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Reg Respiratory Therapist-Cadillac

Cadillac, MI


Posted on October 14, 2018

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About Reg Respiratory Therapist-Cadillac

POSITION TITLE: Registered Respiratory Therapist_
Respiratory Care


Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required. Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) who is registry-eligible allowed entry into job classification – RRT must be obtained within 1 year to remain in RRT classification.

Currently licensed as a Respiratory Therapist in the State of Michigan.

Clinical exposure to all aspects of pediatric and adult respiratory care required.


Accountable to the Respiratory Care Manager through the direct supervision of the Respiratory Care Clinical Coordinators.

Provides direction to and supervision of Respiratory Technicians, Interns, Aides and Students.

Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the Patient Care Team.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED: All Ages Birth and above


  1. Assessment

    • Collects health data in a systematic and ongoing manner involving the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.

    • Determines the priority of data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition or needs.

    • Documents relevant data.

  2. Planning

    • Individualizes a plan of care utilizing approved Respiratory Care protocols as prescribed and indicated.
  3. Implementation

    • Implements the plan of care delivering therapy in a safe, timely and appropriate manner and documents interventions and response to therapy.

    • Coordinates and collaborates in care delivery.

    • Employs health teaching and health promotion strategies.

  4. Evaluation

    • Re-evaluates patient as needed and daily, re-adjusting therapy as indicated per protocol.

    • Documents patient responses to interventions.

Adult and Pediatric Care:

  • Performs all routine respiratory care including oxygen and continuous aerosol therapy, aerosol treatments, MDI/DPI administration, chest physiotherapy/postural drainage, incentive spirometry, intermittent positive pressure breathing, PEP therapy, continuous positive airway pressure, tracheostomy care and continuous medicated aerosol therapy, as per department policy and procedure.

  • Performs monitoring procedures including oximetry, capnometry, blood gas draws, weaning parameters, and peak flow measurements as per departmental policy and procedure.

  • Performs emergency airway management and functions as a member of the Code Blue and Pediatric Code White Teams. Selected therapists, following inservice and demonstrated proficiency, may provide endotracheal intubation.

  • Selected therapists, following orientation and demonstrated competency, performs ventilatory care and management in the intensive care areas. Performs non-invasive ventilatory care and management in various areas of the hospital.

  • Performs respiratory care assessments for all patients cared for. Utilizing approved respiratory care protocols, established respiratory care plans.

  • Maintains current BCLS training. Participates in all mandatory education and proficiency testing for procedures performed in patient areas assigned.

  • Performs continuous quality improvement measurements as directed by the department manager.

  • Performs daily charges.

  • Maintains infection control practices in performance of work duties. Assists with routine equipment processing and supply stocking.

  • Accesses information via PowerChart. Routinely prints reports and verifies accuracy of active Respiratory Care orders, following up to correct incomplete or inaccurate orders. Assures discontinued orders are completed to remove them from the active orders listing.

  • Utilizes Outlook to facilitate departmental communications.

Pulmonary Rehab: Selected therapists, following orientation and demonstrated competency:

  • Assists in the orientation of new participants. Assists in the development of the plan of care with other staff members.

  • Supervises exercise sessions, monitoring participants for inappropriate responses to exercise. Responsible for blood pressure checks on all participants pre and post exercise and watching for normal oximetry responses pre, post, and during exercise. Assess participants pre, during, and post exercise making appropriate referrals and/or recommendations to the participant, other staff, and the medical director.

  • Immediately reports any significant participant conditions (i.e. unusual oxygen saturations, dysrhythmias, abnormal blood pressure responses, change in participant’s status, etc.. to the supervising physician. Initiated CPR measures and/or emergency care according to hospital policy.

  • Documents initial assessment and daily participant information and progress.

  • Instructs in breathing exercises (i.e. diaphragmatic and pursed lip breathing) to facilitate the exercise program.

  • Leads participant education sessions in areas of respiratory expertise.

  • Documents respiratory components of the pulmonary rehabilitation protocol.

  • Recommends appropriate intervention and need for further treatment or referral in participant’s respiratory care.

  • Helps arrange for home pulmonary equipment and services, as directed by the patient.

  • Performs home oxygen qualification and conserving device evaluation as per physician order.

  • Attends pulmonary rehabilitation team conferences to report participant progress and advise team of future plan.

  • Attends all scheduled departmental and rehabilitation staff meetings.

  • Keeps current in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation through journals, inservices, and conferences. May be required to attend MSRC pulmonary rehabilitation section meetings.

  • May be required to adjust current work schedule in order to accommodate pulmonary rehabilitation schedule. Some evening and/or weekend work may be necessary.

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