The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. HJD is consistently ranked among the leading orthopaedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopaedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Respiratory Therapist in the Respiratory Department. To qualify an Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care, Cardiorespiratory sciences, or related area preferred. New York State Registered Respiratory Therapy license required. Two to three (2-3) years post-graduate hospital experience as a respiratory therapist with one (1) year significant perinatal/pediatric experience preferred. Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC-RRT credential). BCLS/ACLS certification preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing appropriate cardiopulmonary evaluation and patient assessment appropriate to the provision of prescribed respiratory care. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of policies and procedures related to provision of comprehensive respiratory care. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Performs cardiopulmonary evaluation and patient assessment appropriate to the provision of prescribed respiratory care. Assesses and reassesses patients when administering prescribed respiratory care. Reviews pertinent portions of the medicalrecord in connection with patient assessment. Demonstrates proficiency in performing physical examinations appropriate to the provision of prescribed respiratory care. Demonstrates proficiency in assessing the significance of blood gas results. Demonstrates proficiency in assessing the significance of chest radiographs appropriate to the provision of prescribed respiratory care. Demonstrates proficiency in assessing laboratory data appropriate to the provision of prescribed respiratory care. Demonstrates proficiency in assessing artificial airway placement, security and tracheal tube cuff pressure. Demonstrates proficiency in performing pulmonary function, mechanics, oxygenation measurements and weaning assessment protocols. Reaches proper conclusion, and makes appropriate recommendations based upon integration and understanding of assessment data.
Provides appropriate respiratory care related education to patients, family members, nurses, physicians, affiliated students, and other members of the Medical Center community. Identifies situations requiring patient education. Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Clearly explains the purpose of prescribed respiratory care to patients and/or family as appropriate. Includes patients family in teaching as appropriate.
Provides appropriate education to nurses and physicians coincidental to the provision of prescribed respiratory care services. Observes and monitors student performance of respiratory care procedures. Assists in evaluation of performance of respiratory care students.
Prepares, assembles, verifies the performance and safety of, operates, monitors, maintains the cleanliness of, and discontinues as appropriate, equipment necessary for the provision of prescribed respiratory care. Adult ventilators and ancillary equipment. Neonatal ventilators and ancillary equipment. Primary gas systems and gas therapy equipment and devices. Humidification and aerosol therapy equipment and devices. Analyzers and monitoring equipment and devices. Airway equipment and devices.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of polices and procedures related to provision of comprehensive respiratory care. Consisting of; Emergency airway care and resuscitation, routine airway care, cuff pressure monitoring, suctioning, and bronchial hygiene techniques. Disaster and Bio-Terrorism Responses. Loss of primary gas or electrical power. Conventional adult mechanical ventilation. Conventional neonatal mechanical ventilation. High frequency ventilation. Ventilator adjustments and monitoring. Ventilator patient assessment and management protocols. Humidification and humidification protocols. Oxygen therapy. Medicated aerosol therapy. Aerosol therapy safety precautions. Pulmonary function testing. Hyperinflation therapy. Pulse oximetry and blood gas analysis. Transport of Ventilator PatientsRadial & Brachial Arteriotomy Laboratory sample handling, infection control, cleaning and safety.
Documents in an approved manner on the patients medical record all pertinent data following completion of any service. Shift reports and patient care plans. Documenting on ventilator flow sheets. Documenting in the ICIS system. Charting in the progress record. Department charges. CQI documentation. CQI Problem Reporting/Adverse Reaction Form.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Health, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.nyulangone.org.