We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Respiratory Therapist. In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for performance of cardiopulmonary evaluation, respiratory therapy treatment techniques, and education of the patient, family and public performed pursuant to a prescription of a licensed independent practitioner. Evaluation includes the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data obtained from physiological specimens, performing diagnostic tests, studies and research of the cardiopulmonary system and neurophysiological studies related to respiratory care. Respiratory therapy includes the application and monitoring of medical gases (excluding anesthetic gases) and environmental control systems, mechanical ventilatory support, artificial airway care, bronchopulmonary hygiene, pharmacologic agents related to respiratory care procedures, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation related and limited to respiratory care. Utilizes the application of scientific principles for the identification, prevention, remediation, research, and rehabilitation of acute or chronic cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Duties and Participates in quality improvement programs and activities that promote patient, family, physician and staff satisfaction. Participates in clinical inquiry and activities to foster evidence-based practice. Maintains awareness of current evidence-based practice and uses research applicable to patient care. Participates in departmental quality and performance improvement programs. Functions as a respectful member of the health care team. Participates in designated activities related to professional standards and regulations of relevant outside agencies, such as the New York State Department of Health, The Joint Commission, the American College of Pathologists, etc. Collaborates with the members of the interdisciplinary team and promotes collegial relationships. Participates in coordination of patient care activities to provide respiratory care in a healing, humane and caring environment. Recognizes when clarification is needed with respect to implementation of Medical Center and/or Departmental policies and procedures and requests assistance as needed. Engages in self-assessment and participates in activities to promote own professional growth and development. Utilizes resources to meet individual learning needs and promote professional development in clinical practice; recognizes when learning assistance is needed with new techniques or equipment and obtains/requests appropriate supplementation. Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competence to fulfill professional in accord with NYS Education Law. Assists in evaluation of performance of respiratory care students. Observes and monitors student performance of respiratory care procedures. Provides appropriate education to rotating respiratory care program students coincidental to the provision of prescribed respiratory care services. Provides appropriate education to nurses and physicians coincidental to the provision of prescribed respiratory care services. Includes patients family in teaching as appropriate. Clearly explains the purpose of prescribed respiratory care to patients and/or family as appropriate. Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Identifies situations requiring patient education. Accepts directives, maintains confidentiality, does not discriminate, and upholds the ethical standards of the profession. Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills to work productively with patients, families, staff, and co-workers. Uses problem solving to identify and correct malfunctions of respiratory care equipment. Prepares, assembles, verifies the performance and safety of, operates, monitors, maintains the cleanliness of, and discontinues as appropriate, equipment necessary for the provision of prescribed respiratory care. Documents necessary information in the patients medical record and on other forms, and communicates that information to members of the health care team. Initiates, conducts, and modifies prescribed therapeutic and diagnostic procedures such as: administering medical gases, humidification and aerosols, aerosol medications, postural drainage, bronchopulmonary hygiene, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; providing support services to mechanically ventilated patients; maintaining artificial and natural airways; performing pulmonary function testing, hemodynamic monitoring and other physiologic monitoring; collecting specimens of blood and other materials. Reviews existing data, collects additional data, and recommends obtaining data to evaluate the respiratory status of patients, develop the respiratory care plan, and determine the appropriateness of prescribed therapy. Required To qualify you must have an Associates degree in Respiratory Care from a minimum two year respiratory care program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC); Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC/RRT credential); New York State respiratory therapist license; Demonstrated competence in respiratory care evaluation, therapy and patient education with patients including at least the following: assessment, airway care and management, medical gas and aerosol therapy and invasive and noninvasive ventilation Incentives: Benefits for our Travel Assignments Include: Corporate Furnished Housing / Lodging Per-Diem. Medical Dental and Vision Benefits. Travel Expense Allowance. Meals and Incidentals Allowance. Daily Pay Available. Company-Paid Life Insurance. Professional and General Liability Coverage. CEU Reimbursement. State License Reimbursement. Referral Bonus Program. Personal Recruiter and Large Support Staff. Exceptional Customer Service (available 24 hours). Full Time Clinical Director. Benefits of our Local Contract Assignments Include: Continuing education allowance of $500 annually. Daily Pay Available. Direct deposit . Refer-a-friend bonus . Assignments for as little as 4 weeks . New graduates are welcome to apply . Longevity/performance bonuses. Medical Dental and Vision Benefits. Professional and General Liability Coverage. Exceptional Customer Service (available 24 hours). Full Time Clinical Director. Benefits of our PRN Assignments Include: Flexible scheduling . Premium Pay Daily Pay Available. Refer-a-friend bonus . View add or alter your schedule and availability online. Exceptional Customer Service (available 24 hours). Full Time Clinical Director.
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