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Respiratory Therapist - CRT/RRT

Company: UPMC
Location: Altoona
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

Description

This position will consider CRT or RRT.   The final title and pay will be determined by education, experience, and certifications. 
 
Respiratory Therapy - CRT/RRT
Fulltime - Night Shift
8 hour shifts - every other weekend
AFSCME
Posted: June 9, 2021

We are currently offering a SIGN-ON BONUS for all full-time Respiratory Therapist positions! Please see the following amount of the sign-on bonus and employment commitment.  Don't miss out - apply today!

1 year commitment $5,000   

2 years commitment $6,500  

3 years commitment $8,000 

*Current UPMC employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus program

 

 

Purpose:
Administers Respiratory Care Services to patients via Medical Staff approved techniques and procedures and with the rules of Respiratory Care services. Cleans, repairs, and services Respiratory Care equipment and performs other related work.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for operating, maintenance, calibration, and performance of blood gas analyzers.
  • Performs blood gas analysis.Performs postural drainage and chest physiotherapy to improve pulmonary toiletry and mobilize secretions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various states of health and disease.
  • Administers bedside pulmonary function tests.
  • Keeps up to date with current trends and developments. Maintains working knowledge of Department procedure manuals. Employee complies with established occupational exposure policies. Participates in inservice training programs to improve respiratory practice. Reviews updated policies in a timely fashion.
  • Prepares and maintains required reports and patient records.
  • Administers aerosols for the purpose of sputum induction.
  • Efficiently employs available equipment and supplies giving due care to their use and maintenance.
  • Performs arterial puncture using both the radial and brachial arteries (may use femoral artery with a doctor's order). Performs capillary punctures on newborn infants and small children using either heel or finger sticks.
  • Does work rotating shifts as need arises.Available for staffing adjustments to help ensure sufficient number of qualified staff are available to meet patient needs and respond to unusual occurrences and/or increased patient acuity.
  • Responsible for completing all competency testing within 45 days following the annual publishing date of the criteria. The CRT is responsible to schedule with the RRT the date(s) to complete the competency review and testing.
  • Administers IPPV, IPPB, aerosol, nebulizer, and incentive spirometry treatments. (All of the above contain drugs except incentive spirometry.)
  • Maintains an adequate level of laboratory supplies in the Blood Gas Laboratory.
  • Initiates and maintains mechanical pulmonary ventilation equipment in the ED, Nursery and ICU settings
  • Administers medical gases utilizing the following equipment: cannula, tent, croupette, mask, aerosol mask, HFNC and trach collar.

 

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required: In accordance with Act 60, State Board of Medicine, and State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, must provide the Hospital with a copy of his/her current temporary practice permit or current certificate to practice in the Commonwealth as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. In addition, must be a graduate of an AMA accredited school for respiratory therapy and successfully completed the NBRC Certification Exam.Experience Required: None.Specific Abilities:1.Works under the general supervision of the Advanced Respiratory Therapist/Clinical Coordinator and Administrative Director of Respiratory Care. 2.Performs regular functions without direct supervision.3.Consults the Advanced Respiratory Therapist/Clinical Coordinator, Administrative Director, and Medical Director as required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireMust complete Neonatal Resuscitation Program within one year of Hire Date. Must obtain RRT within 1 year of hire or transfer.
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Osteopathic Respiratory Care OR Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , Respiratory Therapist - CRT/RRT, Other , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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