Respiratory Therapist

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Job Description

Position Summary:
Respiratory Therapist will be responsible for Complying with all applicable company policies, procedures, and patient protocols.
Key Activities:
  • Comply with all applicable company policies, procedures, and patient protocols. Comply with all current government regulations and professional standards respecting patient care.
  • Participate in educational and professional programs and/or review professional literature on an ongoing basis to maintain knowledge and competency in current and developing techniques, professional standards, and the HME products and services offered by the Office.
  • Educate patients in proper use and care of respiratory equipment in the home setting.
  • Educate fellow employees on the features and benefits of respiratory equipment as well as applicable safety factors as requested.
  • Maintain rapport with ordering physicians. Provides patient care services by physician order only. Inform the physicians and pertinent others of the changes in the patient's condition/status through visit reports and telephone communication.
  • Assist in resolving patient equipment problems under emergency or stressful conditions.
  • Develop technical knowledge of the respiratory products/services provided and be able to provide information of same to others upon request.
  • Assist with preventive maintenance, required service checks, and patient/environmental assessment on home respiratory equipment during visits with patients.
  • Assume on-call responsibilities during non-business hours in accordance with company policy.
  • Maintain, update, and implement patients' plan of care, clinical plan of care, and records according to Company policy.
  • Monitor respiratory supply levels and place appropriate orders as approved by the Office Manager.
  • Assist with implementation of quality improvement program to meet company and accreditation standards.
  • Develop basic reimbursement knowledge and completely document all information necessary to ensure reimbursement for all appropriate equipment, products and services.
Required Qualification:
  • Experience in HME or Home Health industry preferred or equivalent experience in respiratory care.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Respiratory Care and related HME equipment.
  • Registered/Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner, Washington State License, or Licensed Registered Nurse with equivalent experience.

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Posted: Jul 22, 2020

Type: Full Time

Category: Healthcare & Medical