WORK SCHEDULE: Evenings/Nights; includes every other weekend and holiday rotation
WORK TYPE: Full Time; 1.0 FTE; 80 hours bi-weekly
Assesses patients’ respiratory care needs based on a variety of data. Plans, organizes, performs and evaluates treatment modalities to meet those needs.
Performs all duties to the highest level of patient care and maximum patient satisfaction, in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System.
Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction. Foster a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to GHS and unit specific Service Standards.
Works under the general direction of the RCS Leadership Team.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrated ability to interact professionally at all levels within and outside of the organization.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills.
Demonstrated excellent organization and project management skills.
Requires three to six months of orientation to become familiar with the hospital and established procedures and to gain proficiency.
Understands and supports Geisinger Health System's vision and mission critical directives.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Requires graduate of a COARC accredited program in respiratory therapy with registry eligibility upon graduation. The registry eligible therapist will be required to attain registry within 6 months of anniversary date of employment. Certified upon hire. A therapist must also maintain CPR certification, achieve/attain ACLS, PALS Certification, S.T.A.B.L.E Program, Neonatal Resuscitation Program and participate in departmental in-service programs.
Must also maintain current PA State license and all mandatory NBRC credentials.
Must satisfy department orientation standards.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is performed in a clinical environment. Heavy lifting and transporting equipment and/or patients, possibly in excess of 200 pounds, is involved in job duties.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.