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Company: Covenant HealthCare
Location: Saginaw, MI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Covenant HealthCare





The Registered Respiratory Therapist demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant and the commitment to Keeping our Promise of Caring. This individual is responsible for all aspects of Respiratory Care including: Patient assessment, ventilator management, non-invasive and bi-level ventilation, metered dose inhalers, medicated nebulizer therapy, chest physical therapy, airway maintenance, patient education, and arrest team and transport team duties. The Registered Respiratory Therapist is especially focused on the Respiratory needs of patients in critical care units including, SICU, NSICU, CCU, CVICU, PICU, and RNICU. Has clinical and social contact with patients, including all age groups, and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.


Patient assessment regarding respiratory status including recommendations to the physician and implementation of protocols where applicable
Ventilator management in all adult critical care areas including communication with the physician and nurses, education of patient/family, weaning, extubation, and all procedures as ordered by the physician
Ventilator management in all pediatric and neonatal critical care areas as a core therapist or secondary as a non-core therapist including: communication with the physician and nurses, education of patient/family, weaning, extubation, and all procedures as ordered by the physician
Performs all aspects of Arterial Blood Gas analysis
Respiratory therapy: medicated nebulizer treatments, metered dose inhalers, chest physical therapy, and IPPB treatments are given and documented per physician order, according to department policy and procedure, with education regarding treatment for patient/family
Exhibits excellent teamwork and communication with other respiratory care staff regarding patient condition, staffing needs and sharing of work assignments
Identifies and communicates changes in the patient's condition to the oncoming therapist and the coordinator/shift leader
Demonstrates a positive personal approach and interaction with others
Maintains clean, safe patient care area
Handles equipment appropriately
Returns equipment to proper place after its use
Asks questions about its use when necessary
Considers cost in using supplies for patient care
Assists with completing patient classification correctly
Participates in QA activities of the Respiratory Care department
Attends department meetings and inservices and maintains competency in all respiratory procedures
In the absence of the manager or shift leader, takes responsibility regarding staffing, delegation and sharing of work assignments, exhibiting excellent teamwork and communication with other respiratory care staff
Demonstrates ability to give care cooperatively with other patient care team members
Maintains proficiency on the Cardiac Arrest Team including current BLS and artline placement
Neo/Peds core therapists maintain proficiency on the Neonatal and pediatric arrest teams
Maintains professional development through seminars, and current professional literature
Actively participates in quality management and continuing education
Updates and maintains knowledge, skills, and competencies related to area of practice and age(s) of patient population
Presents a clean and neat appearance according to the dress code for Patient Services
Demonstrates commitment to an unsurpassed level of Customer Service; serves as a role model
Exhibits “Keeping the Promise of Caring” daily:
Smile, make eye contact and say hello
Put a smile in your voice on the phone
Take people where they need to go
Be courteous to everyone
Takes pride in Covenant – keep it clean
Offer help and ask, “What else can I do?”
Contributes to organization success targets for patient satisfaction and net operating margin


Other information:
Associate's degree from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program

Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Basic computer literacy with the ability to learn applications

Certification in specialty area preferred: Perinatal/Pediatrics Specialist, NRP, ACLS
RRT Licensed in the State of Michigan

1+ year experience in Respiratory Care
Technical knowledge consistent with RRT registration





It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities.  Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises.  Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.

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