Respiratory Therapist – 15K sign on bonus

Location: ELMIRA, NY

Respiratory Therapist -

  • We are offering an impressive sign-on bonus of up to $15,000 for Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapists who meet our qualifications.
  • Competitive Compensation, based on your experience and skills.
  • Enjoy an Excellent Benefits Package.
  • New Graduates are encouraged to apply and join our team.
  • Direct Hire position.
  • Full-time opportunity.
  • Work Evening Shift.
  • Location: Elmira, New York (Located in the picturesque Finger Lakes Region)
  • We offer competitive pay, generous benefits, vacation time, tuition reimbursement, and room for professional growth. We welcome your application.
  • Are you interested in joining an organization that prioritizes delivering exceptional patient-centered care, fostering compassion, promoting teamwork, and upholding integrity in all our actions? We are dedicated to providing high-quality, safe, cost-effective, and socially responsible healthcare services.
  • As a Respiratory Care Practitioner, you will provide respiratory care services following physician orders, departmental protocols, and policies and procedures. You will work under the supervision of the System Director, designated charge therapist, or licensed physician.

1. Familiarize yourself with various oxygen delivery methods and the necessary equipment. Demonstrate the ability to adjust delivery devices to suit the patient's age and condition. Assess and monitor possible side effects of oxygen therapy.

2. Assess, implement, and document respiratory care needs for patients after discharge.

3. Administer respiratory therapy treatments using different modalities for medication delivery, volume expansion, and bronchial hygiene, taking into account the patient's age. Follow departmental protocols and understand the purpose and potential side effects of each treatment.

4. Initiate, maintain, and discontinue mechanical ventilators, both invasive and non-invasive. Perform associated procedures specific to the patient's age, such as airway management and suctioning.

5. Perform arterial and capillary blood sampling, understanding the possible complications and contraindications. Label and transport specimens appropriately for analysis.

6. Analyze blood gas specimens without difficulty and follow procedures for critical values, including taking action, notifying the appropriate individuals, and documenting. Troubleshoot blood gas analyzers when necessary.

7. Conduct pulmonary function testing according to guidelines.

8. Prepare patients and equipment for bronchoscopy and provide assistance to physicians during the procedure. Process and transport specimens post-procedure and complete necessary post-procedure duties. Maintain a high physician performance rating.

9. Obtain good-quality 12-lead EKGs and complete associated documentation.

10. Perform functional checks on patients' own respiratory therapy equipment (CPAP, BiPAP) and document accordingly.

11. Distribute oxygen tanks throughout the facility and return empty tanks to the storage room. Clean and process non-disposable respiratory therapy equipment. Replenish RT equipment as needed.

12. Obtain nasal specimens for Influenza A, Bordetella Pertussis, and RSV testing. Ensure proper transportation of specimens to the laboratory and complete appropriate documentation.

13. Adhere to and respect patients' rights.

14. Maintain confidentiality and only access patient information necessary for assigned tasks.

  • EDUCATION:
  • Hold a valid license as a Respiratory Therapist or Technician in the State of New York. Possess a credential as a Certified Respiratory Therapist issued by the NBRC.
  • CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) REQUIREMENTS:
  • Obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of hire date. Complete Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training within 1 year of hire date.
  • EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum requirement is a recent graduate.
ABOUT THE AREA:
Our integrated healthcare delivery system is conveniently situated in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region of New York. This area is renowned for its enchanting scenery, rich history, and undeniable charm.
The town of Corning, located amidst the Finger Lakes Region, is known as "America's Crystal City" and is famous for the Corning Museum of Glass. This vibrant town offers a fusion of small-town vibes and a big city attitude. Residents can participate in various family-friendly events and activities, including the Glass Fest, Days of Incandescence (where the town transforms back to the 1800s), live music performances, and more. With over 100 boutique shops, art galleries, museums, breweries, exceptional restaurants, and wineries, there is always something exciting to explore. Additionally, the Finger Lakes region provides a plethora of recreational opportunities, making it an ideal place to raise a family. The local schools are highly rated and ensure a quality education for children. To add to the allure, Watkins Glen is just 30 minutes away and Penn Yan is just an hour's drive.
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