Full-time Respiratory Therapist needed at a top facility in New York!
(Reference Code: KAM)
Job Summary: Administers respiratory therapy treatment as ordered by physician.
* Education - Must be a graduate of an approved school of respiratory therapy.
* Experience - One to two years' experience preferred
* Knowledge/Skills/Abilities - Previous hospital experience preferred
* Physical Requirements - Standing and/or moving through facility 80 to 90 % of shift. Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs.
* Licenses/Certifications - Must be registered, certified or eligible. Must possess current NYS respiratory license. CPR, and ACLS required.
-Responsible for the safe and effective administration of physician prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications.
-Knows and follows the policy and procedures in administering: SVN, IS, CPT, Accapella.
-Sets up and monitors oxygen administration via cannula, mask, NRB, venture mask, etc.. as prescribed by physician.
-Performs arterial punctures using radial, brachial and femoral sites independently. Draws off arterial lines to obtain sample for blood gas analysis.
-Is a member of the" CODE TEAM" responding to arrest situations. May be expected to perform CPR (compression). Must be certified in CPR annually.
-Inserts requested hemodynamic (Arterial) lines and troubleshoots any problems that may occur.
-Responsible for the set-up, safety check, monitoring and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators.
-Responsible for the set up, monitoring, and troubleshooting of hospital BIPAP and CPAP units.
-Properly documents all necessary information in the hospital's McKesson computer system, such as but not limited to pre/post assessments, ventilator checks, patient education, etc.
-Performs all aspects of artificial airway care, including NT suctioning and assisting physician with intubation.
-Is familiar with ABG machines. Runs controls, calibrations, performs simple troubleshooting and knows procedure to follow when machine is not working properly.
-Familiar with measuring devices to include, but not limited to, pulse oximeter, Wrights respirometer, PEAK Flow meters.
Offering competitive compensation and complete benefits!!
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