at an intermediate practitioner level according to established standards and practices. Functions as the intermediate clinician in one or more functional areas including, but not limited to, critical care, NICU, pulmonary function, general care, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, skilled nursing/home care and polysomnography. Acts as a resource for Clinical Respiratory Therapist I. May require specialized skills depending on unit assignments.

 


Duties and Responsibilities:

 


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 Collaborates with the physician to manage the initiation, maintenance and weaning of patients requiring ventilatory support.
4 Modifies therapy to maximize efficacy of the therapy regimen.
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.
7 Assumes clinical leadership role for assigned core process area.
8 Serves as a role model/mentor for other staff, new employees and students. Demonstrates characteristics defined as: Willing to teach, as illustrated through interaction with staff that show positive interaction in teaching situations with co-workers; can identify and use resources to solve problems and answer questions. Uses this ability not only to solve problems but to help others; Identifies and participates in Process Improvement initiatives; Exhibits positive behavior and models this behavior in interactions with others; Helps build self-confidence in others by providing constructive feedback in a positive way that enhances the learning process; Committed to sharing knowledge through role modeling and teaching; 


Required Skills

Minimum Education              

Associate's Degree

                                              

 

Minimum Experience           

1-2 Years working as a clinical respiratory therapist. (Graduates will be considered also) 

                                              

 

Req Cert/Registration          

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and licensure (RCP) in PA;

BCLS;

At least one (1) of the following accreditations: EKG1, ACLS, NRP, PALS, COPD Educator, FCCS, Flight Team, CPFT, RPFT, AE-C, ACCS, RPSGT, or NPS;

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

 

 

 


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

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

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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