Northwell Health Respiratory Thrpst II -Reg(SY) in Syosset, New York

Req Number 002045

Job Description

In the role of Respiratory Therapist II, you will perform comprehensive respiratory assessment and provide respiratory therapy as prescribed by a physician. Further, you will provide patients /significant others with respiratory therapy education and prepare, operate and maintain respiratory care equipment.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs comprehensive respiratory assessment.

  • Uses assessment data to determine patient's actual or potential problems.

  • Compares prescription requisition with medical record order to ensure accuracy.

  • Collaborates with physicians on patient's plan of care. Ensures prescription contains complete information. Clarifies any discrepancies with physician.

  • Determines appropriate respiratory interventions, evaluates patient's responses to respiratory care and adjusts care as appropriate.

  • Provides patient/significant other with respiratory therapy education.

  • Explains purpose of treatment or test to the patient/significant other.

  • Explains treatment or test and equipment used to patient/significant other.

  • Answers all questions courteously and correctly.

  • Provides prescribed respiratory therapy.

  • Performs bedside vital capacity, inspiratory force and peak flow measurements.

  • Administers various oxygen concentrations, aerosol medication devices and mechanical ventilators.

  • Oversees oxygen supported ambulation.

  • Performs chest physical therapy i.e. cupping and coughing.

  • Provides and maintains mechanical ventilators on assigned unit.

  • Immediately responds to Cardiac Team and STAT situations.

  • Provides nasotracael or artificial airway suctioning.

  • Performs intubation.

  • Performs arterial blood gas puncture and analysis.

  • Documents all activities and patient outcomes/responses on approved hospital forms.

  • Prepares, operates and maintains respiratory care equipment.

  • Maintains inventory of respiratory care equipment and supplies.

  • Performs preventative maintenance, cleaning, disinfecting and storage of equipment.

  • Ensures proper functioning and correct use of equipment.

  • Adheres to established infection control and fire safety protocols.


  • Certificate of completion from an accredited respiratory therapy program, Associate Degree, required. Bachelor's Degree, preferred.

  • Current NYS Respiratory Therapist license, required.

  • Registration from the National Board of Respiratory Care, required.

  • Current Basic Life Support Certification, required.

Our Culture

Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us:

Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.