Respiratory Therapist Registered - TEMPORARY POSITION - day shift

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Provide a wide variety of procedures including endotracheal intubation, arterial puncture and Blood Gas analysis.
  • Administers oxygen therapy, bronchodilator therapy and ventilator management as per physician order; keeping detailed documentation the patient record. 
  • Performs arterial puncture to obtain arterial blood gas (ABG) samples for analysis and interprets data system in order to obtain ABG results, report ABG results and maintains analyzers.
  • Conforms to all applicable New York State Education Department standards for the practice of Respiratory Therapy
  • Records and processes physician’s written or verbal orders, as allowed, for all Oxygen and or Therapeutic Medical Gas Administration.
  • Performs cardiopulmonary evaluations and assessments that are the systematic collection and review of patient-specific and age specific data necessary to determine the appropriate patient’s care and treatment needs on an initial, ongoing, and continuous basis, to include possible Home Care needs.
  • Assessments will include evaluation of treatment and/or procedures outcomes (showing respect for patient needs, expectations and individual differences) as compared to physician’s goals and appropriate follow-up action.
  • Responsible for the assembly, sequential operation; calibration of equipment and accessories to implement associated therapeutic regimens, including but not limited to pre-op teaching to both in-patient and out-patient, as well as basic pulmonary functions studies, deep breathing and coughing (with and without splinting) exercises and incentive spirometry.
  • Responds to all code calls and other types of stat or life threatening calls, to include; CPR, airway management, trauma team responses, etc.
  • Administers emergency care as required.


  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Graduate of an approved RRT program required, Minimum 1-2 yrs. exp. in acute care hospital, NYS license required. Registered Respiratory Thrapist with NBRC. BLS certification, intubating skills required. 
  • Position requires candidate be available to work on weekends.  
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills required. Basic computer skills required. Ability to problem solves using critical thinking required. 
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects/patients with/without reasonable accommodations.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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