To perform respiratory therapy treatment modalities in all treatment areas including the Intensive Care Unit. To furnish assistance during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Treat and monitor all ventilator cases. Demonstrate knowledge or principles of growth and development and the skills necessary to provide respiratory care for patients of all age groups. Take charge responsibility and act as the physician's assistant for bronchoscopies performed by the pulmonary and surgery physicians upon completion of both of those respective competencies.
Education, License & Cert:
The Respiratory Therapist must be recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist or a Certified Respiratory Therapist and should possess a minimum of an A.S. or an A.A.S. degree from a COARC accredited program.
The Respiratory Therapist must be licensed by the State of Pennsylvania.
Must be a graduate of a CoARC approved Respiratory Therapy Program. Prefer at least one year of intensive and general care as a respiratory therapist. Will require orientation for blood gas procurement and analysis, bronchoscopy procedure, and general orientation to the Robert Packer Hospital.
- Assessment, treatment, and monitoring of ventilator cases in both critical care areas and medical/surgery areas.
- Performs Respiratory Therapy (RT) Protocol and assessment compliant with Respiratory Care standards of practice, policies, and procedures.
- Recognizes an emergency situation and initiates the proper plan of action.
- Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling to meet patient care requirements (changing shifts, necessary overtime, etc.)
- Assists physician for bronchoscopy procedures upon completion of competency. Authorized to access medications and storage areas in the performance of essential job functions and duties.
- Recommend the collection of additional pertinent data through chest x-ray, blood gas analysis and other laboratory reports.
- Evaluate pulmonary function studies.
- Procure, analyze, and evaluate blood for acid-base and gas analysis. Perform oximetry.
- Assists with orientation of new Respiratory Care Practitioners.
- Demonstrates cost effective patient care by utilizing resources responsibly.
- BLS provider.
- Functions independently in all patient care areas, demonstrating initiative in completing work assignments.
- Supports and adheres to the Guthrie Values.
- Participation in community and employee engagement activities is required.
- It is understood that this description is not intended to be all-inclusive and that other duties may be assigned as necessary in the performance of this position.
Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of Guthrie, you'll find staff members who have committed themselves to serving the community.
The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.
The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500 physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.