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Henry Ford Health System Respiratory Therapist-Clinical Specialist - Respiratory Care - Full Time - Days - Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI in Jackson, Michigan

Under general direction, the Respiratory Therapist-Clinical Specialist (RT-CS) provides direction and supervision in the role of on-site Respiratory Therapy leader. In line with the AARC our RT-CS is a patient care practitioner whose specializes in a care location or patient population. cialist is the lead or senior practitioner who is responsible administering all forms of care. Works collaboratively with the Respiratory Therapy Director, Manager and leadership team with regards to development and implementation of departmental goals, personnel management, and as emissary to assigned area of expertise. The RT-CS is responsible for facilitating staff assignments, coordination of work, adjusting work assignments as necessary to meet the needs of all Respiratory Therapy patients. Monitors attendance, productivity and utilization of labor, supplies and services in a fiscally prudent manner. Acts as a resource person to all staff including Medical, Nursing and Administrative leadership in assigned areas. Monitors and addresses quality assurance and patient risk, management issues, assuring that policies, procedures, departmental, institutional and regulatory standards are followed. Assists with development and implementation of Policies and Procedures. Participates in orientation of staff and student training programs representing the Respiratory Therapy department in but not limited to, job shadowing, simulation training and teaching of core specific classes for Henry Ford Health System which is a teaching institution.


Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapist program with Associate Degree required.

Bachelors in Respiratory Therapy preferred.

Three to five (3-5) years of recent Respiratory Therapist experience and/or 1 year of supervisory experience.

Clinical Specialist will consistently exhibit interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with department leadership, staff, patients, physicians and other health personnel during all situations and in line with our mission and values.

Clinical Specialist will have and utilize analytical skills necessary to identify patient's needs. Clinical Specialist will possess and exhibit the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 100% of work time.

Ability to walk and stand for approximately 60% of work time and to lift, pull, push and carry portable equipment weighing up to 20 pounds.


Current Registration with the National Board of Respiratory Care.

Valid current License - Respiratory Therapist in the State of Michigan.

Overview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.