Respiratory Therapist

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Respiratory Therapist-1701123

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

CRT or RRT. Candidate must have one year or more healthcare experience. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, verbal communication and be able to interact comfortably with medical research study participants. Candidate must be adept at placing venous and arterial catheters and general phlebotomy procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

RRT. Experience in a research environment. Medical Imaging research experience.

Brief Description of Duties:

The successful candidate will participate in the conduct of research experiments involving Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of human research subjects. PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is a non-invasive imaging technology used to trace biochemical processes. PET scanners look similar in design to MRI scanners, with the research participant in a reclining position with their head placed inside the cylindrical bore of the scanner. At the start of the scan, subjects will be administered a minute quantity of a radioactive probe intravenously. The scanner records the location of the radioactivity over the course of the scan. Scanning experiments last between one and several hours. The Respiratory Therapist (RT) will prepare the subjects prior to their entering the scanner.

Specific duties include:

Ensuring the comfort of research participants. Placement of arterial and venous catheters in the forearms of research subjects including administration of local anesthetics as part of the procedures. Monitoring these during scanning experiments. Drawing blood samples during scanning experiments. Helping to prepare the samples for analysis. Removing the catheters at the end of the experiments and administering medication for pain or anxiety as needed. Scanning experiments will take place up to several times per week; at other times the RT will help with other aspects of the research program, including participant recruitment and screening. Other duties as assigned.

Special Notes: FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook:

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 160 pediatric specialists, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

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Official Job Title: Senior Patient Care Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Psychiatry-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8-4Psychiatry-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Jun 5, 2017
Posting End Date: Jul 4, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $65,000-$70,000 / Annual @ 1.0 FTE.
Salary Grade: N7


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