Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) - Respiratory Therapy

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  0.9

Shift:  Nights
Hours:  12


Penn State Health at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking versatile and patient-focused Certified Respiratory Therapist to join us in our mission to provide the best and most advanced care! 


As a Certified Respiratory Therapist, you have options, so we asked our Respiratory team members to share with us why Penn State Health is a great place to work:


“The things that make this a great place to work are the dedicated medical professionals, the fast paced (and) always changing environment, and the abundant opportunities to learn and grow as a therapist.”


I ask a lot of questions…I never feel like I am annoying anyone.  In fact, the preceptors appreciate questions…I am able to see and learn which is valuable to my career and growth as an RT.”


I can tell that Respiratory Therapists are building their careers here at Penn State (Health) and as a new grad, I am excited to build mine.”

“I was attracted to the higher level of care – level 1 trauma, level 4 NICU.   I appreciated the innovation and therapies provided that I didn’t see at other clinical sites…(Respiratory Therapists) are definitely part of clinical team decisions.


If these things are important to you as you build upon your career in respiratory, consider joining us!  Considering making a change, but want to hear more? 


Contact our recruiter, Taryn Blydenburgh directly at tblydenburgh@pennstatehealth.psu.edu to schedule a time that works for you! 


Our employees enjoy a number of amazing discounts on entertainment, fitness, merchandise and travel from local and national vendors.  


Beyond these exceptional programs, we offer tuition reimbursement programs and opportunities for clinical ladder advancement!




Our Certified Respiratory Therapist plays a crucial role in ensuring that our patients receive the most advanced care by providing essential respiratory care procedures to critically ill patients.


An integral part of the care team, the individual selected for this role will collaborate with physicians and nursing staff to provide expert assessments of patients and determine and execute an appropriate treatment plan to ensure the best outcomes.


A key member of our emergency team, the Certified Respiratory Therapist responds to emergency calls (codes, traumas, rapid responses), and evaluates the patient’s needs for airway care and secretion removal.




Associates degree from an accredited CoARC respiratory therapist program required


1 year experience required.


CRT credential required.  


Must be legally credentialed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)


Why Hershey Medical Center?


Hershey Medical center is Central PA’s only academic medical center, and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the best hospital in the South Central PA region, and number 4 in the state.


Hershey Medical Center is also the only Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients in this region and is nationally ranked in advanced care for cancer, GI, orthopedics, and more.


If you are an individual who has been seeking an opportunity to develop within a growing and innovative organization, connect with us today!




We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region.  We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.  For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting.  For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC.   Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.




Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country.  It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania.  The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA.  It also includes Penn State Health Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, PA, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA.  Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.



If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report.  This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.


Union: Non Bargained