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 patients 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.
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
- Appropriately labels and handles specimens.
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
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of 4 months clinical experience, either concurrent with
training program or
- Respiratory Therapy is covered 24 hours/day and 7 days/week.
Rotating shifts, weekends,
holidays, weekends based on the needs of the department.
- Current License as a Respiratory Therapist in a State of
Pennsylvania. Received credentials through the National Board of
Respiratory Care (NBRC).
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