Registered Respiratory Therapist .1
Lancaster General Hospital
Pulmonary - Clinical
Job Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist
Posted on 12/20/2019
This position is located in Lancaster, PA.
Casual, 0.1, at least 8 hours per two weeks working variable 8 hour shifts every third weekend and one summer/one winter holiday
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1. Administers physician-prescribed treatment/testing to patients in all clinical areas according to physician order and/or department policy and procedure. Administered services include, but are not limited to, therapeutic gases, aerosol and humidity therapy, positive pressure breathing treatment (IPPB/CPAP), deep breathing exercises, airway care, including tracheobronchial aspiration and other procedures, and postural drainage and percussion/vibration to aid in secretion removal.
2. Performs physician-ordered arterial blood sample collection and performs subsequent analysis on an arterial blood gas analyzer for oxygen, carbon dioxide, pH, and oxygen saturation levels.
3. Establishes, monitors, and adjusts ventilator management of the critically ill patient requiring mechanical ventilation, under the direction of a physician and/or established physician protocol.
4. Provide complete and accurate documentation according to department policies for performed services.
SPECIFIC EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSURE:
Certification as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (or hold a temporary permit) by the PA State Board of Medicine.
Graduate AMA approved Respiratory Therapy Program. Individual must be registered or registry eligible.
PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
One (1) year of neonatal intensive care experience.
One (1) year of arterial gas punctures.
One (1) year of ventilator management.
Registry through NBRC - one (1) year.
This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.
This position requires a Professional License/Certification.