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Bassett Healthcare: Respiratory Therapist

Bassett Healthcare

This is a Full-time position in Otsego, NY posted February 15, 2021.

To assist the physician in the restoration of normal respiratory function in critically ill patients in accordance to established protocols and policies.

The respiratory therapist is competent to provide services to patients from birth to adult geriatric.Minimum Requirements:Education/Qualifications for both levels:* As required by NYS to obtain NYS license.Experience:* Experience as a prior to employment is desired.* New graduates considered.* Requires a broad knowledge of respiratory care procedures, respiratory equipment and patient evaluation using protocol systems.For * Current NYS license as a * BLS – Basic Life Support (required within 6 months from date of hire)* ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support (required within 6 months from date of hire)* PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support (required within 6 months from date of hire)Skills:* Requires the ability to provide high quality respiratory care service in the inpatient setting.* Possess computer skills such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.* Ability to assess patient status and take appropriate action is required: * Bronchodilator therapy via MDI.

DPI, SVN* Bronchial hygiene vibratory PEP therapy, CPT* Lung hyperinflation therapy-, IS, inexsufflation,* Respiratory status including monitoring SpO2 and EtCO2 combined with clinical assessment* Demonstrates competency in required respiratory skills relevant to area of practice.* Ability to multi-task effectively in a rapidly changing environment.* Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills.* Ability to work within protocol guidelines* Ability to organize, prioritize workload and work with minimal supervision.* Ability to provide invasive and non invasive support to the cardiopulmonary compromised patient.* Members of the Trauma, Code Blue, Rapid Response and Sepsis Rapid Response, Stoke, Heart Alert, and NALS Code Teams.* COPD readmission workgroup* Proficient and responsible for teach back of inhalation therapy education* Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary* Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.Physical Requirements:* Walking, standing, squatting, kneeling required throughout the shift.* Ability to lift and position patients required.* Category I risk exposure as defined by OSHA.* Advanced level of manual dexterity for assembling intricate pressure monitoring and invasive equipment.* Busy inpatient setting providing care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, requires scheduled weekends, holidays and emergency coveragerecblid g5v3wiip8e2wenirdoqh118dpsyfl6