The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (now known as Garnet Health) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center, Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional and Orange Medical Groups and Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.
Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Catskill Regional Medical Center - Harris, Catskill Regional Medical Center - Callicoon and Orange Regional Medical Center) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:
The Respiratory Therapist provides safe and effective administration of Respiratory Care Procedures as ordered by the physician according to the established standards and policies with special consideration for the age of the patient being treated. The Respiratory Therapist possesses a larger degree of knowledge in the pathophysiology of Respiratory disease along with strong technical skills and knowledge in clinical “matching” of current treatment modalities with those disease processes in infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. The Therapist works closely with the medical staff and other health care professionals. The Director or his/her designee may appoint Respiratory Therapists to the role of Charge Therapist in the absence of a supervisor.
Minimum Education: AAS or BS degree in Respiratory Therapy Preferred.
Minimum Experience: N/A
Required Certification/Registration: Current NYS Respiratory Therapist License. Minimum Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential by the NBRC. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential by the NBRC is preferred. New employees with the CRT credential must attain the RRT credential within 18 month of their employment with ORMC. BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification mandatory.
Physical Requirements: Moderate walking, standing, and sitting. Some bending and lifting. Manual dexterity. Must have the capabilities of sight, speech and hearing enabling one to communicate with others and perform the essential duties of the position.
Working Conditions: Will be exposed to infectious patients and potential hazards resulting from direct handling of inflammable and explosive gas. Frequent work in critical care areas of the Medical Center. Generally works in a clean, well lighted, heated, and ventilated area.
Special Requirements: Must exhibit the ability to critically think. Must posses adequate communications skills in order to communicate effectively with the medical staff and other health care professionals. Coordinates all respiratory therapy and treatments with physicians and other health care professionals. Is responsible to the Charge Practitioner, Supervisor, Manager and Medical Director of the Respiratory Service.