Northwell Health Respiratory Therapist (Registered) (Westchester) in Tarrytown, New York

Req Number 001D38

Job Category Pulmonary

Job Description

Performs comprehensive respiratory assessment and respiratory therapy as prescribed by a physician. Provides patient/family with respiratory therapy education. Prepares, operates and maintains respiratory test/care equipment.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs comprehensive respiratory assessment.

  • Utilizes assessment data to determine patient’s actual or potential problems.

  • Performs bedside pulmonary function studies as per physician’s order.

  • Collaborates with physicians on patient’s plan of care.

  • Evaluates patient’s responses to respiratory care.

  • Utilizes a process in delivering care to assigned patients.

  • Performs physical chest therapy (cupping) to loosen and mobilize secretions and mucus in the lungs and clears airway blockage in the patient’s respiratory system, as needed.

  • Assists in Pulmonary Stress Testing, when necessary.

  • Performs standard suctioning techniques as indicated, collecting the appropriate, requested specimens.

  • Implements ventilator management/weaning protocols.

  • Performs bronchial hygiene and airways care procedures.

  • Collects blood for PH gas analysis, notifies physicians of results and performs appropriate changes in ventilator parameters.

  • Implements, monitors, and maintains non-invasive mechanical ventilation. Monitors gas exchange via non-invasive measures including pulse oximetry and capnography.

  • Assists in the transport of mechanically ventilated patients with artificial airways.

  • Administers oxygen and humidification therapy as per physician’s order and department policy. Initiates, monitors and adjusts parameters on continuous mechanical ventilation.

  • Responds to cardiopulmonary emergencies and renders care as per ACLS/BCLS standards.

  • Provides emergent airway care including intubation, as per department policy.

  • Implements ventilator management adhering to protocols as per department and Intensive Care Unit standards.

  • Provides patient/family with respiratory therapy education as ordered.

  • Completes departmental paperwork as specified for each assignment completed and assists with inventory control.

  • Adheres to established infection control protocols and fire safety protocols.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Certificate of completion from an accredited respiratory therapist program, required. Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.

  • Licensed in Respiratory Therapy in NY State, required.

  • Registered as a Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), required.

  • Advanced or Basic Life Support certification, required.