Respiratory Therapist

Rotech Healthcare Inc Albuquerque , NM 87102

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

Join the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Rotech Healthcare Inc.

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We are seeking a qualified Respiratory Therapist to join the Rotech team. In this position you will be responsible for providing clinical patient services and support within the location.

Why work for Rotech? If we take a look at all the ways employees benefit from working at Rotech, we have a philosophy we like to call: "The Rotech Difference."

What's the Rotech Difference? It's made up of all the benefits, services and offerings available to Rotech Employees. It is the employee-based strategies that make our company an employer of choice in the healthcare industry. As a member of the Rotech Healthcare Team, employees can take advantage of many great opportunities as part of their career path.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains records and workspace in an organized, safe, clean, and neat fashion

  • Provides in-home and location visits with patients per Rotech's policies and procedures

  • Provides Sleep Central Clinics (where applicable) for patients per Rotech's policies and procedures

  • Conducts patient assessment per Rotech's policies and procedures and the physician's orders

  • Patient assessment may include but is not limited to:

a) Verbal assessment (e.g., patient history, symptom review, etc.)

b) Physical assessment (e.g., lung auscultation, blood pressure, etc.)c) Diagnostics (e.g., oximetry, sleep screenings, etc.)d) Determines whether Standing Order exists for each patient; and if not, works with sales to obtaine) Visits are scheduled on time; visits are not overdue; visits patient per proceduref) Evaluates patient and completes all applicable sections of the patient CVR

  • Provides patient education as applicable. Education may include but is not limited to:

a) Respiratory equipment use, maintenance and safetyb) Physician's prescription for equipment usec) Importance of compliance with physician's prescriptiond) Benefits of therapye) Potential consequences of noncompliancef) Potential adverse reactions/side effects from therapy

  • Sets up all highly technical respiratory equipment including but not limited to:

a) Invasive ventilatorb) Noninvasive ventilatorc) Infant monitorsd) Other high-tech respiratory equipment as defined by scope of service at the location (e.g., cough assist, negative pressure ventilation, IPPB, etc.)

  • Monitors ongoing function of highly technical respiratory equipment including but not limited to:

a) Invasive ventilatorb) Noninvasive ventilatorc) Infant monitorsd) Other high-tech respiratory equipment as defined by scope of service at the location (e.g., cough assist, negative pressure ventilation, IPPB, etc.)

  • Maintains documentation of all services provided and all work performed per Rotech's policies and procedures

  • Assumes on-call responsibilities for phone consultations during non-business hours as outlined by Rotech's policy and the Location Manager (e.g., AHCC locations)

  • Supports orientation and training of other personnel at the direction of the Location Manager

  • Performs other duties as required by state licensure law

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as defined by the Location Manager

  • Maintains up-to-date licensure certification or other requirements per state law in the state(s) of practice

  • Maintains continuing education as necessary for performance of job responsibilities and as required for state licensure or certification

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Completion of an accredited program/degree in respiratory care preferred

  • Nursing or other paramedical training may be acceptable depending upon state licensure laws

  • Home respiratory care experience is preferred

  • Degree in respiratory therapy or related science is preferred

  • Credentials as a respiratory therapist, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

  • (CRT) is preferred but other medical credentials may be acceptable (e.g., RN, LPN, LPV) depending upon state licensure laws

  • Must be licensed in primary state of home office as required by state law and provide a copy of license to the location

  • May be required to obtain license in neighboring states as required by service area of location

  • Maintain CEUs as required by state law, and if not required by state law, then maintain a minimum of 4 CEUs per year

  • Valid driver's license with a clean record in the state in which you reside

  • Employment is contingent upon a drug screening test and background investigation

Skills

  • Must be able to clearly communicate verbally with patients, caregivers, and Rotech personnel

  • Must be able to clearly communicate via written correspondence to physicians, patients, and other personnel

  • Must be able to review patient charts and discern compliance with Rotech's policies and procedures

  • Must be able to make appropriate recommendations for changes to patient care as dictated by patient assessment

Physical Demands

  • Requires sitting, walking, standing, talking or listening

  • Requires close vision to small print on computer and or paperwork

  • Requires occasional lifting and transporting of patient equipment

  • Requires contact with patients and equipment with potential exposure to contagious pathogens

Machines, Equipment and Technical Abilities

  • Understands use of all applicable home respiratory equipment and supplies

  • Using common office equipment (e.g., phone, copier, fax, computer, etc.)

  • Internet, including knowledge of email transmission and communication

  • Internet navigation and research

  • Microsoft applications including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, etc.

Work Environment

  • Office, warehouse, field

  • Some travel via automobile required to patient's homes, referral sources, and meetings

  • May be required to use a personal vehicle for business activities with reimbursement according to Rotech's policy

Departmental Interaction

  • The respiratory clinician has a direct reporting line to the Location Manager (LCM), who is responsible for their day-to-day activities

  • Close communication with all location personnel should be maintained to ensure consistent communication on patient matters

Rotech Offers

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Career Path and Management opportunities

  • Health and wellness benefits to include medical, prescription, dental and vision plans, short term and long term disability, supplemental life insurance and flexible spending accounts

  • Employee Assistance program

  • Full Time, Part Time, and Paid per Service positions

  • PTO and Paid Holidays

  • 401K

  • Bonus

  • Employee Discounts

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Cell Phone Reimbursement

  • Employee Referral program

  • Employee Recognition program

  • Employee Service Program

Make the right move, apply today & create your job profile!

This process will take approximately 2-5 minutes to complete. The hiring manager will review your resume and contact you if your qualifications match our needs. We appreciate your interest in Rotech Healthcare Inc.

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Rotech Healthcare Inc. recruits, employs, trains, promotes, transfers, separates from employment and compensates employees without regard to membership in, association with, or perception of race, color, age, gender, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in each locality where Rotech has employees.


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