Respiratory Therapist $5,000 Sign on Bonus - LECOM Health

Respiratory Therapist $5,000 Sign on Bonus

Corry Memorial Hospital

LECOM Health Corry Memorial Hospital is seeking a Respiratory Therapist.  $5,000 sign on bonus available to full time eligible respiratory therapists.

Job Summary:

Administers respiratory therapy care and support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary system.  Performs diagnostic tests of cardiovascular and pulmonary system to aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disorders.

characteristic job tasks and responsibilities:

  • Administers therapeutic respiratory care procedures according to hospital and department policies.
  • Completes documentation that is required to measure, monitor, and ensure department effectiveness e.g., charting, billing, patient/family education.
  • Performs diagnostic respiratory procedures according to hospital and department policies.
  • Provides instruction to patients and other members of the healthcare team as needed.
  • Schedules cardiopulmonary procedures for internal/external sources.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.  Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure it is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
  • Evaluates the appropriateness of medical orders. Interprets clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
  • Sets up and operates devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators. Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment, such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature, and to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients. Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment functions safely and efficiently.
  • Assists to transport mechanically ventilated patients. Responds to all code situations.
  • Maintains patient’s chart that contains pertinent identification and therapy information. *Orders repairs when needed. * Demonstrates respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel. * Supervises students during training.
  • Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment, such as type and duration of therapy, and medication dosages. Determines most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be observed, and modifications which may be needed that will be compatible with physician’s orders.
  • Monitors patient’s physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes. Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists patient in performing breathing exercises. Performs pulmonary function tests to be used by physician in diagnosis of case. Consults with physician in the event of adverse reactions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


LECOM’s full time employees enjoy the availability of an industry leading benefits package along with competitive wages. Enhanced benefits include Highmark Blue Cross / Blue Shield Health Insurance starting at only $55 a month! Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance is provided to all Full Time employees at no cost. The Health System also offers an excellent 403(b) Retirement Plan to all employees working in excess of 1,000 hours in a year, with an employer match of 100% after completing one year of service!