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Respiratory Therapist, RRT Muncy (.9)

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Muncy
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUPMC Muncy is hiring Full-time and Casual Respiratory Therapists - RRT/CRT!
UPMC offers a premier benefits package, designed to care for your total well-being — physically, emotionally, and financially — paired with endless opportunities for career advancement and educational growth.
Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced professional looking to join this amazing team, look no further! Apply today and find out where your career can take you.
Sign-On Bonus Details (Part-time status) with a two-year work commitment.
• $15,000 sign-on bonus is available for Respiratory Therapists with over one year of experience
• $12,000 sign-on bonus is available for New Graduates with less than one year of experience
CRT salary range: $24.94-$37.39
RRT salary range: $29.68-$46.38
SR. RRT salary range: $31.47-$48.76
*Applicants will be considered at all levels of the Respiratory Therapy career ladder. The final title and pay will be determined by education, experience, and certifications.
Purpose:Under the general direction of a physician and by prescription, provides respiratory therapy services and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. Defined responsibilities are performed in all patient populations and all patient service areas.

Responsibilities:


  • Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment, such as type and duration of therapy, and medication dosages. Determines the most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be observed, and modifications that may be needed that will be compatible with the physician's orders
  • Assists in transporting mechanically ventilated patients. Responds to all code situations.
  • Maintains patient's chart that contains pertinent identification and therapy information. * Orders repairs when needed. * Demonstrates respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel. * Supervises students during training.
  • Sets up and operates devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators. Operates equipment to ensure specified treatment parameters, such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature, and to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients. Observe equipment function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results for therapy. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment functions safely and efficiently.
  • Evaluates the appropriateness of medical orders. Interprets clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
  • Monitors patients' physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes. Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists the patient in performing breathing exercises. Performs pulmonary function tests to be used by physician in diagnosis of case. Consult with the physician in the event of adverse reactions.
    Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) approved Respiratory program required Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.
    Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation is required.
    Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is required.
    Respiratory therapists who receive their RRT credential from the NBRC after July 1, 2002, are required to maintain certification under the NBRC requirements

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire



    • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    • Osteopathic Respiratory Care OR Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP)
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
    • Act 33 with renewal
    • Act 34 with renewal
    • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

      UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Scranton , Respiratory Therapist, RRT Muncy (.9), Healthcare , Muncy, Pennsylvania

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