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: 12 Hour Shifts

Penn State Health at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking versatile and patient-focused Respiratory Care Practitioners to provide advanced care. 

These are wonderful opportunities for compassionate professionals who are seeking out challenge and continued opportunities for development. Why join our respiratory team besides the opportunity to learn with and from a team of experts in the field? 

Penn State Health offers a collaborative and learning-focused environment as well as exceptional benefits starting day one and strong paid time off programs to promote healthy life – work balance. 

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! 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

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. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

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. 

ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH: 

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. 

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! 

Why Central PA? 

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. 

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

Union: Non Bargained