Respiratory Therapist II – Part Time

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

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Part time

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An Opportunity to Join our Remarkable Care Team!

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.

GENERAL SUMMARY

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

o Provides professional leadership in the delivery of patient care.

o Uses "AIDET" principles when interfacing/treating every patient throughout the organization.

o Provides a consistent experience to patients, families, visitors and internal customers by using "Key Words at Key Times."

o 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.

o Serves as a consultant, resource person, and role model representing respiratory care in the health system committees or work groups as needed.

o Maintains the confidentiality of information according to HIPPA guidelines.

o Facilitates good rapport and cooperative relationships approaching conflict in a constructive manner.

o Performs all duties and responsibilities of a Respiratory Therapist per AARC guidelines obtains and maintains competencies per RT II orientation.

o Ensure treatments are provided in accordance with physician orders and approved medical protocols.

o Demonstrates knowledge of procedure(s) for oxygen and medical air shutdown.

o Maintains knowledge of and reviews pertinent hospital and all departmental policies and procedures.

o Provides high quality patient care considering age specific, developmental and cultural needs through competent practice and application of the respiratory care practice process.

o Participates in new educational programs and equipment/ procedure implementations.

o Additional duties as assigned by the hiring manager/supervisor.

Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities

o Completes Health Stream yearly on a timely basis per SJMHS standards

o Responsible for own education for professional growth and maintains log of activities.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSURE

Education:

o Graduate of a two year advanced practitioner -Accredited Respiratory Therapist program: Registry eligible.

o Maintain current RRT credential

o Maintain valid State of Michigan License in Respiratory Care

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABLILITES

o 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.

o Utilizes analytical skills necessary to identify patient’s needs.

o Possesses and exhibits the ability concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 100% of work time.

o 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

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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