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Respiratory Specialist

Trinity Health Michigan

This is a Full-time position in Ann Arbor, MI posted May 26, 2023.

Employment Type:

Part time


12 Hour Night Shift


Registered Respiratory Therapist who is responsible for performing various therapeutic procedures including advanced practice procedures such as, but not restricted to operating balloon pumps, working in NICU, performing Pulmonary Function testing, “PFT”, etc. Participates in orientation of staff and student training programs for SJMHS which is a teaching institution representing the Respiratory Care department.

Essential duties and Responsibilities

Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities

Completes Health Stream yearly on a timely basis per SJMHS standards

Responsible for own education for professional growth and maintains log of activities.



Graduate of a two year advanced practitioner -Accredited Respiratory Therapist program: Registry eligible.

Maintain current RRT credential

Maintain valid State of Michigan License in Respiratory Care


Consistently exhibits interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients, physicians and other health personnel and department management during all situations and inline with our mission and values.

Utilizes analytical skills necessary to identify patient’s needs.

Possesses and exhibits the ability concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 100% of wk 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


General supervision is received from Charge Therapists and reports up to the Manager and Director of the Respiratory Care Department.

  • Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and guiding behaviors of SJMHS

  • Provides professional leadership in the delivery of patient care.

  • Uses “AIDET” principles when interfacing/treating every patient throughout the organization. (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank You).

  • Where appropriate, with each patient interaction, uses the concept of “Managing Up” – a form of communication that positions information, a person, or team in a positive manner.

  • Provides a consistent experience to patients, families, visitors and internal customers by using “Key Words at Key Times.” Specifically, uses key words to help patients to understand what is happening with their care, help internal customers understand their service better, and build relationships.

  • Serves as a consultant, resource person, and role model representing respiratory care in the health system committees or work groups as needed.

  • Maintains the confidentiality of information according to HIPPA guidelines.

  • Facilitates good rapport and cooperative relationships approaching conflict in a constructive manner.

  • Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.

  • Maintains safe respiratory therapy practices; alerts management of any safety issues or concerns.

  • Performs all duties and responsibilities of a Respiratory Therapist per AARC guidelines obtains and maintains competencies per RT II orientation. Some examples below: Cardiopulmonary arrest situations Other emergency situations

  • Participates in patient rounds Ensure treatments are provided in accordance with physician orders and approved medical protocols.

  • Ensures that equipment is in safe operating condition and contacts repair personnel or Charge therapists as appropriate Based on clinical assessment of patient situations, suggests changes in therapies, etc., to medical staff to benefit cardiopulmonary patient care.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of procedure(s) for oxygen and medical air shutdown.

  • Maintains knowledge of and reviews pertinent hospital and all departmental policies and procedures.

  • Prioritizes and addresses conflicting requests for respiratory care services.

  • Provides high quality patient care considering age specific, developmental and cultural needs through competent practice and application of the respiratory care practice process.

  • Demonstrates annual unit/area competencies

  • Participates in new educational programs and equipment/ procedure implementations.

  • Facilitates instruction of staff or students during clinical training, providing feedback when applicable.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.