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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Rotech Healthcare Inc.
Location: Middletown
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Job Description:

YES, Rotech is still hiring to help serve our patients during this time of the COVID-19--As your Home Respiratory and DME equipment and services provider, our number one priority is--the safety of--our patients and our employees. PPE is provided to all of our employees that will have contact with patients.We--have implemented the following measures:We are maintaining--social distancing of--at least 6 feet--in both the workplace and during home delivery/pickup, whenever possible.We are asking patients to complete a screening questionnaire to determine high-risk situations for our employees.We have enhanced cleaning procedures for all of our equipment.We are communicating frequently with our employees regarding the latest guidance from the CDC.SummaryWe 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.--Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesAvailable for on-call assignments as neededAssumes on-call responsibilities for phone consultations during non-business hours as outlined by Rotech's policy and the Location Manager (e.g., AHCC locations)Conducts patient assessment per Rotech's policies and procedures and the physician's ordersMaintains continuing education as necessary for performance of job responsibilities and as required for state licensure or certificationMaintains documentation of all services provided and all work performed per Rotech's policies and proceduresMaintains records and workspace in an organized, safe, clean, and neat fashionMaintains up-to-date licensure certification or other requirements per state law in the state(s) of practiceProvides in-home and location visits with patients per Rotech's policies and proceduresProvides Sleep Central Clinics (where applicable) for patients per Rotech's policies and proceduresSupports orientation and training of other personnel at the direction of the Location ManagerPerforms other duties and responsibilities as required by state licensure law or by the Location ManagerPatient 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 CVRProvides 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 therapySets 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.)Supervisory ResponsibilitiesNoneEmployment is contingent onBackground investigation (company-wide)Drug screen (when applicable for the position)Valid driver's license in state of residence with a clean driving record (when applicable for the position)Education and/or ExperienceCompletion of an accredited program/degree in respiratory care preferredCredentials as a respiratory therapist, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT); RRT/CRT is preferred but other medical credentials may be acceptable (e.g., RN, LPN, LPV) depending upon state licensure lawsDegree in respiratory therapy or related science is preferredHome respiratory care experience is preferredMaintain CEUs as required by state law, and if not required by state law, then maintain a minimum of 4 CEUs per yearMay be required to obtain license in neighboring states as required by service area of locationMust be licensed in primary state of home office as required by state law and provide a copy of license to the locationNursing or other paramedical training may be acceptable depending upon state licensure lawsSkills, Knowledge and AbilitiesDeductive problem solving skillsEffectively communicate in English; both oral and written, with physicians, location employees and patients to ensure questions and concerns are processed in a timely mannerHelpful, knowledgeable and polite while maintaining a positive attitudeInterpret a variety of instructions in a variety of communication mediumsKnowledge of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) or Home Medical Equipment (HME)Maintain confidentiality and practice discretion and caution when handling sensitive informationMake appropriate recommendations for changes to patient care as dictated by patient assessmentMapping skills including ability to plan time-saving routesMulti-task along with attention to detailRead and successfully interpret written directions and/or instructions in EnglishReview patient charts and discern compliance with Rotech's policies and proceduresSelf-motivation, organized, time-management and deductive problem solving skillsSense of urgency and responsiveness to physicians, location employees and patientsWork independently and as part of a teamPhysical DemandsAvailable for on-call assignments as neededRequires close vision to small print on computer and or paperworkRequires contact with patients and equipment with potential exposure to contagious pathogensRequires occasional lifting and transporting of patient equipmentRequires sitting, walking, standing, talking or listeningMachines, Equipment and Technical AbilitiesEmail transmission and communicationInternet navigation and researchMicrosoft applications including but not limited to Word, Excel, Power-Point, Publisher, Access, etc.Office equipment; fax machine, copier, printer, phone and computerWork EnvironmentOffice environment, warehouse, the fieldTravel via automobile required to patient's homes, referral sources and meetingsMay be required to use a personal vehicle for business activities with reimbursementWill Work out of assigned locationOccasionally works alternative schedules to accommodate clinicsRotech OffersCareer Path and Management OpportunitiesBonusEmployee Discounts, Referral Bonus, Recognition Program and Employee Service ProgramCell Phone reimbursement (when applicable for the position)Mileage reimbursement (when applicable for the position)Benefits401kMedical, Prescription, Dental and Vision plansFlexible Spending Account and Health Savings AccountShort Term and Long Term DisabilitySupplemental Life InsuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramPaid Time Off and Paid HolidaysMake the right move, create your job profile and apply today!!The hiring manager will review your resume and contact you--if your qualifications match our needs. We appreciate your interest in Rotech Healthcare Inc.--FACEBOOK---------------------- LINKEDIN ---------------------------- TWITTER--Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with DisabilitiesRotech 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, gender identity, 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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