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Bronson Respiratory Care Hiring Graduate Respiratory
Locations available - Bronson South Haven, Bronson Lakeview,
Bronson Battle Creek and Bronson Methodist Hospital. Please
indicate what locations you would be interested in!
Respiratory Care Associates perform routine Respiratory Care
procedures according to established standards in General Patient
Care areas and under direct supervision of a therapist in the Adult
Critical Care Units, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Units and
the Emergency Department. Therapists are required to direct and
oversee the activities of associates who may be assigned to work
with them while performing advanced procedures such as mechanical
ventilation. Employees providing direct patient care must
demonstrate competencies specific to the population served.
Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited
program for Respiratory Care
Experience in an acute care setting preferred.
Successful completion of Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination
(TMC) within 90 days from date of graduation and acquire Licensure
from the State of Michigan; Status as Graduate Respiratory
Therapist will be maintained until State of Michigan License is
Current BLS certification
Satisfactory performance on the respiratory care medication
Completion of the respiratory department requirements for
orientation which includes Hospital, Core, and Department specific
- Ability to read, interpret, and analyze data from various
computer systems and equipment in order to set an appropriate plan
- Must be able to constantly communicate both verbally and in
writing. Activities and treatments must be recorded in an accurate
manner and technical information and instructions must be
communicated to patients, families, and all members of the care
- Excellence in internal and external customer service must be
Work which produces high levels of mental/visual fatigue, e.g.,
interactive and repetitive or small detailed work requiring
alertness and concentration for sustained periods of time, the
operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT
between 40 and 70 percent of the time.
Involves regularly lifting of bulky or moderately heavy weights
(i.e., up to 50 pounds), and occasionally assisting with heavier
tasks or expending the equivalent effort in pushing, pulling, or
otherwise handling material, equipment, and other objects.
- Performs as an integral part of the patient care team.
o Assesses patients' respiratory status using basic assessment
skills including chart/monitor review and physical assessment.
o Performs basic respiratory care procedures including oxygen
delivery and medication administration.
o Assembles, checks, and corrects malfunctions associated with
Respiratory Care equipment.
o Under supervision of a LRT, performs necessary
measurements/calculations and assists in determining appropriate
parameters for mechanical ventilation.
o Under supervision of a LRT, performs emergency and acute
Respiratory Care procedures.
- Communicates appropriately and effectively with other members
of the healthcare team regarding all aspects of patient care.
- Regularly communicates with his/her shift charge therapist as
to activity in his/her area and availability to help areas.
- Participates in department performance improvement
- Assumes responsibility for professional development.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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