Respiratory Therapist - $15K Sign-On Bonus
Req #: 40728
Full Time
Shift: Nights
Respiratory Therapy
United Health Services Chenango Memorial Hospital
Norwich, NY
Weekly hours: 36

Experienced candidates may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $15,000.
Early-career candidates may qualify for up to $20,000 in tuition forgiveness.

Chenango Memorial Hospital is seeking a Respiratory Therapist to join our Respiratory Therapy Team in Norwich, NY. The Respiratory Therapist serves both inpatients and outpatients. This is a BENEFITS-ELIGIBLE position.

Shift: Nights
Hours per week: 36
Salary range: $27.38 - $41.08/hour, depending on experience

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Respiratory Therapist Overview

To ensure that Respiratory Therapy services rendered (the evaluation and treatment of patients) are completed in a timely, accurate and reliable manner. Those served include inpatients, outpatients, UHS staff and employees as well as affiliated UHS community groups as needed.

Respiratory Therapist Key Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Administers respiratory therapy procedures as directed by the manager.
  • Performs Aerosol Therapy treatments.
  • Performs CPT/Flutter/PEP Mask therapy (secretion mobilization therapy).
  • Performs Incentive Spirometry therapy.
  • Performs M.D.I. therapy.
  • Performs Suctioning procedure.
  • Performs Extubation procedure.
  • Responsible for Oxygen Tank Safety.
  • Performs Oxygen Therapy on all approved devices.
  • Manages BiPAP-CPAP therapy and alarms.
  • Performs Cough Assist/Vest therapy.
  • Manages High Flow Cannula/Humidifier therapy and alarms.
  • Performs Pulmonary Function Screen diagnostic procedure.
  • Performs Fit Testing procedure in coordination with Employee Health.
  • Performs Pulse Oximetery procedure.
  • Performs Adult EKG procedure.
  • Performs Pediatric EKG procedure.
  • Performs Adult CPR life support.
  • Performs Pediatric CPR life support.
  • Performs Neonatal CPR life support.
  • Manages Mechanical Ventilation.
  • Manages Ventilator Alarms.
  • Performs Arterial Puncture and Analysis for the Blood Gas Laboratory.
  • Performs Quality Control for the Blood Gas Laboratory.
  • Manages patient healthcare information system (Soarian).
  • Manages medication administration program (MAK).
  • Manages medication dispensing system (McKesson).
  • Verifies physician’s written orders performing pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Records and reports appropriately the results of all procedures.
  • Performs CPR when necessary after certification.
  • Abides by the department Delivery Standards.
  • Maintains files and bookkeeping records in accordance with department policy.
  • Performs other related duties.
  • Assists in departmental in-service program.
  • Demonstrate commitment to organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Graduation from an accredited School for Respiratory Therapy
  • New York State Respiratory Therapy Permit or License
  • Registered by the NBRC as a Respiratory Therapist
  • CPR and ACLS Certification within 3 months of hire

Preferred:

  • One (1) year experience as a Respiratory Therapist

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream
  • Tuition forgiveness up to $20,000 for recent graduates!

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.

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United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.com.

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Norwich is the Chenango County seat and home to about 7,000 residents. The area offers much to see and do, including the annual Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, antique shows and the historic Earlville Opera House, as well as a classic car museum and old-time movie theater. Go boating, river rafting or kayaking. Watch pro motocross at Unadilla racetrack. Enjoy good food at many local restaurants. Here too, are welcoming neighborhoods and highly rated public and private schools.