Company: Ascension Health
Location: Grand Blanc
Posted on: September 23, 2022
We Are Hiring: Respiratory Therapist -Part Time /
Afternoons2p-10:30p / QOWE / 16 hrsAscension Genesys What You Will
Do: Provide respiratory therapy as ordered by physician according
to established hospital procedures and standards including:
assessing patient's respiratory status, recommending interventions
and evaluating effectiveness of treatment modalities. Provide
respiratory care to pediatric, adult andgeriatric patient
populations. Work with physician and nursing staff as part of an
interdisciplinary team to promote the rehabilitation of the
patient's respiratory capabilities. Demonstrate knowledge, skills
and abilities necessary to provide care to the age group(s)
- Assess patient cardiopulmonary status regularly. Utilizes
assessment parameters and techniques as indicated by patient
population (adult, pediatric, geriatric).
- Review and interpret physician orders and patient data to
establish respiratory treatment plans.
- Collaborate with physicians and nurses regarding the
recommendations and administration of various respiratory therapy
- Implement treatment plans by performing the following
modalities: SVN, IPPB, CPT, USN, specimen collection and IS
according to the procedure.
- Administer various oxygen delivery devices: nasal cannula,
venturi mask, simple oxygen mask, partial and non-rebreathing
masks, aerosol and tracheostomy mask, T pieces, oxygen tents and
hoods according to procedure.
- Perform diagnostic procedures such as blood gas sampling,
analysis and interpretation; bronchoscopy; polysomnographic
studies; pulmonary function studies according to work assignment
and established protocols.
- Prepare and administer inhalant medications and observes
patient for adverse reactions.
- Assess and evaluate patient tolerance, responses, and progress
to ordered treatment modalities and documents in appropriate
records. Recognizes changes in patient conditions and notifies
nurse, physician and/or supervisors as necessary.
- Conduct educational services for patient, families, therapist,
nursing staff, respiratory therapy students and department
personnel regarding respiratory therapy procedures and new
developments in the field.
- Assist in training of respiratory students from affiliated
colleges, functions as an available resource for Respiratory Care
- Respond to CODES and emergency situations by establishing and
maintaining airways, performing manual ventilation, cardiac
compressions, blood gas determinations and sampling, and
implementing mechanical ventilation as necessary.
- Assemble, monitors and trouble shoots pulse oximeters.
- Assemble, implement as well as assesse and evaluate patients on
all types of mechanical ventilation. Maintain the patient's airway;
suctions and performs airway care; insures ventilator is delivering
ordered parameters. Collaborates with physicians regarding
recommended changes in ventilator management. Weans patient from
- Implement, monitor, and evaluate CPAP/BIPAP mask units
according to procedures.
- Maintain, clean, test, and troubleshoot equipment including
mechanical ventilators to insure proper functioning.
- Calibrate, maintain, clean and perform quality control checks
on blood gas analysis equipment.
- Maintain knowledge of current trends and techniques in the
field through department meetings, educational programs and current
literature pertaining to respiratory therapy.
- Perform other related duties as indicated and directed.
- Essential Functions: 1) Must possess interpersonal skills,
including telephone and written skills, to communicate effectively
with patients, physicians and staff when exchanging information; 2)
Must possess critical thinking and analytic skills necessary to
identify patient problems including hemo-dynamic monitoring skills,
interpreting blood gas reports, trouble shooting ventilators,
oximeters, blood gas analyzers, and other various respiratory
therapy equipment; 3) Must have ability to concentrate and pay
close attention to detail when preparing medications and
treatments, initiating therapeutic modalities and monitoring
patient responses; 4) Must possess fine motor skills to work with
sensitive technical equipment; 5) Must be able to walk and stand
for long periods of time; must also be able to lift, push and/or
pull patients or equipment when necessary; 6) Must possess auditory
and visual ability to identify alarm systems.
- Working Conditions: 1) Patient care environment with minimal
exposure to noise, dust, and temperature variations; 2) Frequent
exposures to infections and/or contagious diseases, blood and body
fluids when handling patients or samples; 3) Exposure to hazards
from flammable and explosive gasses and electrical equipment;
hazards are greatly reduced when established safety procedures are
- Orientation Requirements: Must attend Medical Center new hire
orientation and department orientation.
- The above is intended to describe the general nature and level
of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is
not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties,
responsibilities or qualifications for the people so classified,
nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any
supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees
under their supervision. The most recently dated job description on
file in the Human Resources Department will be considered the
official job description. What You Will Need: Licensure /
Certification / Registration:
- Certified Certification specializing in Neonatal Resuscitation
credentialed from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) obtained
within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date
preferred. If associate accepts a Special Care Nursery position,
NRP certification will be required, and will be tracked
- Registered Respiratory Therapist credentialed from the National
Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) obtained within 6 Months (180
days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
- Licensed Respiratory Therapist credentialed from the Michigan
Board of Respiratory Care obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of
hire date or job transfer date required.
- Certified BLS Provider specializing in Basic Life Support
credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained
within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date
required. Or Certified Instructor.Education:
- Requires graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy
- Respiratory experience preferred, not required. Additional
Preferences: No additional preferences. Why Join Our Team:
Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers
across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities.
Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered,
holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the
communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for
work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional
development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish
personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding
career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.When you join
Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the
country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing
compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture,
continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings
are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use
to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly
$46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth
and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow
and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our
team today. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Ascension
Genesys is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal
opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender
identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability,
veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For
further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the
following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:Please note that
Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who
have applied for a position using our official application. Be on
alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will
not solicit money or banking information from applicants.This
Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot
employ STEM OPT candidates.
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