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Penn State Health Respiratory Care Practitioner I - Respiratory Therapy in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 0.90

Shift: Nights

Hours: 12 Hours

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is hiring talented registered respiratory therapists to support our adult critical care patients.

Our Registered Respiratory Therapists are responsible for providing respiratory care procedures to critically ill patients including participating in their transport via ground or air as necessary to facilitate the best outcomes.

Penn State Health’s flagship 564-bed medical center, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is central Pennsylvania’s only locally based academic medical center. A Magnet-designated hospital since 2007, it provides high-level, patient-focused medical care. The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the only medical facility in Pennsylvania to be accredited as a Level 1 trauma center for both children and adults. Hershey Medical Center shares its Hershey campus with Penn State Children’s Hospital, Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State College of Medicine.

Our Registered Respiratory Therapists:

Deliver aerosolized medications as prescribed

Report patient response and records in patient’s records.

Assess patients and manage life support equipment with medical team; evaluate need for mechanical ventilation using appropriate testing procedures.

Assess patients to determine respiratory therapy treatment plan; consult with attending physician, and recommend appropriate care based upon evaluation.

Respond to emergency calls (codes, traumas, and rapid responses).

Evaluate the patient’s needs for airway care and secretion removal.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers our respiratory team members:

Exceptional healthcare, vision, and dental beginning day one.

Multiple time off programs to ensure they have access to strong life work balance.

Two tuition programs to provide our experts with the resources to continue to grow professionally and develop their careers. 401K, PAWS-UP employee recognition program, and a clinical ladder!


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.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF ( for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained




Position Respiratory Care Practitioner I - Respiratory TherapyLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 258