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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Respiratory Therapist Starting in December in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Summary:Respiratory Therapist at Mary Free Bed are a key member of the multi-disciplinary team that collaborates together to provide patient-centered care. Respiratory therapist coordinate, direct, delegate, and provide care to multiple patients. Using a patient and family-centered care approach, each Respiratory Therapist develops relationships with patients, families, and colleagues that enhance the quality of care provided. Respiratory Therapy is performed with compassion and courtesy, and each Respiratory Therapist is responsible to follow departmental policies and service standards. Patient and family education is a primary focus and is a critical aspect of the interdisciplinary team's efforts to assist patients to gain independence, apply adaptation strategies, and return to home.Essential Job Responsibilities:Quality Pillar of ExcellenceQuality of Care - The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for all respiratory care provided to patients at Mary Free Bed. Through careful assessment of each patient, interdisciplinary collaboration, and critical thinking, each Respiratory Therapist develops and/or follows a patient-centered plan of care that aligns with the priorities and plans developed by the attending physician and other disciplines.Scope of services will include reviewing medical history and evaluation of patient for:Bronchodilator CareVentilator CarePulmonary Hygiene TherapyTracheostomy careTracheostomy changesBipap/Cpap therapyAppropriate Oxygen and Aerosol TherapyDischarge Education and assistance in discharge coordination for patients.Diagnostic Procedures/TestingBlood Gas Sample and AnalysisOvernight pulse ox study and downloadMetabolic TestingOxygen Desaturation Study to determine home Oxygen needsQuality Improvement - Mary Free Bed is committed to providing rehabilitation services that are of the highest possible quality. Opportunities for improvement are valued, as staff and leaders will take advantage of lessons learned to improve future services. Each Respiratory Therapist will participate in performance improvement through identification of ways to improve care, reporting unexpected events or medical errors, and reporting "near misses". As requested, the Respiratory Therapist will participate in data collection and documentation audits to assist with quality improvement measures.Patient Safety - Each Respiratory Therapist is responsible to promote safety for all patients served by following all applicable department policies and procedures. Respiratory Therapist will understand and contribute to the initiatives that are in place to improve the safety of the patients served. Additionally,a culture of patient safety is very important at MFB and this requires all employees to be able to identify and report unexpected events and near misses without the fear of reprisal or retaliation. Retaliation or intimidation towards another employee for reporting unexpected events or near misses will not be tolerated. Finally, when threats to patient safety are identified, or opportunities for improvement are noted, these will be communicated with the Leadership Team.Service Pillar of ExcellenceCustomer Service - Each Respiratory Therapist is required to demonstrate excellent customer service standards and behaviors, while interacting with patients, family members, physicians, and colleagues. Each Respiratory Therapist must deal discreetly and sensitively with confidential information, and as needed, will perform customer service recovery with patients and families members.Physician and colleague relationships - Interdisciplinary team integration and collaboration across disciplines to provide patient-centered care is a priority at Mary Free Bed. Maintaining effective working relationships with admitting and consulting physicians at Mary Free Bed is an important respons