MidMichigan Health
Respiratory Therapist Educator
Medical Center-Midland · Respiratory Care
Midland, MI
Respiratory Therapy
Regular Full Time, Day Shift
Posted 01/13/2021
Req # 22904
Grade: 14


Application Link: https://pm.healthcaresource.com/cs/midmichigan/#/job/3069
 
In collaboration with the director and management of Respiratory Services. Is responsible for clinical guidance, leadership, and competence of the Respiratory staff at all medical centers. Coordinates respiratory student’s activities in the hospital setting. Delivers critical care, routine therapy, and diagnostic testing as directed by a physician. Works independently.

(20%)* Acts as system wide clinical resource person for staff in day to day activities of the department. 
 
(20%)* Develops, maintains and refines patient driven protocols according to best practices. 
 
(20%)* Develop annual education plan for the department. Review and be familiar with current trends, problems, and issues impacting Respiratory Care, both locally and globally. Plan and develop educational experiences and/or competencies to address these issues. 
 
(20%)* Develops, provides and maintains educational programs for the staff, patients, family of the patient and the community we serve. Develop and implement CEU opportunities, departmental competencies and annual competencies.
Develop professional ladder and hospital at home programs.
 
(20%)* Coordinates clinical rotations for respiratory therapy students and provides educational opportunities to all school affiliates. 

 
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs all respiratory care therapeutic modalities sand diagnostic testing. 
 
Identifies problems, determines causes, and collaborates with management to resolve them. 
 
Acts as resource in Managers absence. 
Recording Keeping - conferences, staff certifications and licensures.
 
Provides expert assistance in unusual or critical/emergent situations involving life support decisions and actions. 
 
Provides respiratory care-related educational opportunities as needed to other departments within the system, such as nursing. 
 
Develops and coordinates orientation for all new respiratory care employees, and for current employees who are being cross-trained or are expanding their roles within the department.
Other duties as assigned. 
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy required. Highly preferred bachelor's degree or obtain within 3 years of hire of transfer. 

Current State of Michigan License in Respiratory Care required.
National Board Respiratory Care (CRT, RRT) required.
BLS required.
ACLS required.
NRP required.
PALS required.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

Minimum Five year experience as an RRT.
 
Ability to speak, read, and writes English fluently. 
 
Communicate effectively with personnel at all professional and vocational levels. 
 
Computer literacy, including the use of Microsoft Office Products. 
 
Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously. 
 
Ability to accumulate, evaluate clinical data and provide/recommended proper procedures for patient care. 
 
Ability to adapt to department and hospital needs. 
 
Ability to make competent, professional judgments/decisions. 

 
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. 
 
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.
 
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. 
 
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).
 
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. 
 
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.  Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. 
 
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.
 
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.  May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. 
 
Physical Demand Level: Medium.  Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.