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Respiratory Therapist Registered RRT or Certified CRT PA

Company: Geisinger
Location: Scranton
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist Registered RRT or Certified CRT
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Rehabilitation Services
Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full time
Department: JM-Human Resources Talent Management Division
Date Posted: 12/01/2023
Job ID: R-55386
Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer a Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) a $15,000 hiring incentive for eligible candidates, competitive rates and up to $5.50/hr. shift differentials for evening, nights, and weekend shifts!
Job Duties

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one

Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents

Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) anda health savings account (HSA)

Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage

401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions

Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly

Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year

MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive

Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care; Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more

Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance

Shared governance structure that empowers our Respiratory Therapists

Protocol driven care

Therapist autonomy

Evidence-based medicine practices

Collaboration with Intensivist Critical Care team

State-of-the-art equipment and technology

Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated leaders

Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups

Employee referral incentive program

Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Rebecca Miszkiel at

Job Description

Assesses patients' respiratory care needs based on a variety of data. Plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates treatment modalities to meet those needs. Ensures the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction.

Consistently performs and documents thorough patient assessments.
Establishes appropriate care plans.
Communicates with other members of the patient care team.
Correctly performs and documents routine therapeutic modalities including aerosolized medications, secretion management techniques, pulmonary volume expansion, oxygen therapy, and assists with routine care and maintenance of artificial airways.
Initiates and manages conventional and high frequency mechanical ventilators according to established protocol.
Provides appropriate, age-specific, patient and family education as it relates to disease management.
Assists in intra-hospital transport of mechanically ventilated patients.
Responsible for acute airway management in emergent situations.
Sets up and manages non-invasive monitoring (i.e. ETCO monitors, pulse oximeters).
When care management not available, assists with discharge planning for patients needing respiratory related DME supplies, follows appropriate insurance guidelines.
Adheres to regulatory requirements and safety standards.
Adheres to institutional and nationally established standards of care.
Collects arterial blood gas samples and processes through point of care blood analyzers.
Maintains the confidentially of patient information according to established internal and external specifications and regulations including release of information and HIPAA.
Functions as the Shift Coordinator (charge person) when designated as such after one year of employment.
Assists the medical team in the performance of fiberoptic bronchoscopy procedures.
Assists the medical team with the placement invasive monitoring lines and obtains hemodynamic measurements and calculations.
Assists in the intra-hospital transport of age specific patient groups.
Functions as a preceptor for orientees and students in their clinical rotation.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Respiratory Therapy Residency Program Transition to Practice Program for New Graduates:

12-month program offered to graduate RTs with less than one year of acute care experience
Focuses on developing critical thinking skills, collaborating with other disciplines, and expanding knowledge.
Provides education and resources to support graduate RTs during the first year as a healthcare professional.


Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)

Registered Respiratory Therapist - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification - Neonatal Resuscitation Program; Licensed Respiratory Therapist - Default Issuing Body
Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.By applying, you consent to your information being processed by SonicJobs and transmitted to the Employer.
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