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Respiratory Therapist, CRT - (Vent & Dialysis Unit) (Casual) - Cranberry Place

Description

Cranberry Place is a nursing  and rehab facility with an updated decor and welcoming atmosphere located in easily accessible Cranberry Township.  Our team is dedicated to enhancing the comfort of our residents and returning them to their highest level of independence. Join our outstanding team in enriching the lives of our residents as we strive to improve their physical, psychological, and social needs.

 

We are looking for Respiratory Therapist Life Changers interested a challenging and rewarding career with our new Ventilator and Dialysis Unit.  Our vision is to be the preeminent provider of dialysis and ventilator services in a specialized skilled nursing environment. You can make an exceptional difference in the lives of our patients and their families by providing outstanding clinical care of challenging chronic conditions while supporting quality of life. 


If you are interested in a casual Respiratory Therapist role, we invite you to apply today!


Purpose:
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.

Responsibilities:
  • Evaluates the appropriateness of medical orders. Interprets clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
  • 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.
  • Assists to transport mechanically ventilated patients. Responds to all code situations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Communities has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Make a true impact at our senior living facilities, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day. 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) approved
  • Respiratory program required OR students who have received a temporary license are permitted to begin employment with approval from the Human Resources department along with their official transcripts
  • 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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT)
  • Osteopathic Respiratory Care OR Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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