Respiratory Care Practitioner I - Respiratory Therapy

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 0.90

Shift: Night

Hours: 7:00p - 7:00a

 

Penn State Health at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking versatile and patient-focused Respiratory Therapists to support exciting growth! These are wonderful opportunities for compassionate professionals who are seeking out challenge and continued opportunities for development and advanced learning with an exceptional team of multidisciplinary experts. 


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Penn State Health offers: 

- Competitive salary 

- Tuition Reimbursement and New Grad Tuition forgiveness 

- Access to a state-of-the art clinical simulation lab 

- Clinical advancement ladder 

- Collaborative and learning-focused environment 

- Exceptional benefits program with no waiting period 

- Paid time off to promote healthy life – work balance 

- PAWS-UP Employee Recognition program 


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 to find out more about why this is a great way to begin or further your career!


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 


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


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S):

Associates Degree from a CoARC approved program in Respiratory Therapy required.

Licensed as Respiratory Therapist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

RRT credential awarded by the NBRC or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) with at least 20-years of total experience and 15-years of acute and critical care experience at PSHMC required.

ACLS or PALS/NRP certification required.

BLS/RQI certification required.

Critical thinking and multitasking skills required. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION(S):

Excellent communication skills preferred.

 


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, 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 hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

 

Union: Non Bargained

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