Respiratory Therapist (Registered)

Northern Westchester Hospital Glen Cove , NY 11542

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

Provides respiratory therapy as prescribed by a Physician. Provides patient/ significant other with respiratory therapy education. Prepares, operates and maintains respiratory care equipment.

Responsibilities Include:
1.Ensures accurate and complete Physician prescription. Compares prescription requests with medical record order form and ensures information is complete. Clarifies any discrepancies with Physician.
2.Provides patient/significant other with respiratory education. Explains treatment, tests and equipment uses.
3.Provides prescribed respiratory therapy. Performs bedside vital capacity, inspiratory force; peak flow measurements; administers various oxygen concentrations; aerosol medication devices and mechanical ventilators; supervises oxygen supported ambulation; performs chest physical therapy (cupping and coughing); provides nasotracheal or artificial airway suctioning; performs intubation; performs arterial blood gas puncture and delivers for analysis; documents all activities and patient outcomes/responses per policy and procedure.
4.Maintains mechanical ventilators and respiratory therapy equipment. Tests ventilators for functioning of monitors, oxygen blenders, alarms and leaks. Conducts quick extended and/or short self test on ventilators. Remedies all leaks and replaces defective equipment; troubleshoots mechanical problems by performing minor repairs and calibrations. Reports major equipment problems to management.
5.Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Completion of an accredited respiratory therapy program, required.

  • Current NYS Respiratory Therapist license, required.

  • Registration from the National Board of Respiratory Care, required.

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