Job Description

Job Title: Respiratory Care Intern
Job ID: 729417
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Various day and evening shifts
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Respiratory Care
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237


Respiratory Care students will develop the ability to gain clinical experience and knowledge prior to the completion of their credentialing in Respiratory Care. The intern will be under the supervision of a designated clinical coach and will carry out various responsibilities as outlined below. Responsible for the administration of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of Respiratory Care in the general medical/surgical units observing all necessary precautions during therapy in order to prevent any adverse effects from occurring. Responsible for the care of equipment, economical use of supplies and utilities, and cleanliness in the department and work areas.

  • Administer BiPAP/CPAP as prescribed or according to department policy/procedure.Perform arterial punctures (radial and brachial arteries only) and analyze samples maintaining asepsis and quality as per department standards.Perform simple bedside pulmonary function testing and calculation.Perform incent
  • Administers IPPB therapy as prescribed or according to departmental procedures.
  • Administers therapeutic gases such as oxygen as prescribed or according to departmental procedures.
  • Participate in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation to include the establishment of an airway, ventilatory support and external cardiac massage.
  • Perform arterial punctures (radial and brachial arteries only) and analyze samples maintaining asepsis and quality as per department standards.
  • Perform simple bedside pulmonary function testing and calculation.
  • Prepare and administer aerosolized drugs and drug mixtures as prescribed (i.e., bronchodilators, antibiotics, antibacterials, wetting agents, enzymes, steroids, etc.).
  • Prepare and administer humidification and nebulization therapy under controlled temperature and saturation levels.



  • Currently enrolled in a CoARC approved school of Respiratory Care The intern must register for the Internship/Preceptorship each semester/quarter. The intern must have completed one semester of clinical rotations at a CoARC approved school of Respiratory Care.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:


  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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


Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: No

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