Respiratory Therapist-RRT-Per Diem

Respiratory Therapist-RRT-Per Diem

St. Catherine of Siena | West Islip, NY, 11795, US
Salary Range:$69,000 – $96,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Respiratory Therapist-RRT-Per Diem

Facility: Good Samaritan University Hospital Location: West Islip, NY Department: Respiratory Therapy Category: Allied Health / Clinical Professional Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Varied hours Hours: varied ReqNum: 6050071

Respiratory Therapist

Per Diem

Good Samaritan University Hospital is a 537- bed (including 100 nursing home beds) teaching hospital and a member of Catholic Health. With almost 900 physicians on staff, and a level II Trauma Center, we care for well over 100,000 patients annually across the south shore of Long Island. Our reputation for excellence is built on great choices and empowered leadership, and fosters a team that's focused on evidence based practice, continual learning and exceptional quality of care.

The respiratory therapist evaluates and treats cardiopulmonary conditions. This includes teaching patients and their families about treatment and maintenance of pulmonary health problems, including the use of respiratory therapy equipment and medications.


* Ability to determine appropriateness of therapy and contacts physician to clarify or modify order when necessary
* Able to provide verbal and written educational materials to patients when appropriate
* Follows policy for documentation of critical values in the patient's medical record
* Assists with patient care decision making by communicating with physicians, nurses and other health care team members and by making appropriate decisions as needed in emergency situations.
* Provides airway care including the maintenance of a patent airway through intubation, tracheostomy care, clearance of airway obstructions and reversal of bronchial narrowing due to bronchospasms and inflammation of the airways. Extubates patients when appropriate and provides appropriate airway care following extubation
* Provides care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient populations in the hospital intensive care, non-critical care areas and the emergency room.
* Applies and maintains invasive and non-invasive ventilation systems to critically ill patients of all age groups
* Draws blood samples and analyzes and interprets the results of blood tests.
* Has ability to assemble and troubleshoot Respiratory Therapy equipment


* Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy from a Respiratory Therapy education program accredited by CoARC
* Basic Life Support Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification, New York State Respiratory Therapy Technician or Respiratory Therapist License
* Basic computer skills

At Catholic Health your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future.