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Ascension Health Respiratory Therapist in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care 001 - PRN Rotating - Ascension Borgess Hospital - Kalamazoo, MI

Minimum of 2 weekend shifts and 2 weekday shifts per 6 week schedule. Holiday rotation, 1 summer and 1 winter.

Why Join Ascension?

Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region’s largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Borgess, you will have the opportunity to provideevaluation of and care for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.


  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.

  • Implements and monitors patient care plan. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.

  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes.

  • Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.

  • Functions as Charge Therapist as needed.

  • Performs emergency procedures, proficient in use of tools used with difficult airways. Responds to all Code blue procedures.

  • Precepts students from clinical affiliates.

  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):

  • Advanced Life Supportcredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained within6 Months (180 days)of hire date or job transfer date.

  • BLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained within3 Months (90 days)of hire date or job transfer date.

  • Certificationspecializing inNeonatal Resuscitationobtained within12 Months (1 year)of hire date or job transfer date.

  • Finger Printingobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Supportobtained within12 Months (1 year)of hire date or job transfer date.

  • LicensedRespiratory Therapistobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • RegisteredRespiratory Therapistcredentialed from theNational Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)obtained within12 Months (1 year)of hire date or job transfer date.


  • Associate Degree

  • Associate's degree in Respiratory Care required at start date. Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy training program required at start date.

Work Experience:

  • Six (6) months to two (2) years of experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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