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Registered Respiratory Therapist - Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, PA)

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Job Title Registered Respiratory Therapist - Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, PA) Location Danville, PA Job Category Rehabilitation Services Schedule Rotation Work Type Full time Department Central Region Respiratory Therapy Division Date posted 05/28/2024 Job ID R-62881

Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) a $15,000 sign-on incentive, $27.81 in minimum hourly base pay with increased rates for experienced individuals, and up to an additional $5.50 in shift differential pay for evenings, nights, and weekend shifts!

Job Duties

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one
  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents
  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)
  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly
  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive
  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care; Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more
  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance
  • Shared governance structure that empowers our Respiratory Therapists 
  • Protocol driven care 
  • Therapist autonomy 
  • Evidence-based medicine practices 
  • Collaboration with Intensivist Critical Care team 
  • State-of-the-art equipment and technology 
  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement 
  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated leaders 
  • Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups 
  • Employee referral incentive program 

Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Nurse Recruiter, Dana Katz, at dkatz@geisinger.edu

Job Description:

  • Consistently performs and documents thorough patient assessments.
  • Establishes appropriate care plans.
  • Communicates with other members of the patient care team.
  • Correctly performs and documents routine therapeutic modalities including aerosolized medications, secretion management techniques, pulmonary volume expansion, oxygen therapy, and assists with routine care and maintenance of artificial airways.
  • Initiates and manages conventional and high frequency mechanical ventilators according to established protocol.
  • Provides appropriate, age-specific, patient and family education as it relates to disease management.
  • Assists in intra-hospital transport of mechanically ventilated patients.
  • Responsible for acute airway management in emergent situations.
  • Sets up and manages non-invasive monitoring (i.e. ETCO monitors, pulse oximeters).
  • When care management not available, assists with discharge planning for patients needing respiratory related DME supplies, follows appropriate insurance guidelines.
  • Adheres to regulatory requirements and safety standards.
  • Adheres to institutional and nationally established standards of care.
  • Collects arterial blood gas samples and processes through point of care blood analyzers.
  • Maintains the confidentially of patient information according to established internal and external specifications and regulations including release of information and HIPAA.
  • Functions as the Shift Coordinator (charge person) when designated as such after one year of employment.
  • Assists the medical team in the performance of fiberoptic bronchoscopy procedures.
  • Assists the medical team with the placement invasive monitoring lines and obtains hemodynamic measurements and calculations.
  • Assists in the intra-hospital transport of age specific patient groups.
  • Functions as a preceptor for orientees and students in their clinical rotation.


Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA is looking for experienced Registered Respiratory Therapists to join their team!

Full-Time Schedule/Shift Requirements Include:

(.9) FTE w/ days, evenings, nights, and rotation schedules available

All full-time schedules require every other weekend and every other holiday

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Relevant experience* (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA); Certified Respiratory Therapist - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); Basic Life Support Certification within 6 months - Default Issuing Body; Registered Respiratory Therapist - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

Skills

Interpersonal Communication; Organizing; Communication; Preceptor Skills

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. 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. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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