Mercy Health Position Summary:
Respiratory Therapist, RRT perform patient assessments and procedures related to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Demonstrates clinical skill and cognitive ability in the implementation of therapist driven protocols, the set up and maintenance of respiratory related equipment, the administration of medications, and performs invasive procedures. Participates in patient, family, and multi-disciplinary education. Works with patients of all ages and is competent to operate age appropriate equipment in both the acute and sub-acute areas of Mercy Health Saint Mary's. Emphasis is on the maintenance of life support equipment along with related treatments and procedures designed to support or improve a patient's cardio-respiratory status.
What Respiratory Therapist, RRT will do:
- Participates in patient, family, and multi-disciplinary education.
Perform therapist driven protocols, patient assessments, administration of medications, and evaluates patient response to therapies. Documents s performance and results of therapies. Performs all actions (therapeutic and diagnostic) according to policy and procedure.
Assists with data collection and projects for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and the Respiratory Care Department process improvement plan.
What Respiratory Therapist, RRT will need:
Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program offering Associate’s degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Sleep Technician experience is preferred but not required/will train for Sleep experience
Respiratory Care Practitioner licensure by the State of Michigan. Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Ideally 1-3 years experience in similar settings
At least six(6) months of clinical experience as a Respiratory Therapist or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience preferred
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