Respiratory Therapist- Per Diem
Location: Lake Ariel
Posted on: January 28, 2023
Job Title: Respiratory Therapist- Per Diem
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Rehabilitation Services
Schedule: Per Diem
Work Type: Part time
Department: JM-GCMC Respiratory Services Division
Date Posted: 10/29/2021
Job ID: R-22052
Job Summary Are you a Respiratory Therapist or a recent new
graduate looking to start your career as a Respiratory Therapist?
Through professional growth, quality improvement and
interdisciplinary collaboration, we've built an innovative culture
that allows our Respiratory Therapist staff to grow their skillset,
develop their practice and leverage their years of experience to
build a rewarding, lasting career with impact.
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
- Consistently performs and documents thorough patient
- 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
- Responsible for acute airway management in emergent
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 We're proud to offer:
- Competitive pay rates
- Up to $5.50 shift differentials for evening, nights and weekend
- MyHealth Rewards wellness program to enhance personal health
- Competitive 401k plan that includes automatic Geisinger
contributions starting day one of employment
- Shared governance structure that empowers our Respiratory
- 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 nursing
- Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups Join
the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger
opportunities, please contact Lorie Lopez,
Education Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s) Registered Respiratory Therapist -
National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); Member of National
Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) - National Board for Respiratory
Care (NBRC); Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification -
Neonatal Resuscitation Program; Registered Respiratory Therapist -
National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); S.T.A.B.L.E. Certified
- The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program
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.
Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , Respiratory Therapist- Per Diem, Other , Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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