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Respiratory Therapist - RT

Company: Apria Healthcare
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary (External):

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Apria Healthcare’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our patients at home. We are looking for empathetic, thoughtful and compassionate people, to meet the needs of our patients.   Already an industry leader in healthcare services, we provide home respiratory services and select medical equipment to help our patients sleep better, breathe better, heal faster, and thrive longer

 

The Respiratory Therapist will provide excellent customer service and product information, solutions and relevant details to patients and providers.  Most importantly, this position provides above and beyond communication with our patients so that they feel heard, understood, valued and more connected with Apria.  Key responsibilities for creating a positive, patient-centric environment include:

  • Build customer loyalty and retention.
  • Support our Field teams, Operations and Sales, by delivering timely feedback that empowers our teams to deliver exceptional patient experiences.
  • Critically problem-solve common complaints by flagging trends and partnering cross-functionally to recommend and implement preventative measures.
  • Proactively create a better patient experience.
  • Be a champion of the employee experience and drive our unique company culture.
  • Support the development and implementation of employee programs that nurture our company's core values to engage employees and create a positive culture.

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

Assists in the treatment and management of patients with clinical needs.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides instruction to patients and/or caregivers on the proper use of equipment and/or respiratory care procedures. 
  • Ensures patients and/or caregivers can effectively operate and maintain equipment. Performs clinical assessments and tests such as pulse oximetry, ETCO2, spirometry, and vital signs.  
  • Responsible for routine patient follow-up contacts based on individual needs.
  • May need to perform on-call duties as needed.
  • Provides and operates various types of respiratory care equipment including but not limited to oxygen therapy, nebulization therapy, apnea monitoring, suctioning, PAP, invasive and non-invasive ventilation.
  • Inspects and tests equipment to ensure proper operating condition.
  • Prepares and maintains a record for each patient containing all pertinent information, care plans, physician prescriptions and follow-up documentation.
  • Responsible for accurate data entry on monitoring websites for certain respiratory equipment
  • Consults with referring physician regarding patient treatment, medical condition, home environment, and Plan of Care.
  • Participates in ongoing education and training sessions regarding respiratory patient care.
  • Assist with patient scheduling as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Minimum Required Qualifications (External):
  • Meets company minimum standard of Background Check

 

Education and/or Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited program for respiratory therapy is required
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations
  • Must possess a valid and current driver’s license and auto insurance per Apria policy. May be required to drive personal vehicle for patient home visits.
  • Successful completion of Apria's respiratory therapy orientation and competency evaluation program.
  • Registration or certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).  Does not include RN or LPN clinicians.
  • Hold a current RCP license in the state of practice (or states that the location covers) if that state requires an RCP license to allow the practice of respiratory therapy.
  • Hold a current CPR Certification.
  • Hold all applicable licensure in good standing for all states of practice.

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Customer/Patient-Focused: You start with the customer/patient and work backwards. You invest the time and energy to understand the customer’s/patients’ objectives, then tie all your activities directly to the achievement of those objectives.
  • Action-Oriented: You thrive as a self-starter who proactively senses and responds to problems and opportunities and requires minimal supervision.
  • Collaborative: You love teamwork. Your colleagues love having you on the team. You work well across functions and groups.
  • An Effective Communicator: You write and speak clearly, concisely and with a spirit of partnership. You actively inform and inspire with your messaging. You speak plainly and are transparent with your business colleagues.
  • Energetic & Passionate: Your passion and energy for health and well-being is deeply founded in your desire to help others and to be a positive role model.
  • Relationship Builder: You excel in getting people involved and building a network of contacts that allow you to multiply your influence on the organization.

 

Computer Skills

  • Ability to use electronic hand held device
  • Microsoft Office programs
  • Basic printing/faxing/scanning

 

Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

  • At least one year related experience is preferred.

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Language Skills

  • Bilingual (reading, writing, verbal)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment.  Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.  Must be able to travel by plane and automobile (if applicable). Possible lifting of equipment up to 50 lbs.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

  • The employee is required to safely operate a motor vehicle during the day and night and in a wide range of weather and traffic conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is varies based on the locations or activities proximate to which can range from low to high.
  • There is moderate exposure to dust, fume, mists and odors.
  • Temperature ranges from normal indoor climate-controlled environment in buildings or vehicles and various outdoor conditions and temperature extremes encountered throughout the year in a variety of US states.
  • General lighting is generally provided via florescent lighting indoors, and natural lighting outdoors, and low light conditions consistent with outdoor and/or night working environment.
  • During off site travel events the employee may be exposed to higher noise levels requiring the use of hearing protection, with moderate potential exposure to moderate dust, chemicals, fumes and odors, as well as cryogenic and cleaning agents.
  • During off site travel events the employee may be required to ride in company delivery vehicles and accompany employees on deliveries and enter into patient homes.
  • May be required to receive vaccinations and participate in medical assessments and testing consistent with the work environment or patients exposed to.
  • Will be required to wear various personal protective equipment consistent with the hazards encountered in this role.
  • Will be required to use hand tools for assembly and repair, material handling equipment, cutting, carrying devices, cleanup kits or equipment.
  • May be required to work with cryogenic fluids requiring special precautions and PPE.

 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

What We Have To Offer/ The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Paid Time Off, including Vacation, Personal Time, Paid Sick Leave & Paid Holidays
  • 401K Savings Plan (available immediately)
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employee Referral Reward Program
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan (available immediately)
  • We recognize our veterans by offering a company paid day off for Veterans Day
  • Career Advancement/ Development Opportunities

     

Apria Healthcare is committed to hiring veterans and military spouses. 

 

Benefits:

Comprehensive benefits package offered for eligible employees:

  • Competitive salary
  • Ability to have early access to earned wages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts and Healthcare Savings Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off, including Vacation, Personal Time, Paid Sick Leave & Paid Holidays
  • 401K Savings Plan (available immediately)
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employee Referral Reward Program
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan (available immediately)
  • We recognize our veterans by offering a company paid day off for Veterans Day
  • Career Advancement/ Development Opportunities
Compensation:
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience
  • Annual compensation is based on a 40 hour week
EEO Statement:

As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet

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