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TH Respiratory Therapist Supervisor

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Local Title: TH Respiratory Therapist Supervisor
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Respiratory Therapist I
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Respiratory Therapy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Respiratory Therapist Supervisor. The successful candidate will:

  • Supervise, direct, and evaluate staff assigned to the NICU/PICU areas.
  • Cross-cover to adult services as needed.
  • Maintain competency for all age groups.
  • Perform and evaluate the application of specialized respiratory care procedures.
  • Consult with physicians, nurses, and other medical staff concerning patient care problems.
  • Make rounds to ensure therapists are functioning in their respective areas.
  • According to the Infection Control Guidelines, supervise the transport, cleaning & disinfection of equipment.
  • Provide respiratory care for acute patients under the direction of a physician, including but not limited to, drawing blood gases for analysis, adjustment of ventilation or other equipment within the limits of the physician's instructions, and recording respiratory progress in patient records. 
  • Participate in orientation of new therapists, departmental in-services and educational programs; may present lecture and clinical training sessions for medical, nursing, and other staff as needed.
  • Participate in product evaluations and treatment planning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the respiratory care department and to ensure a high level of patient care is maintained. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy or graduate of a 2-year AMA approved Respiratory Therapy program.
  • New York State Respiratory Therapist Licensure.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with NPS, NRP, PALS and ACLS preferred.
  • BLS (to be obtained within 1-year of employment).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience a plus.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 7:30am to 8:30pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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