Job Description

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist,
Job ID: 180001D5
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: various shisft for 24/7 coverage
Shift: Variable
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Location: 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346


UPMC Northwest Seneca, PA

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.


  • Assist with Bronchoscopies.
  • Assists in the orientation of staff technicians and therapists and other heatlh care personnel.
  • Assists to transport mechanically ventilated patients. Responds to all code situations.
  • Attend and participare in department meetings, conferences and inservices. Upgrading your knowledge of respiratory care related fields to a level accepted as department standard.
  • Ensure that all daily patient charges are entered.
  • Evaluates and perform Tracheostomy care and changing of patient's trach as prescribed by physician.
  • Evaluates and sets up patients for home oxygen.
  • Evaluates the appropriateness of medical orders. Interprets clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
  • Exhibit and practice service excellence by actively seeking, listening and responding to the needs of patients, their families, physicians, staff and others.
  • Maintains patient's chart that contains pertinent identification and therapy information.


  • 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 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

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

    ACLS and PALS preferred Employee must obtain required certifications within 1 year of hire/transfer
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Osteopathic Respiratory Care
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner

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


Salary Range: $17.47 to $27.09 / hour

Union Position: no

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