Respiratory Therapist

Spectrum Health Grand Rapids , MI 49504

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Job Summary

Applies scientific knowledge / therapy to practical clinical problems of respiratory care. As a team member in delivery of respiratory services, and under medical direction, performs a wide range of procedures related to the care of patients with general and specialized respiratory-related needs of various age groups.

Essential Functions

  • Performs evaluation to determine respiratory care needs, and makes appropriate recommendations and changes in accordance with policy and protocol guidelines. Assesses effectiveness of treatment and accurately documents according to department and legal/regulatory standards. Performs point of care testing as required.

  • Performs advanced evaluation, management and therapeutic procedures (interventions) for patients requiring respiratory assistance. Assesses effectiveness of intervention and accurately documents according to department and legal/regulatory standards.

  • Completes and documents required education and competencies within designated timeframe. Maintains competency in areas of accountability.

  • Accurate and timely completion of all necessary documentation and billing.

  • Facilitates a smooth transition for the patient to appropriate referral services / the next point of service / home and provides education to patients and families as it relates to respiratory issues.

  • Instructs and trains other respiratory care staff, nursing and other medical personnel and students regarding patient needs and respiratory care services.


  • Required Associate's Degree Respiratory Therapy

  • Preferred Bachelor's Degree Respiratory Therapy

  • 2 years of relevant experience pulmonary rehabilitation, respiratory care, sleep medicine or equivalent clinical education required

  • CRT-Respiratory Therapist Registry

  • NBRC National Board for Respiratory Care required Upon Hire
  • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - AHA American Heart Association required within 90 days Or
  • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - ARC American Red Cross required within 90 days
  • LIC-Respiratory Therapist
  • STATE_MI State of Michigan required

Primary Location

SITE - Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

  • 100 Michigan St

  • Grand Rapids

Department Name

Market Avenue

Employment Type

Full time


Weekly Scheduled Hours


Hours of Work

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Weekend Frequency

Spectrum Health requires all team members to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations subject to certain exclusions based on the team member's job category. Spectrum Health is committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.

Accommodation Notice: If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in Spectrum Health's application process. Contact us at 616-486-SHHR (7447).

Spectrum Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected

category. See more here.

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