Respiratory Therapist Reg
Company: McLaren Northern Michigan
Posted on: May 2, 2021
Provides respiratory care services to patients who require
emergency care, intensive care, therapeutic treatment, invasive and
non-invasive monitoring, diagnostic testing and patient education
for pulmonary and cardiopulmonary disorders. Monitors and maintains
equipment and participates in quality assurance and improvement
activities. Primary Responsibilities: Interviews, examines and
assesses patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders.
Consults with physicians to develop patient treatment plans.
Creates therapy programs for patients based on the instructions of
physicians and assessment findings. Performs diagnostic tests such
as measuring lung capacity, takes blood samples and uses a blood
gas analyzer to test oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. Treats
patients using a variety of methods, including chest physiotherapy,
aerosol medications and non-invasive methods such as CPAP and BIPAP
therapies. May connect, monitor, and treat patients who cannot
breathe on their own to ventilators. Monitors and records the
progress of treatment. Qualifications : Qualifications: Required:
Associate degree in a Respiratory Therapist Educational Program
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
Education Programs (CAAHEP). Current state licensure as a
respiratory therapist. Successful completion of the National Board
of Respiratory Care (NBRC) registration examination requirements.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials. BLS
certification. Preferred: Bachelors degree.
Keywords: McLaren Northern Michigan, Pontiac , Respiratory Therapist Reg, Healthcare , Pontiac, Michigan
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