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Registered Respiratory Therapist PRN 8

Marquette, Michigan

Req ID 7467-9046 Post Date Nov. 16, 2023 CategoryTherapists FacilityUP Health System - Marquette
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UP Health System - Marquette

Registered Respiratory Therapist PRN 8, Respiratory Care, .0F


Who We Are:
People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. UPHS – Marquette is a 222 bed hospital and houses the region’s only Level II Trauma Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We also provide outreach with programs like annual health and safety fairs, health screenings for the entire family and more to keep our community healthy!


Where We Are:
In Marquette our fascinating history, rural landscape, abundant recreational opportunities, and welcoming people make the Upper Peninsula someplace special. From a thriving culinary scene to charming shops to historic lighthouses and museums, there is something for everyone in this beautiful lakeside gem. 


Why Choose Us:
Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
Opportunities for education and training through partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare
And much more…


Position Summary:

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

Reports to: Director

FLSA:  Non-exempt  
  
EEO: □ 01 Officials and Managers □ 02 Professionals X 03 Technicians □ 04 Sales Workers □ 05 Administrative Support Workers □ 06 Craft Workers □ 07 Operatives □ 08 Laborers and Helpers □ 09 Service Workers

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Measures lung capacity and analyzes blood samples using a blood gas analyzer.
Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient 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 illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.
Monitors, receives, stocks, and distributes respiratory care supplies and medical gas cylinders. Maintains storage areas with required supply levels and equipment.
Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performs preventative maintenance and calibration of machines.
Functions as an expert in the delivery of invasive, critical procedures in both the hospital setting and in long distance emergent NICU patient transfers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education
Associate’s degree
Graduated from CoARC approved respiratory care school
Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action in situations critical to health and well being of patients.
Required Skills
Certifications:
Basic Life Support Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (within one year)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) (within one year)
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Licenses:
Respiratory Therapist in State of Michigan
Minimum Work Experience
1 year related experience (Preferred)


EEOC Statement:
UP Health System – Marquette is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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