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Weekend Registered Respiratory Therapist - Night shift (7p-7a)

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Properly assesses and treat patients of all age demographic according to physician orders and best clinical practice. Use electronic health record to document patient care and services performed. Set up and maintain ventilatory support and oxygen delivery devices, administer respiratory medication, and perform diagnostic studies.

  • Set us and maintain ventilatory support of both adult and children in all clinical areas. Makes changes and wean patient in concert with physician`s approval or protocol.
  • Perform patient assessments and document findings in electronic health record.
  • Administer respiratory medication and oxygen therapy according to physician's orders or RT-driven protocol.
  • Serve as a member of "Code Blue" and "Rapid Response" teams. Responsibilities include: procurement of ABG, ensuring airway patency, and providing ventilatory support.
  • Perform diagnostic studies such as overnight pulse oximetry, CO2 monitoring, and bedside PFT testing.
  • Participate in in-service education and department staff meetings.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:Sitting up to two hours per day - 1 hour increments. Standing up to 3 hours per day - 1 hour increments. Walking up to 12 hours per day - 15 minute increments. Frequently uses fingers to manipulate small vials, equipment, etc. Continuous use of hands for writing and operating respiratory equipment. Continuous twisting/turning of hands and body to provide patient care. Occasional lifting of boxes and equipment up to 25 pounds. Frequently carrying of objects/equipment up to 25 pounds. Frequent pushing/pulling of equipment or patients up to 300 pounds. Frequent stooping/bending. Occasional crouching. Occasional reaching above shoulder level. Ability to palpate arteries, feel skin temperature, etc. Hearing as it relates to normal, high and low frequencies. Seeing as it relates to general, far, near, color, and peripheral vision. Depth perception.
    EDUCATION:Current License as a Respiratory Therapist required.-- Received credentials through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).
    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:--Minimum of 6 months clinical experience, either concurrent with training program or post-graduation. Departmental orientation appropriate for knowledge and expertise.-- Certified in Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association.-- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support required within one (1) year of hire.-- PALS is recommended.

    Please complete your application using your full legal name and--current home address. --Be sure to--include--employment history for--the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.-- Additionally, you are--encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and--licenses, if applicable. --It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. --Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Weekend Registered Respiratory Therapist - Night shift (7p-7a), Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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