Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Registered Respiratory Therapist who is responsible for performing various therapeutic procedures including advanced practice procedures such as, but not restricted to operating balloon pumps, working in NICU, performing Pulmonary Function testing, “PFT”, etc. Participates in orientation of staff and student training programs for SJMHS which is a teaching institution representing the Respiratory Care department.
Essential duties and Responsibilities
Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and guiding behaviors of SJMHS
Provides professional leadership in the delivery of patient care.
Uses "AIDET" principles when interfacing/treating every patient throughout the organization. (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank You).
Where appropriate, with each patient interaction, uses the concept of "Managing Up" – a form of communication that positions information, a person, or team in a positive manner.
Provides a consistent experience to patients, families, visitors and internal customers by using "Key Words at Key Times." Specifically, uses key words to help patients to understand what is happening with their care, help internal customers understand their service better, and build relationships.
Serves as a consultant, resource person, and role model representing respiratory care in the health system committees or work groups as needed.
Maintains the confidentiality of information according to HIPPA guidelines.
Facilitates good rapport and cooperative relationships approaching conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
Maintains safe respiratory therapy practices; alerts management of any safety issues or concerns.
Performs all duties and responsibilities of a Respiratory Therapist per AARC guidelines obtains and maintains competencies per RT II orientation. Some examples below:
Cardiopulmonary arrest situations Other emergency situations Participates in patient rounds Ensure treatments are provided in accordance with physician orders and approved medical protocols. Ensures that equipment is in safe operating condition and contacts repair personnel or Charge therapists as appropriate Based on clinical assessment of patient situations, suggests changes in therapies, etc., to medical staff to benefit cardiopulmonary patient care. Demonstrates knowledge of procedure(s) for oxygen and medical air shutdown. Maintains knowledge of and reviews pertinent hospital and all departmental policies and procedures. Prioritizes and addresses conflicting requests for respiratory care services.
Provides high quality patient care considering age specific, developmental and cultural needs through competent practice and application of the respiratory care practice process.
Demonstrates annual unit/area competencies
Participates in new educational programs and equipment/ procedure implementations.
Facilitates instruction of staff or students during clinical training, providing feedback when applicable.
Other duties as assigned.
Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities
Completes Health Stream yearly on a timely basis per SJMHS standards
Responsible for own education for professional growth and maintains log of activities.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSURE
Graduate of a two year advanced practitioner -Accredited Respiratory Therapist program: Registry eligible.
Maintain current RRT credential
Maintain valid State of Michigan License in Respiratory Care
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABLILITES
Consistently exhibits interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients, physicians and other health personnel and department management during all situations and inline with our mission and values.
Utilizes analytical skills necessary to identify patient’s needs.
Possesses and exhibits the ability concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 100% of wk time.
Ability to walk and stand for approximately 60% of work time and to lift, pull, push and carry portable equipment weighing up to 20 pounds
General supervision is received from Charge Therapists and reports up to the Manager and Director of the Respiratory Care Department.
FLEX STAFF ONLY:
Adherence to the following schedule requirements:
Submits availability for a minimum of two 12-hour shifts per schedule period where at least one of the shifts occurs on a weekend (i.e., Saturday or Sunday).
Allowable, eight-hour shifts only in the following situations
After the minimum requirement of two 12-hour shifts during the schedule period has been met
If called last minute to accommodate an unplanned staffing need (i.e., sick calls, increased patient volume, etc).
If the flex therapist agrees to work three 8-hour afternoon or midnight shifts per schedule.
Submit to work one holiday 12-hour shift per year, which may be rotated each year.
If circumstances arise whereby you arrive to work at SJMHS and it is determined that staffing is such that services are not required, you will receive two (2) hours of pay and sent home.
In reference to shift availability submission, shifts will be assigned on an as-needed basis. Specifically, shifts requested may or may not be granted, and assignment of requested shifts depends solely upon the department needs.
If timely schedule availability is not submitted for two consecutive schedule periods, my employment may be terminated at the discretion of the manager.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be a complete list of all duties performed.
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