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Respiratory Therapist Reg PRN

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Taylor
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under minimal direction, the Registered Respiratory Therapist: implements and evaluates diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory services to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiopulmonary and related disorders; participates in the education of patients, students, staff and physicians; provides technical support for all equipment related to the practice of Respiratory Care; assists with general department functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provides general respiratory therapeutic services including oxygen therapy, medical gas therapy, bronchodilator therapy, airway maintenance therapy and non-invasive ventilation (NIV).
  • Provides diagnostic respiratory services and non-invasive monitoring including pulse oximetry, arterial blood gas procurement, capnography, pulmonary function testing, apnea screening, bronchoscopy assistance and EKG procurement.
  • Ventilator management, non-invasive ventilation, arterial blood gas sampling/analysis, administration and monitoring of oxygen use, aerosolized medications, and therapeutic modalities.
  • Performs critical care procedures including airway management, resuscitation, mechanical ventilation and patient transport. Member of CPR/Code Blue and Rapid Response teams.
  • Assessment of patients and recommendation of patient care plans per established protocols. Perform and provide chart review, documentation, patient and family education regarding disease process and treatment plan.
  • Preceptor for students and staff.
  • Cleans, assembles and maintains equipment per infection control guidelines.
  • Troubleshoots problems to ensure proper functioning of respiratory equipment.
  • Assist with general department functions.
  • May be cross trained in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), pediatric units as appropriate.

This 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.

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS:

  • Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process.
  • Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others.
  • Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health's customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code.
  • Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information.
  • Supports and participates in a collaborative team-oriented environment - cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.
  • Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules - including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.
  • Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization.
  • Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS

To 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:
  • Eligible for position after attainment of RRT NBRC status.
  • Certification, Licensure, Registration:
  • Current State of Michigan Respiratory Therapist license. NBRC-RRT credential required
  • Current BLS certification
  • Other Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills. Computer competency for on-line documentation data entry, electronic chart review, and audit. Ability to demonstrate compassion and empathize with patients and families during end of life experiences. Ability to provide instruction to new hires and students at the bedside, maintaining patient confidentiality and professionalism at all times. Performance of pulmonary function studies would require a separate orientation, proof of past experience and ability to comply with PFT job duties as defined

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Taylor , Respiratory Therapist Reg PRN, Other , Taylor, Michigan

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