Respiratory Therapist, CRT/RRT - UPMC Cole - Coudersport - FT Nights
Posted on: October 12, 2021
Cole is hiring full-time Respiratory Therapists!
This position is eligible for a generous
sign-on bonus! Whether you’re a recent Graduate looking to
launch your career, or a seasoned professional seeking a change,
now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!
Sign-On Bonus Details
$10,000 sign-on bonus available for Respiratory Therapists with
over one year of experience
$7,500 sign-on bonus available for New Graduates with less than one
year of experience
*RRTs and CRTs will be considered.
Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary
based his/her individual experience, education, and
Under the general direction of a physician and by
prescription, provides respiratory therapy services and life
support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary
system. Defined responsibilities are performed in all patient
populations and in all patient service areas.
- Evaluates the appropriateness of
medical orders. Interprets clinical data to optimize patient
- Sets up and operates devices, such
as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration
apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment,
such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature, and
to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients.
Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum
results to therapy. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy
equipment to ensure equipment functions safely and
- Assists to transport mechanically
ventilated patients. Responds to all code situations.
- Maintains patient's chart that
contains pertinent identification and therapy information. *Orders
repairs when needed. * Demonstrates respiratory care procedures to
trainees and other health care personnel. * Supervises students
- Reads prescription, measures
arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess
patient condition and determine requirements for treatment, such as
type and duration of therapy, and medication dosages. Determines
most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be
observed, and modifications which may be needed that will be
compatible with physician's orders.
- Monitors patient's physiological
responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases,
and blood chemistry changes. Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and
assists patient in performing breathing exercises. Performs
pulmonary function tests to be used by physician in diagnosis of
case. Consults with physician in the event of adverse
Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for
Respiratory Care) approved Respiratory program required.
Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRTT) from the National
Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required prior to expiration of
temporary practice permit. Respiratory therapists who receive their
CRT credential from the NBRC after July 1, 2002 are required to
maintain certification under the NBRC requirements
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic
and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Certified Respiratory Therapy
- Osteopathic Respiratory Care OR
Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP)
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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