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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Rotech Healthcare Inc.
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

OVERVIEW Join the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry and Let us be Your Road to Success!!

Rotech Healthcare Inc. is a national leader in providing Respiratory and Sleep Apnea treatment as well as home medical equipment. Each and every day, thousands of employees in the Rotech family of hometown companies contribute to delivering outstanding customer service and the very best in quality patient care through hundreds of locations across 48 states. Additional information can be found at .

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.
JOB INFORMATION Summary
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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Available for on-call assignments as needed
  • 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)
  • Conducts patient assessment per Rotech's policies and procedures and the physician's orders
  • Maintains continuing education as necessary for performance of job responsibilities and as required for state licensure or certification
  • Maintains documentation of all services provided and all work performed per Rotech's policies and procedures
  • Maintains records and workspace in an organized, safe, clean, and neat fashion
  • Maintains up-to-date licensure certification or other requirements per state law in the state(s) of practice
  • 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
  • Supports orientation and training of other personnel at the direction of the Location Manager
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required by state licensure law or by the Location Manager
  • 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 obtain
    • e) Visits are scheduled on time; visits are not overdue; visits patient per procedure
    • f) 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 safety
      • b) Physician's prescription for equipment use
      • c) Importance of compliance with physician's prescription
      • d) Benefits of therapy
      • e) Potential consequences of noncompliance
      • f) Potential adverse reactions/side effects from therapy
      • Sets up all highly technical respiratory equipment including but not limited to:
        • a) Invasive ventilator
        • b) Noninvasive ventilator
        • c) Infant monitors
        • d) 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 ventilator
          • b) Noninvasive ventilator
          • c) Infant monitors
          • d) Other high-tech respiratory equipment as defined by scope of service at the location (e.g., cough assist, negative pressure ventilation, IPPB, etc.) Supervisory Responsibilities
            • None 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
                • Credentials 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 laws
                • Degree in respiratory therapy or related science is preferred
                • Home respiratory care experience is preferred
                • Maintain CEUs as required by state law, and if not required by state law, then maintain a minimum of 4 CEUs per year
                • May be required to obtain license in neighboring states as required by service area of location
                • Must be licensed in primary state of home office as required by state law and provide a copy of license to the location
                • Nursing or other paramedical training may be acceptable depending upon state licensure laws Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
                  • Deductive problem solving skills
                  • Effectively communicate in English; both oral and written, with physicians, location employees and patients to ensure questions and concerns are processed in a timely manner
                  • Helpful, knowledgeable and polite while maintaining a positive attitude
                  • Interpret a variety of instructions in a variety of communication mediums
                  • 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
                  • Mapping skills including ability to plan time-saving routes
                  • Multi-task along with attention to detail
                  • Read and successfully interpret written directions and/or instructions in English
                  • 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
                    • Available for on-call assignments as needed
                    • Requires close vision to small print on computer and or paperwork
                    • Requires contact with patients and equipment with potential exposure to contagious pathogens
                    • Requires occasional lifting and transporting of patient equipment
                    • Requires sitting, walking, standing, talking or listening Machines, Equipment and Technical Abilities
                      • Email transmission and communication
                      • Internet navigation and research
                      • Microsoft applications including but not limited to Word, Excel, Power-Point, Publisher, Access, etc.
                      • Office equipment; fax machine, copier, printer, phone and computer Work Environment
                        • Office environment, warehouse, the field
                        • 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
                        • Will Work out of assigned location
                        • Occasionally works alternative schedules to accommodate clinics ROTECH INFORMATION Rotech Offers
                          • Career Path and Management Opportunities
                          • Bonus
                          • Employee Discounts, Referral Bonus, Recognition Program and Employee Service Program
                          • Cell Phone reimbursement (when applicable for the position)
                          • Mileage reimbursement (when applicable for the position) Benefits
                            • 401k
                            • Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision plans
                            • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account
                            • Short Term and Long Term Disability
                            • Supplemental Life Insurance
                            • Employee Assistance Program
                            • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays Make the right move, create your job profile and apply today!!
                              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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                              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.

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