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Respiratory Therapist / Nurse

OVERVIEW

Rotech Healthcare Inc. is a national leader in providing ventilators, oxygen, sleep apnea treatment, wound care solutions and home medical equipment. We help patients lead a more comfortable and productive life by keeping them engaged in their care and empowering them to manage their health and treatment at home. Rotech provides high quality medical products, services and outstanding customer care through hundreds of locations across 45 states. For additional information, visit our company homepage Rotech.com

JOB INFORMATION

Summary

We are seeking qualified Respiratory Therapists (RRT / CRT / RN) to join our team to educate, train and monitor patients using ventilators, PAP therapy, home oxygen and other respiratory equipment. You’ll use your clinical skills by assessing patient needs and communicating your findings to the physician. Our model of care ensures patients receive quality care specific to their individual needs and medical condition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Maintains a complete listing of all current respiratory patients

Provides initial and ongoing phone contacts with all respiratory patients per Rotech policy and procedure

Provides in-home visits to patients per Rotech’s policy and procedure

Conducts patient assessment per Rotech’s policy and procedure and the physician’s order Patient assessment may include but is not limited to:

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

Physical assessment (e.g., lung auscultation, blood pressure, etc.)

Diagnostics (e.g., spirometry, oximetry, sleep studies)

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

Respiratory equipment use and maintenance

Physician’s prescription for equipment

Importance of compliance with physician’s prescription

Benefits of therapy

Potential consequences of noncompliance

Potential adverse reactions/side effects from therapy

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

Invasive Ventilator

Noninvasive Ventilator

Infant Monitors

Other high-tech respiratory equipment as defined by scope of service at the branch (e.g., cough assist, negative pressure ventilation, IPPB, etc.)

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

Invasive Ventilator

Noninvasive Ventilator

Infant Monitors

Other high-tech respiratory equipment as defined by scope of service at the branch (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

Supports orientation and training of other personnel at the direction of the Area Manager

Performs other duties as required by state licensure law

Performs other duties and responsibilities as defined by the Area Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

Employment is contingent on

Background 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 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.

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

Certifications, License, Registrations

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

Must possess a current driver’s license and/or commercial driver’s license as required by law

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Effectively communicate in English; both oral and written

Helpful, knowledgeable and polite while maintaining a positive attitude

Interpret a variety of communications (verbal, non-verbal, written, listening and visual)

Knowledge of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) or Home Medical Equipment (HME)

Maintain confidentiality and practice discretion and caution when handling sensitive information

Make appropriate recommendations for changes to patient care as dictated by patient assessment

Multi-task along with attention to detail

Review patient charts and discern compliance with Rotech’s policies and procedures

Self-motivation, organized, time-management and deductive problem solving skills

Sense of urgency and responsiveness to physicians, location employees and patients

Work independently and as part of a team

Physical Demands

Requires occasional lifting and transporting of patient equipment

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

May be required to comply with OSHA Respirator Requirements, including but not limited to Medical Evaluations and Fit-Testing

Some travel via automobile required to patient’s home and meetings

Will maintain an office as provided by Location Manager

ROTECH INFORMATION

Benefits

401k

Medical, Dental and Vision

Life Insurance and Disability

Generous Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

Employee Discount Program

Employee Recognition program

Bonus and Incentive Opportunities

Cellular phone reimbursement

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Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. 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, 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.

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
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Experience
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Posted
67 days ago

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