Trinity Health Respiratory Therapist in Chelsea, Michigan
*Position Summary: *Provide general respiratory therapy to inpatients and outpatients including aerosolized medications; assessment of cardiopulmonary system; draw and analyze arterial blood samples; emergency response (Rapid Response and Code Blue).
*Qualifications: *Licensed Respiratory Therapist with State of Michigan. CPFT or RPFT credentials required to perform pulmonary function tests other than bedside spirometry.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participates in their resolution.
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
Maintains knowledge to perform the duties of the job. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
Demonstrates self-directed learning.
Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, development and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.
Identifies and assists in resolution of problems related to safety, sanitation and maintenance of the environment.
Practices effective communication in all interactions (patient, visitor, co-worker, etc.)
Promotes a positive work environment by demonstrating teamwork.
Provides the following under physician direction:
General Respiratory Therapy, including administration of aerosolized medications Assessment of the cardiopulmonary system and recommendation of appropriate treatment Draw and analyze arterial blood for ABG’s and Co-oximetry Initiate and maintain ventilatory support using invasive and noninvasive ventilation equipment. Emergency response to medical emergencies throughout hospital including the Rapid Response team & Code Blue. Perform diagnostic studies, e.g. EKG’s, 24 hour HOLTER and 30 day Cardiac Event monitoring, Bedside Spirometry, and Pulse Oximetry. Provide Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Other Functions and Responsibilities
1) Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure
1)Licensed Respiratory Therapist with State of Michigan
2) CPFT or RPFT credentials to perform pulmonary function testing other than basic spirometry
Required Skills and Abilities
Skilled in communication, team work, problem solving and service excellence
This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program
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Job Number: 00153464
Location: Chelsea, MI
Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Facility: SJSEMI - SJMHS Chelsea Comm Hospital
Employment Type: Part time
Shift: Night Shift