Job Description

Job Title: Respiratory Care Technician (LPN)
Job ID: 87584970
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight and evening shifts
Shift: Rotating
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550


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.


  • 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.


  • 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


    Salary Range: $15.09 to $22.53 / hour

    Union Position: No

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