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McLaren Health Care Respiratory Therapist Registered- Respiratory Therapy - McLaren Careers in Pontiac, Michigan

Position Summary:

Provides respiratory care services to patients who require emergency care, intensive care, therapeutic treatment, invasive and non-invasive monitoring, diagnostic testing and patient education for pulmonary and cardiopulmonary disorders. Monitors and maintains equipment and participates in quality assurance and improvement activities.


  • Interviews, examines and assesses patients withbreathing or cardiopulmonary disorders.

  • Consults with physicians to develop patienttreatment plans. Creates therapy programs for patients based on theinstructions of physicians and assessment findings.

  • Performs diagnostic tests such as measuring lungcapacity, takes blood samples and uses a blood gas analyzer to test oxygenand carbon dioxide levels.

  • Treats patients using a variety of methods, includingchest physiotherapy, aerosol medications and non-invasive methods such asCPAP and BIPAP therapies. May connect, monitor, and treat patients whocannot breathe on their own to ventilators.

  • Monitors and records the progress of treatment.

Equal Opportunity Employer ofMinorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Required Qualifications


  • Associatedegree in a Respiratory Therapist Educational Program accredited by the Commissionon Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

  • Current state licensure as a respiratory therapist.

  • Successful completion of the National Board of

Respiratory Care (NBRC) registration examination requirements.

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)


  • BLS certification

  • ACLS certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’sdegree