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Job Title: Respiratory Therapist

Company: WMC Advanced Physician Services PC

City/State: Valhalla, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Respiratory- WMC Health

Position: Full Time

Hours: sun-sat 7p-740a

Shift: Night - 12 hour shift

Req #: 16556

Job Details:

This is a hospital based position located at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY.

Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Chief Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapist assists in providing instruction in respiratory techniques to hospital staff and students. Supervision is exercised over a number of respiratory therapists, technicians and students. Does related work as required.ExperienceSupervises, instructs and participates in the use of all respiratory equipment;Reviews therapy and treatment being given to patients to ensure that the physician’s instructions are being carried out;Ensures the maintenance of a complete recordkeeping system recording the utilization and upkeep of equipment and other data, as required;Consults with physicians, nurses and other hospital staff on respiratory cases requiring therapy;Maintains an adequate supply of oxygen and other gases;Participates in the instruction of students, nurses, and other hospital staff in therapeutic techniques;Enforces safety rules and procedures;Participates in the training of new therapists on procedures at Westchester Medical Center;Keeps abreast of current developments in the field through publications, conferences, training seminars, etc.Good knowledge of the practices, principles and techniques of respiratory therapy; skill in the operation and maintenance of respiratory therapy equipment; ability to follow medical instructions; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to instruct the techniques used in operating respiratory equipment; ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential tasks of the position; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software; sound professional judgment; reliability; initiative; resourcefulness; physical condition commensurate with the requirements of the position.

Education:

Possession of a valid license and current registration issued by the New York State Education Department as a Respiratory Therapist.Special Requirements:Possession of registration as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Two years experience in critical care. ACLS/BLS