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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Ionia
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Opportunity

Job ID:30136 Positions Location: Ionia, MI Job Description General Purpose of Job: Under the

Positions Location: Ionia, MI

Job Description

General Purpose of Job:
Under the supervision of the Cardio-Respiratory Manager, the Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing respiratory care and EKG services in accordance with specific physician's orders and department policies and procedures. Therapist is also responsible for Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) and facilitation of testing such as Sleep Studies.
Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in all department procedures.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in all department equipment, including its function, indications for use, physiologic effects upon the patient, and proper maintenance procedures.
  • Maintain knowledge in the various methods of oxygen delivery and the equipment needed for each. Be alert for the possible side effects to oxygen delivery.
  • Administer Respiratory Therapy treatments, understanding the purpose and possible side effects.
  • Set up and monitor mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.
  • Perform arterial puncture, with a thorough knowledge of possible complications (requires annual certification by department medical director).
  • Be competent in department cleaning procedures.
  • Maintain current Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) certification. Performs EBT's as required.
  • Follows department safety guidelines. Knows location and use of emergency devices.

    Job Requirements

    General Requirements
    * Current State of Michigan Respiratory Therapist License * NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist * Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification by American Heart Association or American Red Cross * Certified Breath Alcohol Technician within the first 6 months of employment.

    Work Experience
    * None

    * Graduate of an approved Respiratory Therapist Training (2 year program)

    Specialized Knowledge and Skills
    * Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, other department and hospital staff.

    Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

    Job Family
    Clinical Professional/Technical/Allied Health


    Degree Type / Education Level

    Per Diem

    Sparrow Ionia Hospital

    Experience Level
    New Grad

Keywords: Sparrow Health System, Grand Rapids , SIH-RESP THERAPIST-REG-PD (FLAT RATE), Healthcare , Ionia, Michigan

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