Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory Therapist, Certified - Home Health, Respiratory Therapist, Registered, Respiratory Therapist, Registered - Home Health
Roslyn Heights, NY
A Respiratory Therapist is a NBRC credentialed professional who provides respiratory care to patients in alternate sites in accordance with AdaptHealth’s policies and procedures. Respiratory care will be preventative, rehabilitative, and palliative in nature. The Respiratory Therapist will utilize all the resources available within the agency and community to accomplish care objectives. Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities: -Utilizes various sources of information to attain greater competence about his or her position, including attending educational events (including attending optional in-services) and asking questions. -Utilizes acquired knowledge to increase his or her competencies. -Demonstrates initiative at disseminating knowledge to others. -Contributes to other employees’ orientations whenever possible. -Consistently demonstrates ability to adequately complete all documentation and charting procedures in compliance with ACHC and company policy and procedures. -Maintains complete and accurate patient files by updating all documents per company policy and procedures. -Reviews Plan of Treatments and Care Plans to assure they are accurate and up to date. -Documents procedures including how the patient tolerated a procedure, side effects and other pertinent information. -Assists with authorization for CPAP/BiPAP referrals for patients. -Shows adequate knowledge of respiratory equipment and displays ability to utilize knowledge in the clinical setting. -Demonstrates ability to effectively troubleshoot equipment in the field successfully. -Maintains inventory control of CPAP/BiPAP supplies for sleep center. -Displays knowledge of assessment skills and demonstrates application of clinical skills during set-ups, follow-ups, and in-services. -Participates in discharge planning of highly technical cases. -Performs clinical assessments as needed and reports results and recommendations to the referral and physician. -Participates in highly technical discharges and prepares in advance to assure the patient and caregivers have a smooth transition to the home setting. -Performs in-services to hospital staff, referrals, other professionals regarding equipment & issues of clinical nature. -Follows up with physician and referrals regarding patient status and documents accurately and in a timely manner. -Retain knowledge of and consistently adhere to procedures for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), infection control and hazardous materials handling. -Works with the Community Education staff to promote AdaptHealth by new program development, operational backup, personal visits, coordination of educational activities, etc. -Assume on-call responsibilities during non-business hours in accordance with company policy. Supports this group with feedback, accompanying referral visits, and coordination with operational components. -Contribute to the growth of the branch by participating in the patient recommendation process where 20% of all O2 admissions have a MD approved recommendation. -Maintain patient confidentiality and function within the guidelines of HIPAA. -Complete assigned compliance training and other educational programs as required. -Maintain compliant with AdaptHealth’s Compliance Program. -Perform other related duties as assigned. Competency, Skills and Abilities: -Competent in PAP, Ventilator, Airway Clearance, and Oxygen therapy administration and management -Able to perform clinical assessments and make recommendations to physicians. -Equipment troubleshooting and maintenance skills. -Problem solving skills with attention to detail. -Strong verbal and written communication -Excellent customer service skills -Ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities and tasks. -Independent decision making -Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications -Education and Experience Requirements: Associates degree from an AMA approved respiratory program, Valid and unrestricted RT clinical license in all states serviced by the branch. -Must be CPR certified, -One (1) year of clinical experience as a Health Care RT or HME RT -Valid and unrestricted driver’s license Physical Demands and Work Environment: -Must be able to lift 50 pounds, stand, bend, stoop, and be able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time. -Must be able to perform one-man CPR. -Ability to perform repetitive movements of the upper extremities’ motions of wrists, hands, and/or fingers due to extensive computer use. -May be exposed to unsanitary conditions in some home settings. -Work environment may be stressful at times, as overall office activities and work levels fluctuate. -May be exposed to high crime areas within the service community. -Subject to long periods of sitting and exposure to computer screen. -May be exposed to hazardous materials, loud noise, extreme heat/cold, direct, or indirect contact with airborne, bloodborne, and/or other potentially infectious pathogen. -May be exposed to angry or irate customers or patients. -Must be able to drive and travel as needed. -Physical and mental ability to provide clinical assessments. -Requires travel throughout service area and use of personal vehicles. -Metal ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. -Must be able to access the patient’s residence.

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