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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Evaluate patients for exercise tolerance and determine a specific individual treatment plan for every patient. Monitor all patients with pulse doximetry, exertion levels and cardiac monitoring as appropriate. Educate patients to help them better understand their disease process and to help improve quality of life. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Evaluate patients for exercise tolerance and assist in determining individual treatment plans for each patient. - Properly monitors patient pulse oximetry, exertion levels and cardiac status as needed. - Maintains and properly operates all exercise equipment. - Properly documents all encounters with patients. - Works with Pulmonary Rehabilitation Medical director as needed. - Educates patients on their disease process, nutrition, medication administration and any other topics related to their disease process. - Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sitting up to two hours per day 1 hour increments. Standing up to 3 hours per day 1 hour increments. Walking up to 12 hours per day 15 minute increments. Frequently uses fingers to manipulate small vials, equipment, etc. Continuous use of hands for writing and operating respiratory equipment. Continuous twisting/turning of hands and body to provide patient care. Occasional lifting of boxes and equipment up to 25 pounds. Frequently carrying of objects/equipment up to 25 pounds. Frequent pushing/pulling of equipment or patients up to 300 pounds. Frequent stooping/bending. Occasional crouching. Occasional reaching above shoulder level. Ability to palpate arteries, feel skin temperature, etc. Hearing as it relates to normal, high and low frequencies. Seeing as it relates to general, far, near, color, and peripheral vision. Depth perception. EDUCATION: Current License as a Respiratory Therapist in a State of Pennsylvania. Received credentials through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 6 months clinical experience, either concurrent with training program or post-graduation. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , Pulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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