Registered Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Care 1.0AV (7467-2234) in Marquette, MI at UP Health System- Marquette

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

UP Health System - Marquette

UP Health System puts the patient experience at the heart of everything we do.  This includes not only providing the highest quality of patient care, but offering exemplary customer service by creating an environment that puts our patients at ease.  We accomplish this by embodying a culture that is centered on our patients while supporting positivity and the growth of our employees both professionally and personally.

As a Respiratory Therapist working on the UPHSM team, you will provide professional and compassionate respiratory care to your assigned patients.  This essential role will be responsible for both routine and critical respiratory care functions for patients of all ages.  There will be opportunities for you to grow as a leader as you teach patients and staff about procedures, resources, and therapies.  Candidates who are passionate and caring will find fulfilment in this important position.

You will be joining a cohesive team of individuals with many different skillsets which can provide you the opportunity to learn and grow.  Respiratory therapy includes many different areas of study and specialization, you will be asked to acquire and preserve at least three of these specialty areas including: Sleep Lab; Pulmonary Lab; Hyperbarics; Vent Clinics; Inter-hospital Patient Transports; Infant Sleep Screens/Reflux Testing; Metabolic Studies; SNF Respiratory Services; Equipment Processing, and more.

Job Requirements

Required Skills
  • Our patients and the care they receive is our highest priority.  An ideal candidate will take pride in putting their best foot forward every day to make sure that the UPHSM team has the patient on the forefront of everything we do.
  • Each patient is different, so the ability to communicate with different personalities and individuals with varying cultural identities will be essential.
  • Given the unpredictable nature of healthcare, there may be rare instances when you will be asked to contribute more or less time than you are traditionally scheduled for.
  • We believe in the power of a positive attitude, applicants who are excited to do their best for patients and are willing to learn and grow as part of a team will thrive with us!
Minimum Education
  • Graduation from an AMA approved course in respiratory care
  • Associates Degree or equivalent
Preferred Experience
  • One year of experience including adult critical care

Required Certifications/Registration

  • Current Michigan Respiratory Therapist Licensure
  • Basic Life Support – Health Care Provider Certification
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) –OR-
  • RRT Eligible and
    • Takes NBRC’s RRT exam within 6 months of hire date AND
    • Obtains RRT credential before completion of first year of employment –OR-
  • CRT Eligible and
    • Takes NBRC’s CRT exam within 6 months of hire date AND
    • Obtains CRT credential before end of first year of employment AND
    • Takes NBRC RRT exam within 18 months of hire date AND
    • Obtains RRT credential before end of school year of employment
Working With Us
  • UPHSM is the largest specialty care hospital in the Upper Peninsula and is located in beautiful Marquette, MI just minutes from Lake Superior.
  • We believe that attitude is everything, we do our best to make sure that our employees are excited to walk through our doors.
  • We are proud to be located in a part of the country where employees can enjoy the solitude of nature or the engagement and culture of a vibrant community.
Our Campus
  • Employees enjoy a variety of benefits and perks including an extremely competitive and comprehensive insurance package as well as paid time off accrual beginning on the first day of employment.
  • UPHSM knows how important staying healthy is, so we are pleased to offer on and off-site gym discounts as well as incentives for leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • Our on-campus cafeteria, the 'North Country Cafe,' offers delicious daily specials in addition to vegetarian and gluten free options.  Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran