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Registered Respiratory Therapist RT PRN in Ishpeming, MI at UP Health System- Bell

Date Posted: 1/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

UP Health System - Bell

Examines patients with breathing-related conditions andconducts diagnostic testing.  Consultswith physicians to develop and implement a treatment plan for the patient.  Performs physiotherapy and other treatmentsand teaches patients to use medications.

Reports to:  Directorof Cardiopulmonary


EssentialFunctions

Measures lung capacity and analyzes blood samples using ablood gas analyzer.

Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per planof care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.

Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based onpatient outcomes, current research, and best practices.

Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance.Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment.

Educates the patient and family about the patient's illnessand provides information about community support groups and other resources.

Monitors, receives, stocks, and distributes respiratory caresupplies and medical gas cylinders.

Maintains storage areas with required supply levels andequipment.

Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performspreventative maintenance and calibration of machines.

Follows established policies and procedures, objectives,safety standards, and sensitivity to confidential information.

Willing and able to demonstrate appropriate corecompetencies annually or as requested.

Performs all therapeutic and diagnostic modalities providedby the Department according to the established policies and procedures.

Performs patient assessment, evaluating the appropriatenessof the therapy ordered and making suggestions as to how the patient might bebest served.

Develops and implements plans of care for patients receivingrespiratory therapy services and participates in patient care conferencesregarding such plans of care with other health care providers.

Develops and implements patient education programs relatedto respiratory care and treatment of respiratory diseases and acts as aresource for other staff members with regard to performance of procedureswithin their realm of expertise.

Participates in departmental quality monitoring andimprovement activities and assists other staff members to assure that qualitypatient care is provided.

Performs all procedures thoroughly and accurately.

Maintains work areas in a well-organized and neat manner.

Demonstrates awareness of self-responsibility andaccountability for personal and professional growth.

Demonstrates self-directed learning, participates incontinuing education by attendance at scheduled meetings and in-services, andcompletes all annual learning requirements.

Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPPAregulations.

Support the culture of service excellence throughout theorganization.

Actively seek ways to demonstrate a commitment to continuousimprovement and participate in professional development opportunities.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Completes annual educational requirements.

Understands and adheres to Bell's compliance standards asthey appear in Bell's Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflictof Interest Policy.

Non-Essential Functions

OtherSkills:
Computer and/or keyboarding skillsrequired.
Excellent human relations and oral/written communication.
Excellent organization abilities.
Demonstrated teamwork skills.
Ability to deal with change.
Demonstrates a positive attitude towards initiating continuous improvement.
Ability to respond appropriately even in a challenging situation.
Ability to work without direct supervision.



TheRegistered Respiratory Therapist may, with additional training andcertification:
Perform all diagnostic modalitiesoffered in the pulmonary function lab and coordinate the specific functions ofthe Lab assisting with the development of written guidelines.

Assist the Department Supervisor in the development,implementation and operation of new programs involving cardiopulmonarydiagnostic testing.

Participate in the pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Job Requirements

Education, Training and Experience Required:

Minimum:Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care


Licensure/Certification:

Required:  CurrentBasic Life Support (BLS) completion.

Required: Registered Respiratory therapist (RRT) license

PrimarySource Verification: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

 

*CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPONPRIMARY SOURCE VERIFICATION OF ALL REQUIRED CREDENTIALS. 

FunctionalDemands

PopulationsServed
□ Does not treat or care forpatients.
X Neonate (<30 days)
X Infant (<1 year)
X Early Childhood (1 year and <5 years)
X Late Childhood (5 years and <13 years)
X Adolescent (13 and <17 years)
X Young Adult (17 to <30 years)
X Middle Adult (30 years to <60 years)
X Older Adult (>60 years)

ProtectedHealth Information
Type of Protected InformationAccessed:
X Demographic
X Clinical
X Insurance
□ Financial
X Complete Medical Record

BloodbornePathogens Exposure
While performing this job,occupational exposure is present for all employees

PhysicalRequirements - Physical Dexterity and Effort: Rarely <1%, Occasionally1-33%, Frequently 34-66%, Constantly 67-100%
Bending/Stooping □ rarely, □occasionally, □ frequently, X constantly
Climbing X rarely, □ occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Keyboard Data Entry □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly
Kneeling □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly
Lifting/Moving Patients □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly
Reaching □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly
Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □constantly
Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □constantly
Running X rarely, □ occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Sitting □ rarely, X occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Squatting □ rarely, X occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Standing □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly
Walking □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly
Pushing / Pulling: 0-25 lbs. □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □constantly
Pushing / Pulling: 26-75 lbs. □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □constantly
Pushing/Pulling: over 75 lbs. □ rarely, X occasionally, □ frequently, □constantly
Lifting/Carrying (non-patient) : 0-25 lbs. □ rarely, □ occasionally, Xfrequently, □ constantly
Lifting/Carrying (non-patient) : 26-75 lbs. X rarely, □ occasionally, □frequently, □ constantly
Lifting/Carrying (non-patient) : over 75 lbs. X rarely, □ occasionally, □frequently, □ constantly

VisualAcuity, Hearing and Speaking: Rarely <1%, Occasionally 1-33%, Frequently34-66%, Constantly 67-100%
Audible Speech □ rarely, □occasionally, □ frequently, X constantly
Hearing Acuity □ rarely, □ occasionally, □ frequently, X constantly
Smelling Acuity X rarely, □ occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Taste Discrimination X rarely, □ occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Vision: Depth Perception □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly
Vision: Distinguish Color □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly
Vision: Seeing Far □ rarely, X occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Vision: Seeing Near □ rarely, □ occasionally, □ frequently, X constantly

Biological:Rarely <1%, Occasionally 1-33%, Frequently 34-66%, Constantly 67-100%
Biohazardous waste/ hazards □rarely, X occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Blood and/or bodily fluids □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly
Communicable diseases/pathogens □ rarely, X occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly

Chemical:Rarely <1%, Occasionally 1-33%, Frequently 34-66%, Constantly 67-100%
Asbestos or lead X rarely, □occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Cytotoxic Chemicals X rarely, □ occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Dust X rarely, □ occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Hazardous Chemicals □ rarely, X occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Gases/Vapors/Fumes □ rarely, X occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Hazardous Medication □ rarely, X occasionally, □ frequently, □ constantly
Latex □ rarely, □ occasionally, X frequently, □ constantly

WorkingConditions:
Occasionally requires work nearmoving mechanical parts.
Involves frequent exposure to blood borne, fumes, and airborne pathogens.
May periodically come in contact with hazardous waste.
May occasionally be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
May occasionally be at risk of electrical shock, exposure to radiation, orvibration.
Works in moderate noise conditions.


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