Job Description

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist
Job ID: 713728
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Various shifts for 24/7 coverage
Shift: Variable
Facility:
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

Purpose:

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UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center. Supported by a 300-member medical staff, this facility cares for its patients in the UPMC Hamot tradition of quality, health, healing, and education. Are you a Respiratory Therapist who is interested in working at a world renowned medical center with an up-beat environment? Do you enjoy working hands on with patients, their families, and a supportive team to provide excellent patient care? If so, you might be a great fit for a role at UPMC! We invite you to explore our opportunities today!

Under the general direction of a physician and by prescription, provides respiratory therapy services and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. Defined responsibilities are performed in all patient populations and in all patient service areas.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates the appropriateness of medical orders. Interprets clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) approved Respiratory program required Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation required Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRTT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required prior to expiration of temporary practice permit Respiratory therapists who receive their CRT credential from the NBRC after July 1, 2002 are required to maintain certification under the NBRC requirements

    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
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist
  • Osteopathic Respiratory Care or Respiratory Care Practitioner

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

Salary Range: $17.47 to $27.09

Union Position: No

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