Ascension Health Respiratory Therapist in Dowagiac, Michigan

Job ID: 262601

Respiratory Therapist

Dowagiac, Michigan

Regular/Rotating

Additional Job Information

Title: Respiratory Therapist

City, State: Dowagiac, MI

Location: Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital

Department: Respiratory Therapy 001

Additional Job Details: PRN Rotating

About Us

Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region’s largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999.

Job Description

Summary:

The Respiratory Therapist provides evaluation of and care for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.

  • Implements and monitors patient care plan. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.

  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes.

  • Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.

  • Performs non-invasive bedside diagnostic procedures, including EKG's; pulse oximetry for titration of oxygen therapy, and peak flows.

  • Applies, operates, manages, extubates, and terminates mechanical ventilator support.

  • Performs emergency procedures, including CPR and assists in oral and nasal endotracheal intubation.

  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

  • Finger Printing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist credentialed from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date.

Education:

  • Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care required at start date. Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy training program required at start date.

How To Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

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