Respiratory Care Practitioner - FT (see description for sign-on bonus details) at Tower Health

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania





Job Description:

Overview




About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children



St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.


St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.


In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.


Tower Health recognizes paying for education can be expensive. As part of our Educational Assistance benefit, the Tower Health Tuition Discount Program offers tuition reimbursement and other discounts to more than one hundred local and national schools. This includes Drexel University, Alvernia University, and Immaculata University - just to name a few.


Through the Tower Health Tuition Discount Program , eligible employees, spouses, dependents, and domestic partners may be eligible to receive the following benefits:


- Save 5 to 50 percent on tuition.


-Waived application fees.


-Discounts for your dependents, spouses, and domestic partners.



About the Organization


Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.


With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.


Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.


At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.



Responsibilities




Great opportunity - $15k Sign on bonus



The Respiratory Therapist will assess patient's condition and evaluates all data to determine the appropriateness of the prescribed respiratory care. He or she participates in the development and delivery of the respiratory care plan in accordance with department policies and procedures.


In addition, this position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Respiratory Care shift operation including: Calculate workload multiple times during the shift and assign or reassign staff as per the department protocol, is responsible to be a clinical resource and responding to calls/pages from staff therapist and other disciplines in the hospital that are requiring help and guidance. Ventilator management, oxygen therapy, specialty gas administration, aerosolized medication therapy, chest physiotherapy, blood gas analysis, patient care assessment, multi-disciplinary team collaboration.


Reports directly to the Department Director.


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Qualifications




EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Post High School Diploma Program




EXPERIENCE:



  • Relevant Experience




CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:



Active AHA approved BLS certification


PA Respiratory Therapist License


Speciality Certification by Recognized Accrediting Agency i:e ACCS from NBRC


NBRC Respiratory Therapist Registered (RRT)


Membership in the AARC



REQUIRED SKILLS:



  • Excellent Communication Skills

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent Teamwork Skills

  • Computer Skills to include use and navigation

  • Strong Team Player

  • Service Orientation

  • Safety Orientation


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