Northwell Health

Respiratory Therapist - RRT Long Island Jewish Medical Center Contract (2 or 3 shifts per week) or Per Diem

1 week agoGarden City, NY

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.

  • 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.
Hourly rate to $90/HR

  • *ADA Essential Functions
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Certificate of completion from an accredited respiratory therapist program, required. Bachelor's Degree, preferred.
  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist (LIC-RT) in NY State, required.
  • Registered as a Respiratory Therapist (CER-RRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), required.
  • Advanced or Basic Life Support certification, required.
  • Please have minimum two years LIC-RT experience

Client-provided location(s): New Hyde Park, NY, USA
Job ID: Northwell-12772324