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Respiratory Therapist - Full Time - Nights

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: May 24, 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.The Registered Respiratory Therapist assesses patient's condition and need for respiratory care; provides appropriate therapy in designated critical and all non-critical areas according to the physician order. Set up and maintain appropriate ventilator support. Perform diagnostic studies and evaluates results as they relate to the patient. Perform shift charge for department as needed or assigned.

  • Set up and maintain ventilatory support of both adult and children in all clinical care areas. Manages ventilator in concert with physician`s orders and/or protocols.
  • Evaluate and document patient assessment and findings in medical record and consult with physicians regarding appropriate therapy.
  • Administers respiratory care and O2 therapy to following physician's order and/or protocol.
  • Serve as a member of "Code Blue" and "Rapid Response" team. Responsibility includes: performing ABG collection, maintaining patient's airway, providing oxygen therapy, and/or artificial ventilation via BVM.
  • Perform arterial puncture on adult and children. Analyzes specimens for blood gas values.
  • Performs diagnostic studies such as oximetry, CO2 monitoring, and bedside PFT testing.
  • Participates in in-service education.
  • Appropriately collect and label respiratory specimens for processing in microbiology laboratory .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.
    Current License as a Respiratory Therapist in a State of Pennsylvania. Received credentials through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).
    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 , Respiratory Therapist - Full Time - Nights, Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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