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Respiratory Therapist Registered Per Diem - Respiratory Therapy

Job Title Respiratory Therapist Registered Per Diem - Respiratory Therapy Location Danville, PA Job Category Rehabilitation Services Schedule Per Diem Work Type Part time Department JM-Central Region Respiratory Therapy Division Date posted 04/24/2023 Job ID R-46934

Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer a per diem Respiratory Therapist (RRT) a competitive pay rates and up to $5.50/hr shift differentials for evening, nights and weekend shifts

Job Duties

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Competitive 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health
  • Free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones
  • 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

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Job Description

Assists with operational tasks including patient billing, picking up and cleaning soiled respiratory equipment, distribution of respiratory life support equipment to all in-patient care areas, and stocking of supplies and inventory. Ensures the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction.

  • Performs daily shift-by-shift rounds to identify patient care equipment in need of cleaning and redistribution as well as the specific respiratory patient care supplies and department paperwork and forms.
  • Assists with the transport of equipment for cleaning or repairs.
  • Locates and delivers needed life support equipment.
  • Completes purchase orders for respiratory therapy and maintains records.
  • Obtains departmental supplies via computer software system and maintains the supply template based on the supplies that are needed to provide patient care.
  • Stocks ancillary supply areas.
  • Disassembles, cleans and reassembles ventilators, performs quality control and cleans other equipment as required.
  • Assures all contaminated reusable equipment is delivered to be cleaned, as well as obtaining clean equipment.
  • Monitors due dates and packaging integrity for sterilized items.
  • Monitors expiration dates on pharmaceuticals and diagnostic supplies.
  • Troubleshoots ventilator during set-up, looking for damaged cords, screens, and verifying equipment preventative maintenance dates are within limits.
  • Audits and corrects computerized billing andobtains computerized management reports.
  • Downloads nocturnal oximeter studies into patients chart and notifies physician that the study is available to be interpreted.
  • Answers phone and relays information as required.
  • Assists in establishing, coordinating, and ensuring optimal storage, par levels for supplies.
  • Monitor and ensures eyewash station functionality daily.
  • Reports any necessary repairs to Facilities or immediate supervisor.
  • Submits work orders to facilities for department maintenance.
  • Makes daily rounds to monitor rental equipment usage.

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.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

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 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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