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Respiratory Care Intern - Pittsburgh

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19d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


AI generated summary

  • You must be enrolled in a CoARC approved Respiratory Care program, completed one clinical semester, and hold valid CPR and clearances to intern with UPMC in Pittsburgh.
  • You will participate in clinical research, perform chest physiotherapy, assist with patient transport, administer therapeutic gases, document patient care, and manage respiratory equipment for cleaning.

Off-cycle Internship

Healthcare, Science•Pittsburgh


  • This position will work flexible rotating shifts. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.
  • Respiratory Care Interns (students) will develop the ability to gain additional clinical experience and knowledge prior to the completion of their education in a CoARC approved Respiratory Care program and their subsequent credentialing as a licensed RCP.


  • Currently enrolled in a CoARC approved school of Respiratory Care
  • The intern must register for the Internship/Preceptorship each semester/quarter.
  • The intern must have completed one semester of clinical rotations at a CoARC approved school of Respiratory Care.
  • Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Participate in clinical research projects as required
  • Perform chest physiotherapy according to department standards
  • Assist in the transport of patients requiring respiratory support
  • Administer therapeutic gases such as oxygen as prescribed or according to departmental procedures
  • Perform flutter valve therapy according to department standards
  • Document interactions with and care given to the patient in the medical record and/or hospital information system
  • Prepare and administer aerosolized drugs and drug mixtures as prescribed (i.e., bronchodilator, antibiotics, antibacterial, wetting agents, enzymes, steroids, etc.)
  • Disassemble and prepare respiratory equipment for cleaning, disinfection and/or sterilization


Work type

Full time

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