Respiratory Therapist - 15K sign on bonus - Elmira, New York United States - 43460



JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 43460
Title: Respiratory Therapist - 15K sign on bonus
Job Location: Elmira, New York - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $55,000.00 - $70,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


ABOUT THE AREA:

Located amongst the Finger Lakes Region, the east coasts greatest wine region, Corning, New York is known as Americas Crystal City. All Things glass found at the Corning Museum of Glass. Small town vibes with big city attitude, you can find all sorts of family friendly events and activities. Corning hosts the Glass Fest, Days of incandescence where the town transforms back to the 1800s, live music and more. You can shop at over 100 boutique shops, visit art galleries, studios, museums, breweries, amazing restaurants and wineries. You will not have to travel far to enjoy all that the Finger Lakes have to offer. This is a great place to raise a family and the schools are highly rated.
30 minutes to Watkins Glen
1 hour to Penn Yan

JOB DESCRIPTION

Respiratory Therapist Opening!

Location: Elmira, New York (Beautiful Finger Lakes Region)

New grads welcome to apply!

Direct Hire

Full-time (Shift: Day/Evening)

Competitive Compensation, based on experience

Excellent Benefits Package

Up to $15,000 sign on bonus for qualified Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapists!

Provide respiratory care services in accordance with physician orders, departmental protocols and policies and procedures under the supervision of the System Director, designated charge therapist or licensed physician.                                            

Skills:

1.         Maintains knowledge of various methods of oxygen delivery including the necessary equipment.  Demonstrates the ability to adjust delivery devices specific to the age and condition of the patient.  Assesses possible side effects to oxygen therapy.

2.         Demonstrates the ability to assess, implement and document respiratory care needs for patients post discharge.

3.         Administers respiratory therapy treatments via various modalities for medication delivery, volume expansion and bronchial hygiene specific to the age of the patient in accordance with departmental protocols.  Understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects.

4.         Initiates, maintains and discontinues mechanical ventilators, both invasive and non-invasive.  Is able to perform the associated procedures for such treatment, specific to the age of the patient, such as airway management and suctioning.

5.         Performs arterial and capillary blood sampling and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedures.  Appropriately labels and transports specimens for analysis.

6.         Demonstrates ability to analyze blood gas specimens without difficulty.  Follows procedure for critical values including action, notification and documentation.  Able to troubleshoot blood gas analyzers.

7.         Performs pulmonary function testing per guidelines.

8.         Prepares patient and equipment for bronchoscopy and assists physician with procedure.  Processes and transports specimens post procedure.  Completes post procedure duties.  Maintains an acceptable physician performance rating.

9.         Demonstrates ability to obtain a 12 lead EKG of good quality.  Completes associated documentation.

10.       Performs functional check on patient’s own respiratory therapy equipment (CPAP, BiPAP) and completes documentation.

11.       Delivers oxygen tanks throughout the facility and returns empty tanks to tank storage room.  Cleans and processes non-disposable respiratory therapy equipment.  Replenishes RT equipment as needed.

12.       Demonstrates ability to obtain nasal specimens for Influenza A, Bordetella Pertussis and RSV testing.  Properly transports specimens to Laboratory.  Completes appropriate documentation.

13.       Is knowledgeable of and follows Patient’s Rights.

14.       Maintains confidentiality.  Only accesses patient information necessary to complete assigned tasks.

EDUCATION:

Licensed as a Respiratory Therapist or Technician by the State of New York.  Credentialed as a Certified Respiratory Therapist by the NBRC

CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) REQUIREMENTS:

Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 90 days of hire date.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 1 year of hire date

EXPERIENCE:                      

Minimum new graduate.

QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed as a Respiratory Therapist or Technician by the State of New York.  Credentialed as a Certified Respiratory Therapist by the NBRC

Education:
University - Associate's Degree/Graduate Diploma/2 Years

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