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.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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
- 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
Current License as a Respiratory Therapist in a State of
Pennsylvania. 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
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!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity