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Respiratory Care Technician (LPN)

Description

UPMC Passavant is hiring an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) in our Respiratory Therapy department. This NEW and unique role will require either an LPN license OR a RRT/CRT license to qualify.  Could this be you?  Don’t hesitate and apply TODAY!

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:

 

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

 

Qualifications

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

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)
  • 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 with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct