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Registered Respiratory Therapist II - Day shift @ HUP

Company: Penn Medicine
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:


Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


A Respiratory Therapist Level 2 (RT2) is a member of the healthcare team who provides expertise in managing patients of all ages who have respiratory disease or acute conditions impacting their ability to breath. The RT2 provides respiratory care to patients in the general, critical care and emergency room environments. The RT2 position is part of an internal HUP clinical advancement program and requires a minimum of one year of experience after graduation from an accredited respiratory care program.


Perform physical assessment of a patient's pulmonary status and make recommendations for appropriate respiratory care

Administer oxygen via various standard delivery devices as well as specialized heated high flow devices and a hyperbaric chamber

Administer aerosolized medications via nebulizer, MDI, DPI or other devices

Administer prescribed inhaled nitric oxide or aerosolized prostacyclin

Evaluate and maintain artificial airways of various sizes

Set up, adjust, maintain, and clean various types and brands of mechanical ventilators

Perform advanced procedures on patients with severe hypoxemia including prone positioning, lung recruitment maneuvers and more

Set up, adjust, maintain, and clean various types and brands of non-invasive BiPAP & CPAP devices

Transport critically ill patients on respiratory modalities

Respond to hospital emergencies including rapid response, code call, etc..

Utilize approved RT protocols

Perform ABG & other diagnostic tests to evaluate the extent of disease or effectiveness of treatment

Perform EKG testing, phlebotomy, IV insertion and other non-traditional roles and/or responsibilities based on department and/or location need

Document patient care activities and enter charges in current electronic data system

Complete annual competencies and continuing education as determined by hospital policy, credential and state licensing requirements.

Maintain active RT credential(s) and PA state RT license

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree

Graduate of Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredited respiratory care program

State of Pennsylvania Respiratory Care License

Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

BLS Healthcare Provider Certification

Preferred: ACLS, NRP (required within 6 months of hire)

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.


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