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Respiratory Therapist

at Rotech Healthcare, Inc. in FORT SMITH, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

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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 contribute to delivering outstanding customer service and patient care through hundreds of locations across 45 states. For additional information, please visit our company homepage www.rotech.com

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Summary

We are seeking a qualified Respiratory Therapist (RRT / CRT / RN) to join the Rotech team. This position is responsible for providing clinical patient services and support within the location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

+ Available for on-call assignments as needed

+ Maintains documentation of all services provided and all work performed per Rotech’s policies and procedures

+ Provides in-home and location visits with patients

+ Provides Sleep Central Clinics (where applicable) for patients

+ 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 or physical assessment

+ 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

+ e) Potential consequences of noncompliance

+ f) Potential adverse reactions/side effects from therapy

+ Sets up all and monitors ongoing function of highly technical respiratory equipment; a) Invasive ventilator, b) Noninvasive ventilator and/or c) Infant monitors

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

+ Degree in respiratory therapy or related science is preferred

+ Completion of an accredited program/degree in respiratory care preferred

+ Must be licensed in primary state of home office and may be required to obtain license in neighboring states

+ 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) depending upon state licensure laws

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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; Word and Excel

+ Office equipment; fax machine, copier, printer, phone and computer

Work Environment

+ Office and warehouse environments

+ Travel via automobile to patient’s homes, referral sources and meetings

+ Maybe required to use a personal vehicle (depending on the location) for business activities with reimbursement

+ Occasionally works alternative schedules to accommodate clinics

Benefits

+ 401k

+ Medical, Dental and Vision

+ Life Insurance and Disability

+ Generous Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

+ Bonus and Incentive Opportunities (Non-Exempt and Exempt)

+ Mileage reimbursement (when applicable for the position)

+ Telephone reimbursement (when applicable for the position)

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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. Rotech Healthcare Inc. is a DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

REQ #: 2021-11252

Street: 8501 HWY 271 S

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Job Posting: JC182691018

Posted On: May 02, 2021

Updated On: Aug 12, 2021