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Respiratory Therapist KMH

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Location: Kenmore, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Shift: Shift 2

Status: Full Time FTE: 0.920000

Bargaining Unit: CWA Local 1133

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Varied with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: Primarily 12noon-12midnight, with flex to 6a-6p

Summary:

Performs prescribed procedures of respiratory care under the direction of a physician in accordance with established policies, practices and standards.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy preferred.
  • Must possess valid New York State Respiratory Therapist license to practice Respiratory Therapy.
  • Should possess Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
  • May work with a limited Respiratory Therapist permit under the direct supervision of a supervising licensed physician or Respiratory Therapist, as outlined in Title VIII Education Law Article 164 section 8506.
  • BLS/CPR certification required within three months of hire.


EXPERIENCE
  • Pre-Hire Experience: One (1) year of previous clinical experience preferred, however new graduates with a limited Respiratory Therapist permit will be considered.
  • Post-Hire Experience: Orientation and training to the essential functions of the position is expected to be completed during the introduction period.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must possess the ability to assess/interpret patient data and draw appropriate conclusions.

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Frequent exposure to infectious diseases/blood and body fluids.
  • Works with a variety of medical gases.
  • May require variable work schedules to maintain a 24/7 operation, including overnight shifts and weekend/holiday work time. Responsible to carry/respond to a pager when on duty.
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