Respiratory Therapist

Elderwood At Waverly Athens , PA 18810

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview:

Respiratory Therapist team members assist with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by carrying out skilled respiratory therapy treatments.

Responsibilities:

  • Screens and provide an in-depth evaluation of the needs of ventilator and respiratory clients.

  • Consult with the attending physician regarding treatment protocol. Make written recommendations for interdisciplinary care planning and treatment.

  • Inform residents or qualified representative about care and treatment plan and possible

outcomes of treatment, or lack of treatment if resident refuses participation in a respiratory rehabilitation program.

  • Identify problems and develop a complete plan of care according to facility/unit policy and

federal/state regulations. Initiate ventilator weaning protocol and/or respiratory rehabilitation in accordance with the physician's orders; maintain required contact with physician.

  • Maintain written records, evaluations, progress notes, and discharge summaries of residents

receiving respiratory treatment and monitoring according to state, federal, and facility policies.

  • Attend, as necessary, and provide input at the Resident Care Planning (RCP) meetings for interdisciplinary

team and the Resident/Family Care Plan Review Meeting; complete required documentation after the meetings.

  • Record resident's plan of care in the Interdisciplinary Care Plan as required or as needed.

  • Contribute to the completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) within the established time frame

and incorporate the results in the plan of care when appropriate.

  • Confer with personnel of other departments and provide required training to meet special needs

of residents.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy preferred

  • New York State Licensed Respiratory Therapist. Registered or Certified Respiratory Therapist by National Board of Respiratory Care.

  • Previous experience with ventilator dependent residents preferred.

  • Interest in respiratory therapy treatment program for chronic ventilator, ventilator weaning, and respiratory rehabilitation population.

  • Ability to verbally communicate well with residents, families, and staff members.

  • Ability to read and understand task assignments, ability to report verbally and provide written documentation as required.

  • Display of genuine concern for the elderly; a dependable, patient and compassionate attitude towards residents. Display a demeanor which is always respectful of residents' rights and wishes.

  • Ability to cooperate and maintain respectful treatment with others. Display a sense of responsibility, maturity, diplomacy, and ability to work well with residents, families, and other staff members.

  • Demonstrated willingness to uphold the vision and mission of the company by following the Core Values of Integrity, Teamwork, Passion for Excellence and Reverence for the Individual.

  • Ability to perform assigned tasks based on ElderWood Core Values and to a high degree of excellence and cleanliness.

Company Details: Elderwood at Waverly is a 200 bed skilled nursing facility (SNF) located in the valley of Tioga county. Our beautifully renovated facility boasts updated technology, convenient parking for staff members, and employee appreciation initiatives throughout the year. Our services and programs include Oncology, Orthopedic Rehab, SMARTS Express Care, and Wound Care; as well as Specialty Programs including Adult Medical Day Services, Outpatient Therapy, Palliative Care, Respite Care and Seasons Memory Care. EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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