Gettysburg, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 88974

Reg Respiratory Therapist

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2022
In-Person Hiring Events -
Various Locations and Dates

Location: 40 V Twin Drive Gettysburg, PA 17325

Schedule: Days/Evening

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Pulmonary Services Team Leader or Advanced Practitioner, performs respiratory care modalities according to established standards and practices.

 

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. 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.
 

Required Experience/Education

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and licensure (RCP) in PA; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Required Courses:
    • Graduate of an accredited program in respiratory therapy
  • Physical Demands:
    • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
    • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
    • Pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy equipment/supplies

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