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Sr Respiratory Therapist, RRT

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Sr. Respiratory Therapist to support the 31762 - 31762 MAGEE Infant Resp Therapy department!

FOR INFANT UNIT:

The Infant Respiratory Therapy department includes many areas for opportunity such as Labor & Delivery Response, Level III NICU, OB Trauma Response, Neonatal Team Autonomy, and Inter-facility Ground Transport.

This position will work a rotating shift. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

 

Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC is a world class center for both women’s health and Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC is a world class center for both women’s health and comprehensive medical-surgical care. This facility has one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and has expanded the hospital’s clinical area to males, with an understanding of their own special health care needs. Magee has a full-service Emergency Department and services including imaging, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, lupus, gastro-enterology, colorectal surgery, pulmonology, and urology.

We will consider CRT, RRT, and all levels of the career ladder. The final title and pay will be determined by education experience and certifications.


Under the general direction of a physician and by prescription, the Sr. Respiratory Therapist provides respiratory therapy services and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. They demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge in respiratory care as defined by the business unit and perform all duties of a Respiratory Therapist, RRT. The defined responsibilities are performed in all patient populations and in all patient service areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates advanced level of knowledge in high-risk modalities specific to the business entity.
  • Effectively administers all therapies such as Nitric Oxide (NO) administration and Tracheal Gas Insufflation (TGI). Performs advanced functions in non-traditional settings: OR, ED, Cath Lab, Lung Center, Recovery areas, Transport, etc. Performs bronchoscopy, Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) lab troubleshooting, completes pulmonary function tests, breath alcohol testing, EEG, EKG, Stress Testing, and 24-hour halter monitoring hook-up and scanning as needed.
  • Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.
  • Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists patient in performing breathing exercises.
  • Performs pulmonary function tests to be used by physician in diagnosis of case.
  • Consults with physician in the event of adverse reactions.
  • Maintains patient's chart that contains pertinent identification and therapy information.
  • Orders repairs when needed.
  • Demonstrates respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel.
  • Supervises students during training.
  • Assists to transport mechanically ventilated patients. Responds to all code situations.
  • Evaluates the appropriateness of medical orders. Interprets clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
  • Performs the duties of a Respiratory Therapist, RRT:
    • Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment, such as type and duration of therapy, and medication dosages. Determines most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be observed, and modifications which may be needed that will be compatible with physician's orders.
    • Evaluates the appropriateness of medical orders. Interprets clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
    • Sets up and operates devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators. Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment, such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature, and to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients. Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment functions safely and efficiently.
  • Functions as a Lead Respiratory Therapist (i.e., Charge Duty) as needed in the absence of the Supervisor or Manager based on department need. Functions as a senior level resource to other staff to facilitate problem solving, provide training, and demonstrate techniques.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) approved Respiratory program required.
  • Associates degree is required; Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Two (2) years of total respiratory care experience with a minimum of one (1) year in critical care is required.
  • Must successfully complete one (1) approved project from the department's project list during each annual performance review period. Project approved within 3 months of hire.
     


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required. Respiratory Therapists who receive their RRT credential from the NBRC after July 1, 2002, are required to maintain certification under the NBRC requirements.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Osteopathic Respiratory Care OR Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)


UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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