Respiratory Therapist - Lev IV

Rochester, NY


Is accountable for provision of competent patient care based on established standards. Level IV Respiratory Therapist, in addition to job duties stated in Respiratory Therapist – Level II & III job descriptions, assumes an expanded role which includes but is not limited to assuming the charge therapist role, serving as a department resource in at least one critical care (Pediatric or Adult) area of the hospital. If functioning as a Senior Respiratory Therapist in addition to the job duties stated above must be able to competently work in ALL areas of the hospital, will perform all respiratory therapy activities of a Registered Respiratory Therapist, and is responsible for general management duties. As Respiratory Therapy Supervisor, also responsible for supervision of all Respiratory Care employees and responsible for maintaining the quality for patient care throughout the hospital on their respective shift.


  • Provides instruction in respiratory therapy for technicians, nurses, and residents. Plans and conducts orientation and classroom instruction on routine and non-routine respiratory therapy procedures.

  • Performs special and complex procedures which include but are not limited to setting up and/or troubleshooting nitric oxide, HFOV, and the MRI ventilator, is able to function independently in the ED (adult and pediatric) and in the OR with a vent and/or nitric oxide. Provides instruction to others on special and complex procedures.

  • Directs and supervises work of Level I and II staff for assigned areas.

  • Performs and/or reviews laboratory analyses, such as blood gas analyses, ensures consistent technical accuracy of such procedures and results.

  • Performs one of the following: Participates in the development/implementation of new techniques/guidelines/protocols related to respiratory care; develops and coordinates educational offerings for staff; develops and oversees a Process Improvement/Quality Assurance project; performs developmental research assignments with an M.D./Nurse Practitioner (compiles data, prepares reports, etc); or chairs/oversees and coordinates a committee, which improves the quality and delivery of patient care.

  • Demonstrates expert Respiratory Care knowledge of therapies specific to the patient population in NICU/PICU, Adult ICU, or both. As Sr. Respiratory Therapist demonstrates expertise in all patient populations.

Respiratory Therapy Supervisor:

  • Plans and assigns work schedules on a daily basis to technicians and therapists.

  • Evaluates employee performance and reviews performance with employee prior to evaluation.

  • Meets with all employees on their shift for periodic assessment.

  • Makes recommendations for hiring, promotion and termination of staff.

  • Monitors and completes records to maintain timely charging of procedures.

  • Participates in Departmental Quality Assurance monitoring program.

  • Monitors and completes records to maintain timely charging of procedures.

  • Participates in Departmental Quality Assurance monitoring program.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy required

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • 3 years’ experience in Respiratory Care and at least 1 year of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist Level III required

  • 1 year supervisory or coordinating experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • New York State licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with current registration, Registry by the National Board of Respiratory Care required

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 36.97 - $ 51.78 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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