Ascension Health Respiratory Therapist in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Job ID: 262614

Respiratory Therapist

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Regular

Additional Job Information

Title: Respiratory Therapist

City, State: Kalamazoo, MI

Location: Borgess Medical Center

Department: Respiratory Care 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time Night, 36 Hours Weekly

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.

  • Functions as Charge Therapist as needed.

  • Performs emergency procedures, proficient in use of tools used with difficult airways. Responds to all Code blue procedures.

  • Precepts students from clinical affiliates.

  • 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.

  • Certification specializing in Neonatal Resuscitation obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date.

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

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of 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.

Work Experience:

  • Six (6) months to two (2) years of experience preferred.

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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