Respiratory Therapist Reg Contingent,Pulmonary Rehab, Detroit

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Clinical/Allied Health
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1911338 Requisition #
GENERAL SUMMARY: 
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

LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 
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.
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    Overview

       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       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.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

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

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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