Respiratory Care Practitioner I - Respiratory Therapy
Penn State Health
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 125
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Nights Hours: 12 Hour Shift
Penn State Children’s Hospital at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is expanding to meet the needs of children and families in central Pennsylvania who count on us for exceptional care!
We are searching for innovative respiratory therapists interested in an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of care in a highly collaborative environment where they are truly a part of clinical decisions regarding patient care. As the only Children’s hospital between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia fully equipped to treat the most severely ill children, our expansion complete fall of 2020, will expand our role as the region’s pediatric health care leader. We will provide more space for a state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit, the highest-level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and exceptional care for children, moms, and babies.
Our Respiratory Care Practitioner plays a crucial role in ensuring that our patients receive the most advanced care by providing essential respiratory care procedures to critically ill patients.
An integral part of the care team, the individual selected for this role will collaborate with physicians and nursing staff to provide expert assessments of patients and determine and execute an appropriate treatment plan to ensure the best outcomes.
A key member of our emergency team, the Respiratory Care Practitioner responds to emergency calls (codes, traumas, rapid responses), and evaluates the patient’s needs for airway care and secretion removal.
Associates Degree from a CoARC approved program in Respiratory Therapy required.
Licensed as Respiratory Therapist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
RRT credential required.
ACLS or PALS/NRP certification required.
Critical thinking and multitasking skills required. Excellent communication skills preferred.
WHY HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER?
Penn State Children’s Hospital is routinely ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation due to our focus on patient care, safety, outcomes, and research.
We are the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in South central Pennsylvania, level IV NICU, and the Hershey Medical Center is also the only Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients in this region.
Penn State Health offers a competitive salary, a collaborative and learning-focused environment with tuition resources to help our employees grow, as well as an exceptional benefits program that includes strong paid time off to promote healthy life – work balance.
Beyond these programs, we offer a new graduate Respiratory Tuition Forgiveness program as well and opportunities for clinical ladder advancement!
If you are an individual who has been seeking an opportunity to develop within a growing and innovative organization, connect with us today to explore an opportunity for you to make direct and lasting impact in the lives of others in a nationally ranked academic medical center!
WHY CENTRAL PA?
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
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