Respiratory Therapist Registered

Job Description

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

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Administers, provides and teaches Respiratory Care at a technician level; to help foster a safe clinical work environment and provide effective Respiratory Care, as prescribed, pursuant to the direction of a duly licensed physician

  • Acts as a resource in both clinical and technical areas of the department

  • 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. Therapies may include, but not limited to Aerosol and Humidification Therapy;  Aerosolized medication ( in accordance to Pharmaceutical Service Directives); IPPB, Therapeutic Percussion and Vibration with and without other Chest Physical Therapy to include appropriate bronchopulmonary drainage; technical ventilation and weaning for infants, children and adults

  • Performs cardiopullmonary evaluations and assessments, that is 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. Assessments could take place in any clinical area of the hospital proper or off-site facility.

  • Maintains availability to deliver, on a timely basis, a variety of Respiratory Care Therapy procedures

  • 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 spiromety

  • Responds to all code calls and other types of stat or life threatening calls, to include; CPR, airway management, adult and pediatric trauma team responses, etc.

  • Administers emergency care as required


  • High School graduate or equivalent.

  • Graduate of an approved technician or therapist program leading to an NBRC’s eligibility Registry Examination process.

  • Eye-Hand coordination, ability to hear alarms, breath sounds, verbal instruction or respond to any auditory type cues in the performance of the job. 

  • Must be able to identify colors. Good communications skills and ability to follow detailed instructions.



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. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

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. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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