Respiratory Therapist, Full Time Nights - Up to $20,000 Sign-On Bonus Available!
Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Posted on: May 14, 2022
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.The Respiratory Therapist
assesses patient's condition and need for respiratory care;
provides appropriate therapy in designated critical and all
non-critical areas according to the physician order. Sets up and
maintains appropriate ventilator support. Performs diagnostic
studies and evaluates results as they relate to the patient and
performs shift charge for department as needed or assigned. JOB
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Sets up and maintains ventilatory support of both adult and
children in all critical care areas. Makes changes and weans
patient in concert with physician's approval or protocol.
- Document patient's assessment and findings on medical record
and consult with physicians regarding appropriate therapy.
- Administers respiratory medications, documentations and
- Administers respiratory care and O2 therapy modalities to
patient following physician order or protocol. Evaluates results of
- Serves as a member of the "Code Blue" and "Rapid Response"
team. Draws arterial blood gases, maintains patient airways, and
provides artificial ventilation.
- Performs arterial puncture on adult, children. Analyzes
specimens for blood gas values.
- Performs A-line insertion after appropriate training on adult
- Performs diagnostic studies such as oximetry, CO2 monitoring,
bedside PFT testing.
- Evaluates patients and consults with physician regarding
- Participates in in-service education.
- Assists physician with bronchoscopy at bedside, fluoroscopy and
GI Lab. Appropriately labels and handles specimens.
- Demonstrates/models the hospital`s core values and customer
service behaviors in interaction with all customers. (Internal and
external). 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 4
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
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