Healthcare Specialist (Pulmonary Rehabilitation)

Lincare Fredonia , KS 66736

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

Meridian is looking for a Respiratory Therapist or Registered Nurse to work full time in a Hospital based Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Diagnostic Program in Fredonia, KS. The role of the clinician is to:

  • perform cardiopulmonary evaluations
  • administer respiratory therapy and respiratory treatments designed to care for the patients with deficiencies & dysfunctions of the cardiopulmonary system

Respiratory Therapists assigned to a pulmonary rehabilitation program perform diagnostic cardiopulmonary evaluations and respiratory therapy treatments designed to care for patients with deficiencies and dysfunctions of the cardiopulmonary system.

  • Performing pulmonary function tests and cardiopulmonary stress tests to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients

  • Administering clinical care including aerosol medications, breathing exercises, dyspnea management, therapeutic exercises, psychosocial assessment/management, work simplification strategies and assistive technologies

  • Educating patients on disease prevention, lung health and medication compliance

  • Documenting accurate and complete clinical information in the patient's medical record and billing documents

  • Accurately completing billing records for diagnostic and respiratory care procedures

  • Communicating assessments and updates on the patients' Plan of Care ("POC") with members of the healthcare team and referring physicians

  • Demonstrating appropriate interpersonal skills to work productively with patients, families physicians and healthcare team

  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment by complying with all applicable rules, regulations and procedures for safety management and infection control

  • Scheduling patients' appointments for diagnostic and respiratory care services

  • Accepting directives and compliance with all company policies and procedures

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science graduate of a Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care ("COARC") approved program of respiratory care

  • Minimum of twelve months of recent and relevant healthcare experience

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Licensed to practice respiratory therapy by the state board of professional regulation for work site

  • Minimum of national certification as a Certified Respiratory Therapist ("CRT") by the National Board of Respiratory Care ("NBRC") required, and registration as a Registered Respiratory Therapist ("RRT") by the NBRC preferred

  • Certification in Basic Life Support ("BLS") required and Advanced Life Support ("ALS") preferred

  • Though not required, certification and/or registration as a Pulmonary Function Technologist ("CPFT/RPFT") by the NBRC would be an asset

Lincare is an equal opportunity employer, access and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Lincare provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Because Lincare believes in providing a safe work environment, we conduct drug and background checks in our recruiting/hiring processes. AA/EOE, M/F/Disabled/Veterans


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Healthcare Specialist (Pulmonary Rehabilitation)

Lincare