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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Job Details

Job Ref:
R0063214
Category:
Cardiology & Respiratory Care
Employment Type:
Full Time
Location:
75 Beekman St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Department:
CVPH - Respiratory Therapy
Job Type:
Regular
Primary Shift:
Night
Hours:
6:30 PM - 6:00 AM
Estimated Hours per Week:
36
Bi-Weekly Hours:
72
Weekend Needs:
Every Other
Pay Rate:
$35.32 - $51.21 per hour

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GENERAL SUMMARY:
Registered Respiratory Therapists deliver both routine and critical care services for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory dysfunction, including, but not limited to oxygen and aerosol therapy, respiratory care treatments, pulmonary diagnostic procedures, airway management, ventilator management, patient assessment and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Registered Respiratory Therapist works independently in all areas of the hospital. They take an active role in planning departmental operations as needed.

Registered Respiratory Therapists provide the practice of the profession of respiratory therapy, which is undertaken pursuant to the direction of a duly licensed physician. This is defined as the performance of Cardio-Pulmonary evaluation, respiratory therapy treatment techniques, and education of the patient, family and public. Registered respiratory therapists may supervise respiratory therapy technicians and respiratory students in the practice of the profession. They take a decision-making role in planning patient care assignments, developing department direction and overseeing operations with recommendations provided.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Skills Required:
1. Graduate of an approved Respiratory Program supported by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), or accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
2. Credentialed by the NBRC as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
3. New York State license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist or a Registry Eligible Certified Respiratory Technician and receive NYS license as a Respiratory Therapist within one year of hire date.
4. BLS or ACLS required with ACLS certification within 12 months of hire. PALS preferred.
5. Credentialed by NBRC as a Certified Pulmonary Technologist preferred.

As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

SIGN ON BONUS:

External candidates are eligible for up to a $10,000 sign-on bonus.  Current employees of the UVM Health Network are not eligible for this bonus. Additional terms and conditions apply.

RELOCATION:

Relocation funds available to eligible candidates moving more than 50 miles.

LEARN MORE:

About the UVM Health Network: https://www.uvmhealth.org/about-uvm-health-network   

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