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The Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center RESPIRATORY THERAPIST, REG in Brooklyn, New York

The Registered Respiratory Therapist is an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team. The Respiratory Therapist will utilize his/her knowledge, judgment and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate respiratory care for patients under his/her care. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to coordinate the highest quality respiratory care for the patients with an emphasis on compassion.

  • Assess patient and recommend respiratory therapy treatments as well as provide treatment based on Physician diagnosis and care instructions.

  • Plan, prepare, and administer respiratory therapy treatment including aerosolized medication, sputum inductions, ventilator / BiPAP management in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Monitor patients on mechanical ventilation and make necessary changes in accordance with department policy and procedure.

  • Record patient treatment, response, and progress in the EMR.

  • Perform related diagnostic tests including pulmonary function and sleep studies.

  • Inspect, test, maintain, and operate all respiratory therapy equipment.

  • Respond to "CODE 99", “Trauma” and “RRT” calls and assist by maintaining the patient's airway and performing CPR.

  • Consults with physicians and provide information and suggestions for various treatment modalities. Assist physician in the instruction of patients and their families on the use of equipment and techniques involved in self-care.

  • Participate in in-service education programs. Attend all required in-service education programs.

  • Maintains stores of disposable and non-disposable equipment, including medical gas tanks in assigned areas throughout the hospital, as needed.

  • Cleans, assembles, and maintains all equipment used by department, as needed.

  • Performs other duties as requested.


  • Associate degree, Bachelor degree in Respiratory Therapy or related field preferred.

  • Graduate of an AMA approved program for respiratory therapy (two-year program).


  • Experience in acute, chronic and critical care for adult, pediatric and neonatal preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must maintain continuing education credits as required for NBRC credential and NYS License.

  • Must be familiar in all areas of Department’s function.

Licenses, Certifications:

  • Must have a current NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist certificate.

  • Must have a current NYS license as a Respiratory Therapist.

  • Must have current BCLS certification.

  • ACLS certification preferred.

  • NYFD G-71 certificate preferred.

  • Active member of AARC and NYDART preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires prolonged periods of standing, reaching, walking throughout the working day.

  • Position will be required to stoops, bends, lifts, carry items weighing up to 75 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.

BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

ID: 2020-7358

Facility: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Shift: Day

External Company URL: http://www.brookdalehospital.org/home.html

Street: 585 Schenectady Avenue