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RESPIRATORY THERAPIST - PART TIME (PRN)

Company: StateServe
Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Functions

Routinely sets up respiratory equipment and instructs patients, caregivers, and medical staff on the proper use, cleaning and preventive maintenance, and basic trouble shooting of respiratory equipment to ensure the best patient care possible.

On an on-going basis completes progress reports with necessary billing information and submits the information timely to ensure proper allocation of payment and receivables.

On a daily basis, and adhering to professional standards, provides and evaluates the effectiveness of respiratory care, coordinates respiratory services, and performs respiratory care services in accordance with client orders. This includes but is not limited to in-home phone follow ups of respiratory equipment to ensure patient understanding of use and satisfaction of service.

Responds to emergency calls and new patient orders to deliver equipment as needed during regular business hours and during on-call rotation as defined by respective leadership.

Acts as a liaison between patient and healthcare team to resolve order issues, complications and to make recommendations for respiratory patient care.

Schedules routine preventative maintenance and/or testing of respiratory equipment in patient's home to ensure proper operating condition and trouble shoot malfunctions.

Completes patient files and other necessary paperwork as per current policy and procedures and as assigned.

Delivers and picks-up of respiratory related equipment and /or supplies to patients' residence, as necessary.

As needed, provides professional level in-services/trainings to hospice nurses to support the effective and proper use of respiratory equipment.

Supports the intake process of respiratory orders as needed. Participates in improving on existing processes or procedures related to respiratory orders.

May provide support for the delivery, pick-up and interpretation of nocturnal oximetry studies.

Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Supervisory and Managerial Responsibility

No supervisory responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills & Ablities

Education, Licensure or Certification:

High school diploma or equivalent.

A current state issued driver's license is required.

A current certification or registration with the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).

A confirmed driving motor vehicle record (MVR) successfully demonstrating no major violations in the past five consecutive years, no more than three minor violations or at-fault accidents in the past 36 consecutive months and no more than one preventable accident in the past 36 months.

Work Experience or Related Experience:

At least one year experience as a certified or registered Respiratory Therapist is required.

Experience with home medical care strongly desired.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Strong interpersonal skills and customer service skills are necessary as is the ability to remain customer service oriented during situations in which patients or caregivers may be frustrated or upset.

Knowledge of the operations of respiratory therapy equipment such as BiPAP, CPAP, nebulizers, ventilators, suction and oxygen equipment.

The knowledge and ability to operate smart devices (e.g., smart phone, tablets), computers and handheld scanning devices are required.

The ability to read, write and follow written and oral instructions is required to ensure that standard operating procedures are followed to clean and maintain equipment.

The ability to protect and maintain the confidentiality of patient protected health information and follow standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with ACHC and HIPAA is required.

The ability to maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate afterhours or weekend (i.e. on-call) respiratory patient needs.

Travel Requirements and Conditions

Daily local travel is required to perform delivery and pick up of equipment as described and may vary by day based on the respiratory needs of the business.

Work Environment, Conditions and Demands

Environmental conditions will vary based on the location of a delivery or pick-up, including but not limited to patients' private homes, hospitals, adult care homes, assisted living facilities and other healthcare facilities.

Physical Requirements and Demands

Regular and continuous eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity is required to set up respiratory medical equipment.

Periodically, (approximately 50%-75% of the day) standing, walking, bending, twisting, grasping, squeezing, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching, reaching above the shoulder is required while transporting, setting up, taking apart and moving respiratory medical equipment as described

Keywords: StateServe, Grand Prairie , RESPIRATORY THERAPIST - PART TIME (PRN), Healthcare , Grand Prairie, Texas

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