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Reg Respiratory Therapist

Company: Northwell Health
Location: Riverhead
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

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.

Job Responsibility

  • * 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.

        *ADA Essential Functions

        Job Qualification

        • 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.

          *Additional Salary Detail
          The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

Keywords: Northwell Health, New Haven , Reg Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Riverhead, Connecticut

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