Beaumont Health System Respiratory Therapist Reg in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Respiratory Therapist Reg Req #: 30105839 Category: Clinical/Allied Health Facility: Beaumont Hospital FH Department: Respiratory Care Therapy Schedule: Full time Shift: MidnightsHours: 6:00pm - 6:30am Job Details:GENERAL SUMMARY:The Certified Respiratory Therapist works under the medical policies and protocols as approved by the Department Medical Director. The Certified Respiratory Therapist provides basic and advanced level respiratory care services to neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients in an inpatient and outpatient setting. The therapist assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the effectiveness of therapies.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Performs preventative, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services under the written, verbal, or telecommunicated order of a physician, as approved by the Medical Staff, to individuals with disorders, diseases, or abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, as diagnosed by a physician.Assesses, reviews, evaluates pertinent clinical information, and monitors and evaluates a patient's objective and subjective responses to respiratory care, including patient interviews; patient physical assessment by inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation; assessing patient's learning needs; reviewing chest radiographs; reviewing diagnostic data including pulmonary function results, blood gas results, imaging studies, hemodynamic monitoring; and interpreting results of bedside and laboratory diagnostic studies.Documents in the patient medical record.Accepts and records verbal or telephone orders for respiratory care inhaled medications.Develops respiratory care treatment plan, identifies measurable goals appropriate to identified clinical needs, and periodically reassesses the patient's clinical needs.*Recommends modification in the respiratory care plan based on patient's response, and independently modifies or terminates therapy based on the patient's adverse response to therapy.Performs patient and family education and training on disease processes; respiratory care treatment plan; equipment and supplies; therapies; and asthma education.Performs non-invasive bedside diagnostic procedures, including instrument calibration; pulse oximetry for titration of oxygen therapy; exercise and overnight pulse oximetry; bedside spirometry; and lung mechanics monitoring.Obtains blood gas sample by puncture.Performs point of care blood gas and co-oximetry laboratory studies.Performs pulmonary function laboratory studies, including simple spirometry; lung volumes; diffusing capacity; preost bronchodilator spirometry; broncoprovocation studies with administration of methacholine, histamine, cold air, and other bronchoprovocative agents; lung mechanics; plethysmographic studies; and pulmonary stress testing.*Implements therapeutic modalities based on the respiratory care treatment plan, including initial assessment, patient instruction, and therapy for: aerosol bronchodilator delivery devices, including jet nebulizer, metered dose inhaler, and dry powder inhaler; low-flow and high-flow oxygen therapy; oxygen and bland aerosol therapy to artificial airways; aerosol mist tents; incentive spirometry lung inflation devices; continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure devices, with mask and appliance fitting; postural drainage, percussion, and vibration; mechanical percussors and vibrators; positive expiratory pressure (PEP) and vibratory PEP devices; inspiratory muscle training (IMT) devices; intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) therapy; patient training on pursed-lip breathing, diaphragm breathing, and huff coughing; and the set-up, application, use, monitoring, and adjustment of suction devices, including suction catheters, specimen collectors, oropharyngeal suction, nasotracheal suction, and end