Penn Highlands Healthcare

PHB RESPIRATORY THERAPIST RRT

Job Location US-PA-Brookville
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/18/2020 8:27 AM)
Job ID
2020-14748
# Positions
1
Hours/Pay
69
Department
Cardiopulmonary
Shift
Varied shifts
Type
Full Time

Overview

 

We at Penn Highlands Brookville (PHB), in affiliation with Penn Highlands Healthcare, are very proud of our record in both cost effectiveness and innovation. As our 34 plus bed hospital evolves to meet today's ever- changing health care needs, the main focus remains on the patient and PHB's role in the community. The hospital has experienced enormous changes since its founding in 1919. Today, technological changes in health care are occurring at an even faster rate. While the hospital has kept pace with these rapid changes, its strength lies in the personalized healthcare given by the PHB family, which includes the physicians, employees, and board of directors.

 

To fulfill this mission and vision, we focus on bringing together talented healthcare professionals who believe that the best way to treat patients is to offer individualized medical care in an environment that is friendly, personalized, and close to home. In order to serve our patients in this manner, we are actively recruiting individuals who want to work in this type of environment. 

 


 

Respiratory Therapist (RRT) provides cardiopulmonary testing and therapy in accordance with physician treatment plans to diagnose, stabilize, prevent or remedy patient cardiopulmonary problems.

Responsibilities

*Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS BROOKVILLE policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

 

Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with patients in order to explain tests and therapy techniques, allay fears and elicit cooperation, and with physicians and nursing personnel in order to exchange patient status and treatment information.

Analytical skills necessary in order to interpret reports, set up and position equipment accurately, and prepare and administer medications.

Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail in order to interpret physician orders, operate equipment, and monitor patients.

Ability to move throughout floor in order to administer tests and treatments in patient areas.

Provide or assist with the following services for In & Out patients:  EKG, ABG sampling and analysis, pulse oximetry, stress testing) holter monitoring and analysis, PFT's, echocardiograms, TEE, EEG, arterial  doppler studies, tilt-table studies, Bronchoscopy  and Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab routines.

Provide all aspects of Respiratory Care to patients as ordered by the physician in accordance with hospital policy.

Make regular scheduled patient rounds and make changes as necessary.  Check equipment, clean, sterilize and process equipment that has been removed from patient rooms.

Recognize acute medical problems and provide emergency treatment as authorized by hospital policy. Notify physician of acute problems.

Attend required in service programs and maintain established policies, procedures, quality assurance, safety, and infection control.

Carry out prescribed measures for each patient as assigned with respect to the age of the patient population served

General duties as directed.

Qualifications

Graduate from an AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy required

  • PA State Licensure, RRT credentialing through the National Board of Respiratory Care, (NBRC) required
  • Membership in a respiratory therapy professional organization preferred
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, cardio pulmonary procedures, techniques and objectivities; and administration of therapeutic gases and medication.
  • Experience in hemodynamic monitoring of critical patients.

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