Respiratory Therapist Full Time Night Shift
Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Employment Type:Full timeShift:12 Hour Night ShiftDescription:An
Opportunity to Join our Remarkable Care Team!Saint Joseph Mercy
Health System and Mercy Health have recently came together to
create one unified Regional Health Ministry serving our Michigan
communities together.Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy
Health are a part of Trinity Health a national Catholic health
system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a
transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve.
As a mission-driven innovative health organization, we will become
the national leader in improving the health of our communities and
each person we serve. We will be the most trusted health partner
for life. Our Core Values, Reverence, Commitment to the Poor,
Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity guide our behaviors to help us
achieve our Vision.GENERAL SUMMARYRegistered 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
- 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
- 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/
- Facilitates instruction of staff or students during clinical
training, providing feedback when applicable.
- Other duties as assigned.Supplemental Duties and
ResponsibilitiesCompletes Health Stream yearly on a timely basis
per SJMHS standardsResponsible for own education for professional
growth and maintains log of activities.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND
LICENSUREGraduate of a two year advanced practitioner -Accredited
Respiratory Therapist program: Registry eligible.Maintain current
RRT credentialMaintain valid State of Michigan License in
Respiratory CareREQUIRED SKILLS AND ABLILITESConsistently exhibits
interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with
patients, physicians and other health personnel and department
management during all situations and in line 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 work 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 poundsWhy this
position -- What can it do for you!
- Located in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Michigan with easy access
to US-23, M-14, and I-94.
- Full benefits package
- Paid Time Off
- Retirement Savings Plan with employer contribution option
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Life Insurance
- Short/Long Term Disability
- Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout Trinity
Health in 22 different states!
- Free close proximity parking!For more information regarding
career opportunities with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System please
visit .Successful candidate will be subject to mandatory
vaccinations/immunizations unless they qualify for an available
exemption.This document is intended to describe the generalized
duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the
essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an
exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities,
or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made
under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan
Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program.Our Commitment
to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000
colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25
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.Our 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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