Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: September 15, 2022
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 & Responsibilities (25%)* Performs Respiratory care to
evaluate and treat protocol evaluations.
(25%)* Delivers medications via aerosol and metered dose
(25%)* Responds to all Rapid Responses, arrest or STAT situations
immediately, maintaining artificial airways, and respiration and
(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
Performs chart auditing and participates in the quality assurance
Assists in orientation of new employees.
MidMichigan 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. REQUIRED EDUCATION,
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: Must be a graduate of a school
Respiratory Therapy with at least a 2 year Associate's Degree
(exception: any therapist who has the RTT credential on or before
July 1, 2004 is not required to have an Associate's Degree)
Current State of Michigan License in Respiratory Care required.
National Board Respiratory Care (CRT, RRT) required.
Current Basic Life Support required upon hire.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal
Resuscitation Program (NRP) (for non-casual) certification required
within 365 days of hire.
Ability to troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment (ventilators, ABG
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
Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
training must also be completed annually according to the Exposure
Control Plan. 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 protocol.
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. #INDEED1HP Location:
MyMichigan Health - Respiratory Care
Schedule: Casual, Day Shift, EIP - Staff
Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan
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