Trinity Health Respiratory Therapist in Syracuse, New York

36 hours per week, varied shift, includes a weekend & holiday rotation

POSITION SUMMARY:

Specializes in the application of scientific knowledge and theory to practical clinical problems of respiratory care. Assumes primary clinical responsibility for all respiratory care modalities specific to his or her clinical area, including responsibility involved in supervision of Respiratory Therapy Technicians and students enrolled in respiratory care programs. The Respiratory Therapist may be required to exercise considerable independent clinical judgement in the respiratory care of patients under the direct or indirect supervision of a physician.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:

Graduation from a CoARC accredited program in respiratory care with an Associates Degree required. Bachelor's Degree desirable. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required and licensed by the State of New York or practicing under limited permit as a Respiratory Therapist.

Licensed Respiratory Therapists who do not hold the RRT credential may also be considered for employment in this category. Salary will be reduced by 5% for these individuals until such time as they may achieve the RRT credential.

Graduate therapists who hold a permit to practice as a Respiratory Therapist will also be hired into this category, with a 5% reduction in salary until the RRT credential and therapist license are obtained.

Participates in orientation as well as continuing education as mandated by the State of New York and updates and maintains knowledge and skills related to specific areas of practice expertise. Completes population specific competency annually on populations served as identified in scope of care and service.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

BLS/CPR Certification within orientation period.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS:

Clinical Setting. Exposure class I. Routine or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, excretions or secretions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Medium work: standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

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Job Number: 00124400

Location: Syracuse, NY

Organization Name: St. Joseph's Health

Facility: SJHSYR-MAINCAMPUS

Employment Type: Part time

Shift: Rotating Shift

Hours: 36