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No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
3/19/2019
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Registered Respiratory Therapist
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Lancaster General Health | Lancaster, PA
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Job Description

Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

6720 Pulm-Clinical

Supervisory Organization

Respiratory Care & Pulmonary Diagnostic Services

Grade

G13

Summary

* Job Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist
* This position is located in Lancaster, PA.

Casual, 0.1, 8 hours per two weeks working every third weekend varied shifts and sites where needed and one winter and one summer holiday per year. To fill in as needed.

ATTENTION: Please be aware that, if you are an external applicant, you may need to complete an online assessment as part of the hiring process. This assessment will be sent to the e-mail address that you included in your application. Please note: Some e-mail accounts may receive the assessment e-mail in their junk/spam e-mail. This assessment must be completed within 5 days of receiving it. For more information regarding the assessment, please click HERE.

SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Registered Respiratory Therapist. For the Lancaster General Hospital location. The Respiratory Therapist administers respiratory care services in accordance with department policies and procedures, providing input to the clinical evaluation and technical aspects of administered care.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

1. Administers physician-prescribed treatment/testing to patients in all clinical areas according to physician order and/or department policy and procedure. Administered services include, but are not limited to, therapeutic gases, aerosol and humidity therapy, positive pressure breathing treatment (IPPB/CPAP), deep breathing exercises, airway care, including tracheobronchial aspiration and other procedures, and postural drainage and percussion/vibration to aid in secretion removal.

2. Performs physician-ordered arterial blood sample collection and performs subsequent analysis on an arterial blood gas analyzer for oxygen, carbon dioxide, pH, and oxygen saturation levels.

3. Establishes, monitors, and adjusts ventilator management of the critically ill patient requiring mechanical ventilation, under the direction of a physician and/or established physician protocol.

4. Provide complete and accurate documentation according to department policies for performed services.

REQUIREMENTS:

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EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

SPECIFIC EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSURE:

* Certification as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (or hold a temporary permit) by the PA State Board of Medicine.
* Graduate AMA approved Respiratory Therapy Program. Individual must be registered or registry eligible.

PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:

* One (1) year of neonatal intensive care experience.
* One (1) year of arterial gas punctures.
* One (1) year of ventilator management.
* Registry through NBRC - one (1) year.

This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.

This position requires a Professional License/Certification

About Lancaster General Health

Lancaster General Health is a regional healthcare system with a reputation for excellence. The winner of numerous national and local awards, Lancaster General Health is committed to maintaining the health of all Lancaster County residents. In this section, you can learn about the many ways we support the community through programs and services that promote healthy living and preventive healthcare. You can also discover who we are as we address some frequently asked questions and share a little about the history of Lancaster General Health over the past 100-plus years. If you would like to support our efforts at creating a healthy community, we encourage you to get involved with Lancaster General Health by becoming a volunteer or taking advantage of one of our giving opportunities. To find a particular department or service, please use our Phone Directory.