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Respiratory Therapist CRT & RRT (Multiple Opportunities)

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Erie
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionIf applicable, these positions are eligible for a generous sign-on bonus of up to $15,000 with a two year commitment to UPMC! APPLY TODAY!
UPMC Hamot is hiring Respiratory Therapists to support their Respiratory Therapy Department! Do you have a passion for providing top-notch patient care and enhancing the patient experience? Are you passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? If you're ready to take on new challenges, explore this opportunity with us today!
UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center. Supported by a 300-member medical staff, this facility cares for its patients in the UPMC Hamot tradition of quality, health, healing, and education.
Learn more about "Seeing Respiratory Therapy in a New Light" here: Seeing Respiratory Therapy in a New Light (upmc.com)
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. We will consider CRT or RRT as well as the all levels of the career ladder. The final title and pay will be determined by education, experience, and certifications.

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.

    Respiratory Therapist, RRT Requirements:


    • Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) approved Respiratory program required
    • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required
    • 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



      Sr Respiratory Therapy, RRT Requirements:


      • Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) approved Respiratory program
      • In lieu of an Associates degree, must have 5 to 7 years of experience or have an NBRC Certification
      • Two (2) years of total respiratory care experience with a minimum of one (1) year in critical care

        • Must successfully complete one (1) approved project from the department's project list during each annual performance review period. Project approved within 3 months of hire





          Respiratory Therapist, CRT Requirements:


          • 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)
            • Act 33 with renewal
            • Act 34 with renewal
            • Act 73 FBI Clearance

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Erie , Respiratory Therapist CRT & RRT (Multiple Opportunities), Healthcare , Erie, Pennsylvania

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