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Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Respiratory Therapist Full Time Evenings 3:00pm-11:15pm in Commack, New York

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Gurwin Healthcare System is a full continuum of care providing extraordinary care and caring to the people that we serve. Set on a 34-acre campus in Commack, NY, the Gurwin Healthcare System includes the 460-bed Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, providing short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care, memory care, respiratory and ventilator care, palliative and hospice care, social and medical adult day programs, and on-site dialysis and infusion therapy. Sharing the campus is Gurwin’s Assisted Living community (Gurwin Jewish Fay J. Lindner Residences), our Certified Home Health Agency, and our soon-to-be-built independent living community (Fountaingate Gardens). Our Gurwin Licensed Home Care Services Agency has an office in Farmingdale, NY

FULL-TIME EVENING SHIFT 3:00PM-11:15PM WITH ROTATING WEEKENDS

Our innovative facility and growing services offer opportunities to advance your career. We are currently seeking a full-time Respiratory Therapist to work the evening shift (3pm - 11:15pm) who will embody the passion and commitment required to deliver the ultimate care for our residents.

Requirements:

  • Graduation from a JRCRTE - AMA accredited program in Respiratory Care. Licensed by the NYS Department of Education, as a Respiratory Therapist, and Registered (RRT) preferred by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Basic Life Support. A minimum of 3-5 years of respiratory therapy experience preferred. Member of the American Association for Respiratory Care preferred.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Candidates must be able to make decisions within the scope of respiratory care and make appropriate recommendations as indicated to the responsible physician.

  • Responsible for the respiratory care rendered to all residents. Follows policy and clinical procedures in respiratory care as ordered by the responsible physician.

  • Knowledge of dementia population and dealing with related behaviors.

  • Able to recognize when a resident is in pain and take appropriate actions.

  • Provides short and/or long-term support of patients having increased chronic or acute respiratory difficulty by providing respiratory modalities, as per physician orders.

  • Facility personnel having direct and consistent clinical contact with residents must have the skills necessary to address the specialized needs of geriatric and sub-acute/rehab populations. This includes recognition of the relative and respective physical, psycho-social and emotional changes that occur at different stages in life, the understanding of which promotes the ability to provide quality care.

  • The aforementioned must demonstrate proficiency upon hire, after orientation and on an annual basis in the acquisition, interpretation and communication of age-specific data as it pertains to our residents.

  • Assesses the patient’s physical problems such as signs and symptoms of respiratory distress, failure, etc.

  • Determines need for respiratory equipment, and other related equipment supplies inventory of same and need for repair or replacement as appropriate.

  • Assesses the patient’s compliance with the therapeutic regimen and discusses with the medical and nursing staffs any areas of non- compliance to determine possible change in treatment plan.

  • lnservices patient, family and staff in pulmonary hygiene and the use of the respiratory equipment to be used by the patient when appropriate.

  • Communicates information on a regular basis to the nurse who is responsible for and coordinates patient care.

  • Provides timely documentation including, but not limited to; assessments, plans, goals, care, summary reports and related data.

We offer an excellent salary, dynamic work environment and a comprehensive benefits package.

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