Respiratory Therapist

White Plains Hospital Center White Plains , NY 10601

Posted 2 months ago

Position SummaryThe Respiratory Therapist provides all aspects of respiratory therapy to both in-patients and outpatients. They will collaborate with patients, family/significant others, peers, physicians and other members of the healthcare team. The Respiratory Therapist assesses patients respiratory needs, plans care, implements and evaluates respiratory therapy in accordance with hospital philosophy, policies/procedures and standards. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors Initiation and monitoring of mechanical ventilation; invasive and non-invasive. Conducts various types of breathing therapy and patient assessment. Performs postural drainage, percussion and bronchial hygiene techniques. Performs bedside pulmonary function. Carries out blood gas puncture and analysis, blood gas analyzer operator maintenance and quality control. Responds to cardiac arrest and Rapid Response situations. Performs CPR. After demonstrating competency will be certified in emergency endotracheal intubation of adult patients. Performs all other related duties as assigned Education Experience RequirementsMust be a graduate of an approved program of Respiratory Therapy. Must hold a current and valid New York State Respiratory Therapy license. Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Must hold a current BLS/CPR certification. NRP and ACLS are strongly recommended Core CompetenciesShould possess effective communication and decision making skills. Should be organized and able to prioritize tasks. Must be detail oriented, show good judgment and have the ability to work independently. Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements Work EnvironmentMust have the ability to transport and lift heavy medical gas cylinders. May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospitals SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospitals Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. Primary Population ServedCheck appropriate box(s) below: Neonatal (birth 28 days) Patients with exceptional communication needs Infant (29 days less than 1 year) Patients with developmental delays Pediatric (1 12 years) Patients at end of life Adolescent (13 17 years) Patients under isolation precautions Adult (18 64 years) Patients with cultural needs Geriatric (65 years) 'All populations Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities Non-patient care population The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.

Position Summary

The Respiratory Therapist provides all aspects of respiratory therapy to both in-patients and outpatients. They will collaborate with patients, family/significant others, peers, physicians and other members of the healthcare team. The Respiratory Therapist assesses patient's respiratory needs, plans care, implements and evaluates respiratory therapy in accordance with hospital philosophy, policies/procedures and standards.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

  • Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors

  • Initiation and monitoring of mechanical ventilation; invasive and non-invasive.

  • Conducts various types of breathing therapy and patient assessment.

  • Performs postural drainage, percussion and bronchial hygiene techniques.

  • Performs bedside pulmonary function.

  • Carries out blood gas puncture and analysis, blood gas analyzer operator maintenance and quality control.

  • Responds to cardiac arrest and Rapid Response situations. Performs CPR.

  • After demonstrating competency will be certified in emergency endotracheal intubation of adult patients.

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of an approved program of Respiratory Therapy.

  • Must hold a current and valid New York State Respiratory Therapy license. Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

  • Must hold a current BLS/CPR certification.

  • NRP and ACLS are strongly recommended

Core Competencies

Should possess effective communication and decision making skills. Should be organized and able to prioritize tasks. Must be detail oriented, show good judgment and have the ability to work independently.

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

  • Must have the ability to transport and lift heavy medical gas cylinders.

  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

Primary Population Served

Check appropriate box(s) below:

  • Neonatal (birth - 28 days)

  • Patients with exceptional communication needs

  • Infant (29 days - less than 1 year)

  • Patients with developmental delays

  • Pediatric (1 - 12 years)

  • Patients at end of life

  • Adolescent (13 - 17 years)

  • Patients under isolation precautions

  • Adult (18 - 64 years)

  • Patients with cultural needs

  • Geriatric (> 65 years)

'All populations

  • Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities

  • Non-patient care population

The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.

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Respiratory Therapist

White Plains Hospital Center