Respiratory Therapy Assistant Per Diem

Respiratory Therapy Assistant Per Diem

Geisinger Health System | Scranton, PA, 18503, US
Salary Range:$41,000 – $59,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 11 days ago

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Job Summary

Assists with operational tasks including patient billing, picking up and cleaning soiled respiratory equipment, distribution of respiratory life support equipment to all in-patient care areas, and stocking of supplies and inventory. Ensures the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction.

Job Duties

+ Performs daily shift-by-shift rounds to identify patient care equipment in need of cleaning and redistribution as well as the specific respiratory patient care supplies and department paperwork and forms.

+ Assists with the transport of equipment for cleaning or repairs.

+ Locates and delivers needed life support equipment.

+ Completes purchase orders for respiratory therapy and maintains records.

+ Obtains departmental supplies via computer software system and maintains the supply template based on the supplies that are needed to provide patient care.

+ Stocks ancillary supply areas.

+ Disassembles, cleans and reassembles ventilators, performs quality control and cleans other equipment as required.

+ Assures all contaminated reusable equipment is delivered to be cleaned, as well as obtaining clean equipment.

+ Monitors due dates and packaging integrity for sterilized items.

+ Monitors expiration dates on pharmaceuticals and diagnostic supplies.

+ Troubleshoots ventilator during set-up, looking for damaged cords, screens, and verifying equipment preventative maintenance dates are within limits.

+ Audits and corrects computerized billing andobtains computerized management reports.

+ Downloads nocturnal oximeter studies into patients chart and notifies physician that the study is available to be interpreted.

+ Answers phone and relays information as required.

+ Assists in establishing, coordinating, and ensuring optimal storage, par levels for supplies.

+ Monitor and ensures eyewash station functionality daily.

+ Reports any necessary repairs to Facilities or immediate supervisor.

+ Submits work orders to facilities for department maintenance.

+ Makes daily rounds to monitor rental equipment usage.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Certification(s) and License(s)

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. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and 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. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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.