Respiratory Care Assistant
Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: January 24, 2023
This position performs all routine respiratory care modalities,
sets up or changes all oxygen equipment, participates at codes and
stat calls and performs other shift related duties as assigned or
(60%)* Administers medications and treatments based on patient
outcomes, under appropriate supervision.
(20%)* Completes training and demonstrates proficiency in all
competencies, age-specific or otherwise, that are required of
practitioners who are delivering patient services.
(20%)* Performs basic respiratory care techniques such as: Inhaled
medication therapySputum inductionsAerosol and oxygen
therapyAnalysis of blood gases and electrolytes from
arterial/venous samplesCalibration, maintenance and troubleshooting
of blood gas analyzersBasic ventilatory parametersPerforms sterile
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Stocks and maintains designated areas with appropriate respiratory
Set up and testing of equipment such as ventilators, bipaps, nitric
oxide delivery machines, intubation and resuscitation trays and
other medical devices.
Set up or makes changes to oxygen equipment, and performs oxygen
rounds.Monitors, records, and communicates patient's condition to
Responds to codes and STAT calls, performs CPR, and maintains
airway as needed.
Provides patient education for diseases, medications, and
treatment.Performs special diagnostic modalities such as oximetries
and ABG analysis.
Able to deliver and instruct incentive spirometers, and Coronets
for CPT therapy (chest physiotherapy).
Maintains accurate records and assures quality care.Is responsible
for learning new technical devices and clinical procedures when
Follows procedures for accurate and complete entries on
medical-legal documents and the patient's electronic medical
record.Attends shift and general staff meetings.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
High School Diploma or GED required.
Enrolled in an accredited Respiratory Care Program. Must have one
semester of Respiratory clinical completed.
Active membership in the AARC and MSRC is preferred.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public
contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex
materials or appropriate substitute if required for your
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted
device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as
outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.
May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially
Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work
independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching,
grasping, fingering and feeling.
May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent
Physical Demand Level: Medium.
Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry
21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or
Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or
the workday) 10 lbs.
Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Flint , Respiratory Care Assistant, Healthcare , Alma, Michigan
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