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Respiratory Therapist

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Alma
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:



Summary



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GENERAL SUMMARY



This position, independently or in consultation with a physician, administers medications, performs various types of therapeutic modalities and diagnostic testing for and of the cardio-pulmonary system, responds to arrest and emergency situations and provides CPR and life support systems.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



(25%)* Performs Respiratory care to evaluate and treat protocol evaluations.



(25%)* Delivers medications via aerosol and metered dose inhalers.



(25%)* Responds to all Rapid Responses, arrest or STAT situations immediately, maintaining artificial airways, and respiration and cardiac compressions.



(25%)* Sets up and maintains all oxygen according to protocol.



OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



Manages the physiological and mechanical aspects of a patient that requires life support.



Weans patients off the ventilator.



Performs chest physiotherapy and airway clearance.



Assesses patient to recommend appropriate therapy.



Performs special procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons, i.e., PFT, bronchoscopes, drawing/analyzing arterial blood gas samples, EKGs, Holter monitoring and oximetry.



Provides supplemental oxygen throughout the hospital and maintains and changes equipment.



Maintains inpatient charts and clarifies physician's orders for the department.



Performs chart auditing and participates in the quality assurance program.



Provides continuing education for the department, staff members in other departments and often functions as instructor for preceptor for Respiratory Students.



Assists in orientation of new employees.



MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health



CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES



ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support



BLS - Basic Life Support



NBRC - National Brd Respiratory Care



NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation



RT - Licensed Respiratory Therapist



REQUIRED EDUCATION



Education: Associates Degree



OTHER



EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS



Ability to troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment (ventilators, ABG analyzers, etc.).



Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with



people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.



Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training must also be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan.



Two (2) years clinical experience working in medical center or similar setting, 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 position.



Can 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 device(s).



Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.



Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.



Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.



Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.





Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Flint , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Alma, Michigan

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