Respiratory Therapy Assistant - Detroit - Rotating Shift - Part-time (36hrs)

Behavioral Health
214024 Requisition #

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Respiratory Therapy Assistant (RTA) is defined as someone who assists the department in multiple areas of Respiratory with equipment delivery, maintenance and service as well as laboratory testing and analysis. The RTA must have good communication skills in order to collaborate with coworkers, and other professionals, including physicians and nurses as needed to assist with quality patient care. Must have excellent customer service and critical thinking skills, ability to trouble shoot complex tasks, attention to detail and work in a fast-paced environment. The RTA must be able to work both independently and as a team member and have the ability to prioritize and be responsive. The RTA needs to self-motivated, maintain high standards and technical excellence according to departmental policies and procedures. The RTA maintains awareness of safety within the clinic, laboratory and in the use of equipment. The RTA follows all Henry Ford Hospital and Respiratory Therapy departmental policies and procedures. 


  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Life experience related to customer service, high volume/fast-paced environment, laboratory and/or logistics preferred.


  • Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities, standards and behaviors as outlined in the HFHS’ Customer Service Policy and summarized below:
    • Communication
    • Ownership
    • Understanding
    • Motivation
    • Sensitivity
    • Excellence
    • Teamwork
    • Respect


       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


       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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