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Respiratory Therapist Pool at Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Type: Part Time





Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES

Upon the order of a physician, sets up, operates, monitors, and manages various types of Respiratory equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis, treatment, and/or management of pulmonary disease and/or illness. Under the direction of a Clinical Supervisor, coordinates shift coordinates shift activities and handles management issues that arise on second and third shift.
This position includes, but is not limited to the following essential functions.

Essential Functions:

Administers physician-prescribed Respiratory therapy by setting up and operating various oxygen delivery devices, nebulizers, humidifiers, tents, and hoods in order to deliver prescribed drugs, gases, humidity, and various oxygen concentrations to the Respiratory system of the patient

Sets up, operates, monitors, and manages mechanical ventilators when patient's Respiratory system is incapable of adequate spontaneous ventilation.

Performs arterial puncture and obtains blood sample for analysis of arterial blood gases and determination of acid-base balance.
Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the Hospital.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications

AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy Therapist program

Licensed by the State. Registered by NBRC. Current State license One year of general and intensive/critical Respiratory care to include ventilator management and ABG acquisition preferred

CLOSING STATEMENT

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.