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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Opportunity

Job ID:43949 Positions Location: Lansing, MI Job Description General Purpose of Job: A respiratory

Positions Location: Lansing, MI

Job Description

General Purpose of Job:
A respiratory therapist provides professional respiratory therapy services for a variety of routine and advanced forms of respiratory therapy for the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with respiratory dysfunction.
Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Develops plan of care based on assessment data and standards ofcare for patient.
  • Develops and implements individualized patient/family teachingplans.
  • Participates in discharge planning.
  • Administers therapies as ordered by physician according totraining and experience.
  • Sets up, maintains and monitors mechanical ventilation systemaccording to patient needs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of unit specific equipment andappropriate supplies used to deliver the highest quality patient care.
  • Performs routine respiratory therapy equipment maintenance,cleaning/sterilization and ensures environmental safety.
  • Documents and communicates all patients concerns during shift. May accept and documentphysician telephone orders for respiratory therapy procedures.
  • Manages a safe environment.
  • Draws arterial blood gases according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Interprets arterial blood gases and oximetry results.
  • Runs EKGs.
  • Transports patients who have respiratory needs.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement activities within department, health system and/orcommunity.
  • Compliance with Infection Control Standards, includingStandard/Universal Precautions, Hand Hygiene and Personal ProtectiveEquipment (PPE).
  • Demonstrates knowledge and respects patient, service provider, organizational confidentiality andHIPAA Security procedures and protocols as defined under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Procedures.
  • Follows establishedHIPAA privacy procedures when using and/or disclosing protected health information.
  • Maintains and protects patients rights under the HIPAA Privacy Standards.
  • Completes occurrencereports as necessary.
  • Attendance at weeklyInterdisciplinary Team Meeting.
  • Takes telephone orders from physicians per policy using "Read back" requirement.
  • Participates in theaccreditation process.
  • Carries pager duringworking hours.
  • Covers respiratory needs of St. Lawrence Campus as needed.

    Job Requirements

    General Requirements
    National Board Registered. Active State of Michigan Respiratory Therapist License BCLS credentialed.

    Work Experience

    Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program

    Specialized Knowledge and Skills
    Possesses the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Possesses thorough working knowledge of anatomy, general medical conditions and therapist interventions.

    University of Michigan Health - Sparrow is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

    Job Family
    Clinical Professional/Technical/Allied Health


    Degree Type / Education Level


    Sparrow Specialty Hospital

    Experience Level
    Under 4 Years

Keywords: Sparrow Health System, Lansing , SSH-RESPIRATORY THERAPIST - RRT, Healthcare , Lansing, Michigan

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