Respiratory Care Practitioner I (Per Diem) - Resp Therapy

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: PRN
FTE: 0.10
Shift: Varied
Hours: Varied Hours

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

As a Respiratory Care Practitioner, 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 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 Respiratory Care Practitioner 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 Respiratory Care Practitioner responds to emergency calls (codes, traumas, rapid responses), and evaluates the patient’s needs for airway care and secretion removal. 


Associates Degree from a CoARC approved program in Respiratory Therapy required. Licensed as Respiratory Therapist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

RRT credential required. 

ACLS or PALS/NRP certification required. 

Critical thinking and multitasking skills required. 


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 

If chosen for this position, you may 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, martial 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 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained