Garnet Health

Lead Respiratory Therapist- Blood Gas Lab & Pulmonary Function Practitioner

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Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/18/2021 1:43 PM)
Physical Location
Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills
Campus : Location
# of Openings
Shift (1) : Shift Type
1 - Day
Shift (1) : If Other, Shift Slot
Days, (flex start 6a-8a) including rotating weekends and holidays.


Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) 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 Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills.  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 (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:


Oversee the functioning of the Respiratory Therapy Blood Gas Laboratory and take part in the data collection and collating of the departments performance improvement (PI) program. This person will be required to perform detailed maintenance on the machines and train therapists on the use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of these machines.  This individual will maintain NYS DOH & CAP records. They must stay current with regulatory requirements and must be able to modify existing record keeping insuring compliance. They will serve as liaison between the Lab and Respiratory Departments.  In the role of pulmonary function testing practitioner this person is expected to: maintain the pulmonary function equipment, provide preventive maintenance on the equipment, maintain patient records, perform daily calibration, distribute reports, and keep up to date on all phases of pulmonary function testing.  They will perform testing on children (older than 6 years of age), adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.  In certain circumstances where the PFT volumes are low, the Pulmonary Function Practitioner will rotate into the respiratory therapy department and practice to the level of licensure and credential obtained as a respiratory care professional.


Minimum Education:  Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy (minimum).  Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy or related field of study preferred.                                            


Minimum Experience:  In-depth knowledge regarding the working and maintenance of Blood Gas testing equipment.  Experience in staff education and performance improvement monitoring  recommended.  Experience in the performance of pulmonary function testing (PFT)               


Required Certification/Registration: Current NYS Respiratory Therapist License. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)    credential required.  Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) credential  preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR Certified.               

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:

  • Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well-lighted, heated or ventilated facility.  No routine exposure to hazards.
  • Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary. 


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