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Geisinger Health System Respiratory Therapist Registered in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

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.

Job Duties

  • 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.

Position Details

Our Respiratory Therapists enjoy the advantages of: • Protocol driven care• Therapist autonomy• Evidence-based medicine practices• Collaboration with Intensivist Critical Care team• Shared governance• Team environment• Best practice guidelines• State-of-the-art equipment and technology

Weekends and Holidays

Rotation

Small community hospital

Exceptional care to our patients

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)

Experience

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Member of National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification - Neonatal Resuscitation Program; Registered Respiratory Therapist - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); S.T.A.B.L.E. Certified - The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program

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.

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