Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Department of Respiratory Therapy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and University Hospital of Brooklyn is seeking a Per Diem Respiratory Therapist II. The successful candidate will:
Provide respiratory care for Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal patients under the direction of a physician.
Make rounds to determine if patient is receiving proper respiratory care.
Conduct ventilator management.
Draw and analyze blood for arterial blood gases.
Record respiratory progress of patients who are being ventilated mechanically.
Record the respiratory status of all patients.
Assist physicians in ventilating patients who cannot sustain their own respiratory function during cardio-respiratory arrests.
Provide sputum induction.
Administer Nitric Oxide Therapy.
Explain the use of respiratory care devices to patient and/or family members and assist in the use thereof.
Make entries in patient’s progress record and hospital computer systems.
Clean and decontaminate equipment once removed from patient use.
Provide chest physiotherapy and assist in pulmonary lavage/suctioning.
AAS in Respiratory Therapy or graduate of a two year AMA approved RT program.
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT).
New York State license.
BLS (to be obtained within one year of employment).
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RR) with NPS, NRP, PALS and ACLS.
Days Variable; Hours 7:30pm to 8:30am
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
Internal Number: 492387
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.