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Resp Therapist-RRT-PD

Facility: Good Samaritan Hosp Med Ctr Location: West Islip, NY Department: Respiratory Therapy Category: Allied Health / Clinical Professional Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Flex- Hours: varied ReqNum: 6010989

Respiratory Therapist

Responsible for evaluating and treating cardiopulmonary health; teach patients and their families about treatment and maintenance of pulmonary health problems, including use of respiratory therapy equipment and medications; run tests to identify such things as arterial blood gases, lung volume, pulmonary infection, etc.;set up and monitor therapeutic gases and environmental control systems; initiate and support a breathing apparatus; insert and maintain an artificial airway; administer medications needed for respiratory care and other duties as assigned.

Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy from a Respiratory Therapy education program accredited by CoARC required. New York State Respiratory Therapy Technician or Respiratory Therapist license required. Minimum of 3 years experience required. Basic computer skills required.

BLS/ACLS/PALS training required and accepted from only 2 organizations:

1. American Heart Association - BLS/ACLS/PALS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program

2. American Red Cross - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

No online programs from any organization will be accepted.

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