Penn State Health at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a versatile and patient-focused Respiratory Care Practitioner to join our growing Respiratory team to support our adult patient population. This is a wonderful opportunity for a Respiratory Therapist who seeks out challenge and continued opportunities for development and advanced learning in the profession.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 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? Hershey Medical center is Central PA’s only academic medical center, and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the best hospital in the South Central PA region, and number 4 in the state. Hershey Medical Center is also the only Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients in this region and is nationally ranked in advanced care for cancer, GI, orthopedics, and more. Penn State Health offers a competitive salary, a collaborative and learning-focused environment, as well as an exceptional benefits program that includes strong paid time off to promote healthy life – work balance. Beyond these exceptional programs, we offer a Respiratory Tuition forgiveness program for new graduates as well and opportunities for clinical ladder advancement after 2 years! 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.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.
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