Beaumont Health System Respiratory Therapist Reg in Dearborn, Michigan
GENERAL SUMMARY:Assists patients of all ages with acute and chronic illness in returning to a productive life style through the education and the application of various therapeutic modalities. May perform diagnostic testing and monitoring through the application / use of spirometry both at bedside and in conjunction with physician orders for pulmonary function studies.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:ulliDevelop patient care plans per established protocols. Perform and provide chart review, audits and documentation of services provided. Provide patient and family education. /liliResponsible for maintaining patient's airway outside of the OR including: ventilator management, Arterial Blood Gas sampling/analysis, CPR Rapid Response teams, administering monitoring the use of oxygen, aerosolized meds, bedside spirometry and other therapeutic modalities. /liliEquipment processing, including high level disinfecting. /liliParticipates in Physician or collaborative patient rounds. /liliParticipates in Process Improvement initiatives (Kaizens). /liliPerforms PFT's and related tests per physician order. Provides educational opportunity for students, nursing, etc. during routine testing. /liliPerforms patient assessment to determine appropriateness of orders. Interacts with physician for follow up / interpretation of test results. /liliOrientation/training of new employees and students performing clincial rotations. /liliEvaluation of equipment./li/ulemThis document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described./emSTANDARD QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.Education / Training: Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy.Work Experience: None required.Certification, Licensure, Registration: Current State of Michigan Respiratory Therapist license. NBRC-RRT credential required. Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification. NRP certification preferred to work in the NICU.Beaumont Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.