Penn State Children’s Hospital at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is expanding! Because of this, we are seeking out talented Respiratory Care Practitioners who are focused on providing exceptional care to pediatric patients and their families! Looking to make a direct and lasting impact in the lives of others while being afforded constant opportunities to learn and advance in the field?
Our Respiratory Care Practitioner plays a crucial role in ensuring that our patients receive the most advanced care by providing essential respiratory care procedures to critically ill patients.
An integral part of the care team, the individual selected for this role will collaborate with physicians and nursing staff to provide expert assessments of patients and determine and execute an appropriate treatment plan to ensure the best outcomes.
A key member of our emergency team, the Respiratory Care Practitioner responds to emergency calls (codes, traumas, rapid responses), and evaluates the patient’s needs for airway care and secretion removal.
Why Hershey Medical Center?
Penn State Children’s Hospital is routinely ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation due to our focus on patient care, safety, outcomes, and research.
We are the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in South central Pennsylvania, level IV NICU, and the Hershey Medical Center is also the only Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients in this region.
Penn State Health offers a competitive salary, a collaborative and learning-focused environment, as well as an exceptional benefits program that includes strong paid time off to promote healthy life – work balance.
Beyond these exceptional programs, we offer a new graduate Respiratory Tuition forgiveness program as well and opportunities for clinical ladder advancement after 2 years!
If you are an individual who has been seeking an opportunity to develop within a growing and innovative organization, connect with us today to explore an opportunity for you to make direct and lasting impact in the lives of others in a nationally ranked academic medical center!
Why Central PA?
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
Associates Degree from a CoARC approved program in Respiratory Therapy required.
Licensed as Respiratory Therapist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
RRT credential required.
ACLS or PALS/NRP certification required.
Critical thinking and multitasking skills required. Excellent communication skills preferred.
Internal Number: 15625
About Penn State Health
At Penn State Hershey, our mission is to enhance the quality of life and serve our community through improved health, the education of health professionals, and the discovery of knowledge. For us, service excellence is not only for our patients but also our employees. It means valuing each and every employee.