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Northwell Health Registered Respiratory Therapist - Per diem and Contract - Nassau and Suffolk County in Manhasset, New York

Req Number 130366



Performs comprehensive respiratory assessment and respiratory therapy as prescribed by a physician. Provides patient/family with respiratory therapy education. Prepares, operates and maintains respiratory test/care equipment.

Performs comprehensive respiratory assessment.

Utilizes assessment data to determine patient's actual or potential problems.

Performs bedside pulmonary function studies as per physician's order.

Collaborates with physicians on patient's plan of care.

Evaluates patient's responses to respiratory care.

Utilizes a process in delivering care to assigned patients.

Performs physical chest therapy (cupping) to loosen and mobilize secretions and mucus in the lungs and clears airway blockage in the patient's respiratory system, as needed.

Assists in Pulmonary Stress Testing, when necessary.

Performs standard suctioning techniques as indicated, collecting the appropriate, requested specimens.

Implements ventilator management/weaning protocols.

Performs bronchial hygiene and airways care procedures.

Collects blood for PH gas analysis, notifies physicians of results and performs appropriate changes in ventilator parameters.

Implements, monitors, and maintains non-invasive mechanical ventilation. Monitors gas exchange via non-invasive measures including pulse oximetry and capnography.

Assists in the transport of mechanically ventilated patients with artificial airways.

Administers oxygen and humidification therapy as per physician's order and department policy. Initiates, monitors and adjusts parameters on continuous mechanical ventilation.

Responds to cardiopulmonary emergencies and renders care as per ACLS/BCLS standards.

Provides emergent airway care including intubation, as per department policy.

Implements ventilator management adhering to protocols as per department and Intensive Care Unit standards.

Provides patient/family with respiratory therapy education as ordered.

Completes departmental paperwork as specified for each assignment completed and assists with inventory control.

Adheres to established infection control protocols and fire safety protocols.

Performs related duties as required.

*ADA Essential Functions


High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

Certificate of completion from an accredited respiratory therapist program, required. Bachelor's Degree, preferred.

Licensed Respiratory Therapist (LIC-RT) in NY State, required.

Registered as a Respiratory Therapist (CER-RRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), required.

Advanced and Basic Life Support certification, required.

Please have minimum two years acute care, LIC-RT experience

*Additional Salary Detail

The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

The salary range for this position is $52-$90/hour

It is Northwell Health’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all applicants and employees equally regardless of their age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.