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McLaren Health Care Respiratory Therapist Reg in Mount Clemens, Michigan

Description

Dept: Respiratory Therapy Full time Nights

Hours per pay period: 72

Schedule : 6:30 pm - 7:00 am

Position Summary:

Respiratory Therapists provide respiratory care services to patients who require emergency care, intensive care, therapeutic treatment, invasive and non-invasive monitoring, diagnostic testing and patient education for pulmonary disorders. The Respiratory Therapist monitors and maintains equipment and participates in quality assurance and improvement activities. The Respiratory Therapist reviews and maintains proper medical and departmental records.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs various therapeutic modalities prescribed by physician order or as established by approved protocol. Determines the best modes of therapy and ensures maximum benefit and patient safety. Administers various medications via aerosol and endotracheal instillation. Utilizes appropriate equipment.

  2. Administers and monitors medical gases as prescribed by physician order and as established by approved protocol. Utilizes appropriate medical gas delivery devices.

  3. Assesses pulmonary status of patients. Communicates clinical findings to physicians and makes recommendations for appropriate therapy. Explains rationale of procedures and equipment to patients. Participates in thorough patient report process identifying patient care needs as necessary.

  4. Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation by providing basic life support. Assesses patient response to clinical interventions and communicates findings appropriately.

  5. Performs arterial and capillary blood sample collection and analysis. Verifies and interprets results and clinically intervenes as necessary. Documents and communicates findings to physician when appropriate.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Associates degree.Graduate of an accredited (by Commission on Accreditation of Allied HealthEducation Programs, (CAAHEP). Respiratory Therapist Educational Programwith an Associate Degree.

  • CurrentRespiratory Therapist License from the State of Michigan.

  • Successfulcompletion of the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC registrationexamination requirements).

  • Registeredrespiratory therapist (RRT) credentials.

  • BLS card from AHA required before start date (valid atleast 60 days beyond start date)

  • Noprior work experience is required.

Preferred:

  • Organization andprioritization skills to match a fast-paced, ever changing workenvironment.

  • Computer skillsand understanding that complement the work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employerof Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job: Technical

Primary Location: Michigan-Mount Clemens-Mt Clemens Reg Med Center

Employee Status Regular

Shift Night Job

Job Type Standard

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21000220

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