Assesses patients' respiratory care needs based on a variety of data. Plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates treatment modalities to meet those needs. Ensures the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction.
Consistently performs and documents thorough patient assessments.
Establishes appropriate care plans.
Communicates with other members of the patient care team.
Correctly performs and documents routine therapeutic modalities including aerosolized medications, secretion management techniques, pulmonary volume expansion, oxygen therapy, and assists with routine care and maintenance of artificial airways.
Initiates and manages conventional and high frequency mechanical ventilators according to established protocol.
Provides appropriate, age-specific, patient and family education as it relates to disease management.
Assists in intra-hospital transport of mechanically ventilated patients.
Responsible for acute airway management in emergent situations.
Sets up and manages non-invasive monitoring (i.e. ETCO monitors, pulse oximeters).
When care management not available, assists with discharge planning for patients needing respiratory related DME supplies, follows appropriate insurance guidelines.
Adheres to regulatory requirements and safety standards.
Adheres to institutional and nationally established standards of care.
Collects arterial blood gas samples and processes through point of care blood analyzers.
Maintains the confidentially of patient information according to established internal and external specifications and regulations including release of information and HIPAA.
Functions as the Shift Coordinator (charge person) when designated as such after one year of employment.
Assists the medical team in the performance of fiberoptic bronchoscopy procedures.
Assists the medical team with the placement invasive monitoring lines and obtains hemodynamic measurements and calculations.
Assists in the intra-hospital transport of age specific patient groups.
Functions as a preceptor for orientees and students in their clinical rotation.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Our Respiratory Therapists enjoy the advantages of:
Protocol driven care
Evidence-based medicine practices
Collaboration with Intensivist Critical Care team
Best practice guidelines
State-of-the-art equipment and technology
80 hours biweekly 2-8 hour shifts & 2-12 hour shifts/week including every other weekend and holiday
Primarily evening shift
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification - Neonatal Resuscitation Program; Registered Respiratory Therapist - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.