Minimum Qualifications: A.A.S. in Respiratory Therapy, NYS licensed Respiratory Therapist (or eligible) and 2 years post degree clinical acute care experience required. Will consider candidates for appointment to entry level (SL2) position who possess the minimum of an A.A.S. in Respiratory Therapy and NYS license to practice as a Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy Technician or limited permit to practice Respiratory Therapy. CPR certification required.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: Will administer positive pressure and aerosol therapy to patients; institute and monitor oxygen therapy on patients; assist physicians in instituting and maintaining continuous ventilation; administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation; perform pulmonary function tests; perform radial arterial punctures.
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SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.