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Respiratory Therapist - Full time, night shift - HUP

Job ID: 216068
Category: Respiratory Therapy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Night shift

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  • A Respiratory Therapist Level 1 (RT1) 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 RT1 provides respiratory care to patients in the general, critical care and emergency room environments. The RT1 position is an entry level position for new graduates of a respiratory care program or those who are licensed and hold the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential but have not obtained the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.


  • 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:

  • Associate of Arts or Science (AS/AAS in Respiratory Care) AND minimum 500 clinical hours in RT program Education 
  • Graduate of Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredited Respiratory Care program.
  • License to practice as a Respiratory Therapist in PA
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) required within 1 year of date of hire
  • BLS (Heathcare Provider) Certification
  • State of PA license and all NBRC credentials are to be active and maintained per the rules and regulations of the State of PA and the NBRC continuing competency requirements.

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.

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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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