Job Description

Job Title: Respiratory Care Technician / LPN
Job ID: 1800007R
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Various shifts for 24/7 coverage
Shift: Rotating
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550


UPMC Hamot Erie, PA

Administers diagnostic and treatment modalities of Respiratory Care in designated units observing all necessary precautions during therapy in order to prevent any adverse effects from occurring.


  • Administer Respiratory Care according to physician orders or established protocols.
  • Administer all forms of standard oxygen therapy as ordered by physician.
  • Administer respiratory therapy treatments as prescribed by a physician to include: aerosol therapy, chest physical therapy, incentive spirometry, intermittent positive pressure breathing, facial CPAP, nocturnal studies and suctioning.
  • Administer therapeutic gases such as oxygen as prescribed or according to departmental protocols.
  • Assemble, maintain and evaluate therapy and oxygen devices to ensure equipment is operable and in safe working condition.
  • Assist therapist in maintaining artificial ventilation.
  • Assist with cardiac compression, airway management and artificial ventilation.
  • Assist with the delivery of respiratory therapy equipment throughout the Hospital to maintain supply.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of respiratory care to include patient response to therapy and evaluate for treatment effectiveness.
  • Perform documentation of all respiratory services rendered.


  • Completion of an AMA approved school for Respiratory Care or LPN program required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse or Osteopathic Respiratory Care or Respiratory Care Practitioner

Salary Range: $14.65 to $23.02

Union Position: no

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