Geisinger Health System FLEX REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST in JERSEY SHORE, Pennsylvania

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

Location: JERSEY SHORE HOSPITAL

Work Schedule: ROTATION

Work Type: FLEX

Description:

Under the supervision of the Manager of Cardiopulmonary, the Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for the administration of all procedures as identified within the departmental Policy and Procedure Manual.

Essential Functions:

  • Accurately administers Respiratory Care procedures (Small Volume Aerosol, Incentive Spirometer, Chest Physiotherapy/ Postural Drainage, heated and cool mist aerosol therapy and oxygen therapy, ventilator set-up, management, troubleshoot, weaning and extubation). Also BiPAP and CPAP set-up, management and troubleshoot.

  • Accurately applies Holter Monitors, performs EKGs, and assists the attending physician in performing all phases of cardiac stress testing (ETT).

  • Accurately prepares and enters patient response to therapy and diagnostic procedures onto appropriate forms (both medical and accounting records and MediTech orders and charges).

  • Performs oxygen therapy rounds and performs pulse oximetry.

  • Schedules patient testing, distributes reports and maintains a departmental record filing system for data retrieval as needed.

  • Knowledgeable in the fundamentals of pulmonary function testing.

  • Maintains departmental and floor medications and equipment on a per level inventory and controls status.

  • Assists in providing cardiopulmonary orientation to all new nursing personnel as requested.

  • Assist nursing and physicians in identifying patient needs and selecting appropriate diagnostics and treatment to patients with the goal of preventing deterioration and improving the health of the patient.

Other Functions:

  • Participates in the Cardiopulmonary Department’s QPI plan.

  • Serves on Hospital committees and participates in committee evaluation processes as necessary.

  • Promotes and participates in programs which enhance a positive public image of the Hospital and Department of Nursing.

  • Respond and assist as part of the Assessment Team and provide Basic Life Support in emergency situations.

  • Perform equipment cleaning and preventative maintenance.

Experience

Three (3) years of experience in clinical cardiopulmonary medicine required.

Education & Training

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Graduate of an accredited school for respiratory care.

Current Basic Life Support Certification.

ACLS certification preferred.

Licensure, Certification & Registration

Registered Respiratory Therapist license.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.