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Respiratory Care Technician (LPN)

  • Job ID: 87584970
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight and evening shifts
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: Respiratory Therapy
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.09 to $22.53 / hour

Description

Purpose:
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.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications

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



Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) OR Osteopathic Respiratory Care OR Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

     

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