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Respiratory Therapist

Elmira, New York

Type: Direct Hire, Full-time, Evening Shift

Salary: Competitive, based on experience ($33 - $42 per hour)

Benefits: Up to $15,000 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates, excellent benefits package including competitive pay, benefits, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and advancement opportunities.

Job Description:

Join our team as a Respiratory Therapist and provide high-quality respiratory care services in accordance with physician orders and departmental protocols. New graduates are welcome to apply.


  1. Maintain knowledge of various methods of oxygen delivery and adjust delivery devices specific to the age and condition of the patient.
  2. Assess, implement, and document respiratory care needs for patients post-discharge.
  3. Administer respiratory therapy treatments via various modalities and understand their purpose and potential side effects.
  4. Initiate, maintain, and discontinue mechanical ventilators, both invasive and non-invasive, and perform associated procedures such as airway management and suctioning.
  5. Perform arterial and capillary blood sampling, analyze blood gas specimens, and troubleshoot blood gas analyzers.
  6. Perform pulmonary function testing and prepare patients and equipment for bronchoscopy procedures.
  7. Obtain 12-lead EKGs of good quality and complete associated documentation.
  8. Perform functional checks on patients' own respiratory therapy equipment and deliver oxygen tanks throughout the facility.
  9. Obtain nasal specimens for testing and transport specimens to the laboratory.
  10. Follow Patients Rights guidelines and maintain confidentiality of patient information.


  • Licensed as a Respiratory Therapist or Technician by the State of New York.
  • Credentialed as a Certified Respiratory Therapist by the NBRC.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 90 days of hire date; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 1 year of hire date.

Why This is a Great Opportunity:

ABOUT THE AREA: Located in the charming Finger Lakes region of New York, our healthcare delivery system offers a scenic setting and historical significance. Enjoy small-town vibes with big-city amenities, including family-friendly events, boutique shops, art galleries, museums, and wineries. With highly-rated schools and numerous recreational activities, this area is ideal for raising a family. Additionally, Watkins Glen and Penn Yan are just a short drive away.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to join our dynamic team and make a difference in the community! Apply now and become part of our collaborative environment.

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