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Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Respiratory Therapist Full Time Evenings 3:00pm-11:15pm in Commack, New York


Gurwin Healthcare System is a full continuum of care providing extraordinary care and caring to the people that we serve. Set on a 34-acre campus in Commack, NY, the Gurwin Healthcare System includes the 460-bed Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, providing short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care, memory care, respiratory and ventilator care, palliative and hospice care, social and medical adult day programs, and on-site dialysis and infusion therapy. Sharing the campus is Gurwin’s Assisted Living community (Gurwin Jewish Fay J. Lindner Residences), our Certified Home Health Agency, and our soon-to-be-built independent living community (Fountaingate Gardens). Our Gurwin Licensed Home Care Services Agency has an office in Farmingdale, NY


Our innovative facility and growing services offer opportunities to advance your career. We are currently seeking a full-time Respiratory Therapist to work the evening shift (3pm - 11:15pm) who will embody the passion and commitment required to deliver the ultimate care for our residents.


  • Graduation from a JRCRTE - AMA accredited program in Respiratory Care. Licensed by the NYS Department of Education, as a Respiratory Therapist, and Registered (RRT) preferred by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Basic Life Support. A minimum of 3-5 years of respiratory therapy experience preferred. Member of the American Association for Respiratory Care preferred.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Candidates must be able to make decisions within the scope of respiratory care and make appropriate recommendations as indicated to the responsible physician.

  • Responsible for the respiratory care rendered to all residents. Follows policy and clinical procedures in respiratory care as ordered by the responsible physician.

  • Knowledge of dementia population and dealing with related behaviors.

  • Able to recognize when a resident is in pain and take appropriate actions.

  • Provides short and/or long-term support of patients having increased chronic or acute respiratory difficulty by providing respiratory modalities, as per physician orders.

  • Facility personnel having direct and consistent clinical contact with residents must have the skills necessary to address the specialized needs of geriatric and sub-acute/rehab populations. This includes recognition of the relative and respective physical, psycho-social and emotional changes that occur at different stages in life, the understanding of which promotes the ability to provide quality care.

  • The aforementioned must demonstrate proficiency upon hire, after orientation and on an annual basis in the acquisition, interpretation and communication of age-specific data as it pertains to our residents.

  • Assesses the patient’s physical problems such as signs and symptoms of respiratory distress, failure, etc.

  • Determines need for respiratory equipment, and other related equipment supplies inventory of same and need for repair or replacement as appropriate.

  • Assesses the patient’s compliance with the therapeutic regimen and discusses with the medical and nursing staffs any areas of non- compliance to determine possible change in treatment plan.

  • lnservices patient, family and staff in pulmonary hygiene and the use of the respiratory equipment to be used by the patient when appropriate.

  • Communicates information on a regular basis to the nurse who is responsible for and coordinates patient care.

  • Provides timely documentation including, but not limited to; assessments, plans, goals, care, summary reports and related data.

We offer an excellent salary, dynamic work environment and a comprehensive benefits package.