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Pulmonary Wellness Instructor - Williamsport

  • Job ID: 586541636
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (M-F)
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
  • Department: PULMONARY REHAB
  • Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.63 to $39.91 / hour

Description

UPMC Williamsport is looking for a Full-time Pulmonary Wellness Instructor to join our team of outstanding healthcare professionals. This is a Monday through Friday position, with no weekends or holidays required! Must be willing to work clinically as necessary. 

If you are interested in a position that offers great benefits and opportunities for growth, we encourage to apply today!

Purpose:
Develops, implements and monitors a pulmonary wellness program for inpatients and outpatients, including program marketing and patient and family education. Provides respiratory care services.

Responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Develops a treatment plan in collaboration with, and under direction of, a physician.
  • Develops and maintains community contacts that support both a pulmonary wellness model and the goals and objectives of the UPMC Susquehanna.
  • Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Understand that patient safety is everyone's responsibility. Assume responsibility for personal education and performance related to patient safety; report unsafe conditions or events immediately; speak up in a non confrontational and educational manner when seeing a safety breech; develop or participate in a project or action plan to reduce risk or mitigate harm for patients, as appropriate.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Develops and maintains all necessary orders and protocols in collaboration with Lead Therapists and the Medical Director for the successful operation of the program from both a clinical and financial base.
  • Orients and evaluates patients in collaboration with the physician.
  • Maintains AARC CEU education programs for state licensure for staff.
  • Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations. Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E. Be an ambassador for UPMC Susquehanna. Provide the best C.A.R.E. for our patients no matter what.
  • Provides a systematic educational program for patients that addresses issues of exercise, risk factor modification, diet, and counseling.
  • Develops and maintains all documentation required for the successful operation of the program to include statistics, policies and procedures, and operation and financial records.

 

Qualifications

Graduate of an American Medical Association accredited Respiratory Therapy training program.

Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy or Applied Science required (Bachelor's preferred) or grandfathered through the registry as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Two years of experience in pulmonary rehab preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Registered Respiratory Therapist Required
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) OR Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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