Assesses patients' respiratory care, pulmonary diagnostic and rehab needs based on a variety of data. Plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates treatment modalities to meet those needs.
Explains treatment and prepares patients for treatment and diagnostic exams.
Primary focus of care is in the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory and Pulmonary Rehab, but also maintains competence in performing essential procedures.
Informs homecare company of physician orders for home.
Provides home instruction.
Performs arterial blood gas draw, prepares for transfer to the laboratory or if applicable performs all subsequent point of care testing for the specimen, including calibration techniques and troubleshooting the point of care device.
Provides appropriate, age-specific, patient and family education.
Selects, assembles, and checks all equipment for proper function, operation, and cleanliness, including calibrations, quality control, troubleshooting and corrections of malfunctions.
Arranges for equipment repair and provides recommendation for equipment replacement.
Maintains supply inventory and orders supplies.
Collaborates with physicians and advanced practitioners to initiate evidence-based practice for optimum patient care.
Participates in team meetings and continuing education.
Maintains documentation of continuing education required by the NBRC and the state of Pennsylvania to maintain a valid Pennsylvania state license to practice Respiratory Care.
Adheres to regulatory requirements and safety standards.
Adheres to institutional and nationally established standards of care.
Maintains the confidentially of patient information according to established internal and external specifications and regulations including release of information and HIPAA.
Travels to Community Practice and Satellite sites as assigned.
Participates in research as requested.
Acts as preceptor and provides instruction to new employees and assigned respiratory students during their clinical rotations.
Maintains daily patient charge sheets and batches and sends to revenue cycle.
Maintains pulmonary schedule and helps coordinate patient testing.
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.
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. shift
No on call, however, - need to work 2 half days on a Saturday a year - required.
Travel to Spirometry in CMSL sites - is required
Patient testing, Tracheostomy clinic, Acute care clinic
Licensed Respiratory Therapist, Associates degree
Associate's Degree-Respiratory Therapy (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Respiratory Therapist - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
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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.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.