Healthcare Specialist (Rt)

Lincare State College , PA 16804

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

This employee is required to be On Call every other week.

The Respiratory Therapist provides support to patients outside of the hospital and works closely with referring physicians, hospital personnel, and other clinicians to ensure the best professional care of the patient.

The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for:

  • The overall technical and administrative functions at the location regarding the Home Respiratory therapist program

  • The installation of respiratory therapist equipment and provision of all needed supplies and products to the patients of American HomePatient in accordance with established policies and procedures

  • Patient/caregiver education and training to ensure safe and efficacious use of any respiratory therapist modalities provided by American HomePatient

  • Clinical contact with the physician, referred contacts, health care practitioners, and others involved in the care of the patients referred to American HomePatient for home respiratory therapist services

  • The maintenance of records, charting, progress notes, clinical files, equipment records, preventative maintenance records, and other necessary documentation as required by American HomePatient policy and procedures and by other regulatory agencies

  • The ongoing assessment of patients and equipment as regards to Home Respiratory Therapist Program

  • Taking the appropriate steps to inform all parties concerned regarding patient and equipment status, and emphasizing good patient care

  • Assessing the home environment of all patients to ensure the safe efficacious delivery of home respiratory therapist modalities

  • The overseeing of all applicable regulatory rules and guidelines as pertains to the location(s) of the staff respiratory therapist

  • Securing completion of all documentation required by local, state, federal agencies, and departments as regards the Home Respiratory Therapist Program (in conjunction with the General Manager and the Director of Patient Services)

  • Maintaining twenty-four hour coverage (on-call) for Home Respiratory Therapist patients of American HomePatient

  • This may be achieved by concurrent use of part-time respiratory therapist personnel to relive the staff respiratory therapist

  • In locations providing life support (volume ventilator) and/or home CPAP therapy, a licensed staff respiratory therapist must be on-call at all times

  • The supervision and scheduling of part-time or fee-for-service agreements, including records for payments to fee-for-service personnel and services performed

  • Providing services and record keeping in full compliance with the policies and procedures of American HomePatient, including but not limited to the Respiratory P & P Manual, the Personnel P & P Manual, and the Administrators Manual

  • Meeting all requirements as stated by regulatory or other outside agencies pertaining to respiratory therapist services at the location(s) including the storage, handling, and transferring of oxygen containers

  • If a staff respiratory therapist in a particular location is not feasible or available on a full-time basis, the part time or fee-for service personnel will be responsible for all clinical services and administrative respiratory therapist duties in conjunction with the Director of Patient Services and the General Manager

  • Orientation and training of subordinate or newly hired respiratory therapist staff service technicians

  • Communicating with the General Manager to ensure adequate stocks of equipment and supplies to operate the Home Respiratory Therapist Program, and to effect timely repairs to equipment

  • Exhibiting effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Adhering to cost-containment policies and procedures

  • Keeping a safe working environment as regards the respiratory therapist program and cooperating with safety P & Ps

  • Working with the office staff to ensure prompt and accurate billing and documentation of services, including providing adequate information to satisfy third-party payer guidelines for coverage

  • Working with all clinical, managerial, and sales staff to promote and market American HomePatient's home respiratory therapist services to all referral sources

  • Testing, repairing, and maintaining all home respiratory therapy equipment, and as such may designate staff members or outside parties to perform such functions

  • Ensuring proper, accurate, and safe operation of all equipment prior to installation

Job Requirements

  • Prior experience in Home Respiratory Therapy is preferred

  • Prior experience in volume ventilator, apnea monitoring, and CPAP support

  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in state(s) of practice

  • Valid driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, and own transportation for delivery of services

  • Must satisfactorily complete a physical exam within fourteen days of hire to confirm absence of communicable disease

  • Must be 18 years or older to apply

  • Must have High School Diploma/GED

Lincare is an equal opportunity, 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. Since Lincare believes in providing a safe work environment, the company conducts drug and background checks during the recruiting/hiring processes. AA/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veterans

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