Respiratory Therapist Reg Contingent,Pulmonary Rehab, Detroit

Clinical/Allied Health
1911338 Requisition #
Under general supervision of the Respiratory Therapy Supervisor, delivers life-support, resuscitation, monitoring and various medical gases therapy primarily to critical care patients in the Intensive Care Units. Performs invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures to Intensive Care and General Practice Units patients. Maintains clinical expertise for Departmental assignments at various business units throughout HFHS, as assigned. Communicates effectively with patients, co-workers, physicians and other system employees as needed, regarding patient care needs. Adequately documents all aspects of patient care. Supervises, directs and delegates to respiratory orients, externs and students, as assigned. Completes necessary and accurate patient billing information.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs patient assessment, care-planning and collaboration with other health care providers. Patient care provides 100% of work hours. 
Delegates aspects of patient care appropriately to support staff (respiratory orients, externs and students, as assigned), providing necessary communication and guidance to those support providers. 
Functions as a team member in care of patients and in mentoring with other staff. 
Communicates with co-workers, and other professionals, including physicians and nurses as needed to ensure optimal patient care. Attends and actively contributes to daily bedside rounds.  
Maintains high standards of clinical excellence, according to Departmental policies. 
Demonstrates proficiency in various Departmental subspecialties, clinical areas, and special procedure teams, as assigned. Works in various IPD and OPD locations, ICUs and System campuses, as assigned. 
Maintains clinical productivity standards. Maintains technical clinical expertise through professional associations and educational activities. 
Stays current in Respiratory Therapy developments by attending conferences, participating in in-services, staff meetings, and peer review/chart review as appropriate. 
 Performs specific duties as determined by site assignments, which may include equipment cleaning, maintenance, repair and testing. Participates in clinical research, program development, and quality improvement projects. 
Documents patient care timely and in accordance with department standards. 
Maintains awareness of patient safety issues within the clinic and in the use of equipment. 
Maintains patient confidentiality according to HFHS HIPAA policies.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapist program 
Bachelors in Respiratory Therapy preferred, Associate of Science Degree, minimum 
Recent graduate of a Respiratory Therapist school, or 
Two years of recent Respiratory Therapist experience in a Tertiary Hospital

Registration with the National Board of Respiratory Care 
Current License - Respiratory Therapist in the State of Michigan 
Newly graduated therapists will be allowed 90 days from the date of graduation to complete their registration with the National Board of Respiratory Care and to obtain a State of Michigan Respiratory Therapist License. If not obtained, will be terminated.


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

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