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Respiratory Therapist

  • Category: Clinical
  • Location: Multiple Locations, TX
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Posted: 11/11/2014

Job Description:
The RT/CRTT will function under the direct supervision of the Office Manager and the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer.

The RT/CRTT is responsible for providing the set-up, administration and therapeutic use of medical gases and administration apparatus, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, medications, ventilatory support, airway management, chest physiotherapy as they relate to the patient in the home environment.  The RT/CRTT is also responsible for the provision of general medical equipment and supplies to the company’s patient population, as ordered by a physician.
            
CUSTOMER SERVICE:
1. Treats all patient and families with dignity and respect, ensuring their right for modesty and privacy at all times.
2.Consistently demonstrates courtesy in the patient’s homes, on the telephone and with co-workers.
3. Maintains strict confidentiality of the patient and company information.
4.Demonstrates competence in identifying immediate patient needs, and responds to those needs effectively.
5.Acts professional and efficiently at all times, keeping personal phone calls and interactions at an absolute minimum.
6. Displays ability to listen attentively and eagerness to learn new skills.
7.Willingly seeks additional work when assigned tasks are completed.
    
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Equipment Set-Ups:
2.  Clinical Equipment Follow-Ups:
3. Equipment Pick-Ups:
4. Equipment Cleaning and Warehouse Maintenance:
5. Patient Education:
6. Safety:
7. Performs other related duties as requested by supervisor.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:  The RT/CRTT will only practice medically acceptable methods of treatment vested in him through the authority of the ordering physician.  He/she will continually strive to increase and improve his knowledge and skill and render to each patient, the full measure of his/her ability, providing all durable medical equipment and respiratory therapy services with respect for the dignity of the patient.   He/she will at all times behave in a manner conducive to a professional and positive working environment.  When assignments are completed, he/she will willingly seek additional tasks.
                
SKILL: Must possess a moderate level of skill in working with respiratory and general durable medical equipment. Must have good interpersonal relationship skills in dealing with patients, families, physicians, other health care workers and co-workers.
MENTAL APPLICATIONS: Requires constant modification in the application of home medical equipment and respiratory care procedures, as the possibility of patient injury exists.  Must be mentally alert to any signs of patient injury as a result of medical equipment or respiratory care services.  Must be able to plan and organize work for effectiveness and efficiency.  Must be able to effectively respond to change of work assignment, multi-tasking and frequent interruptions.
         
EDUCATION: Must be a graduate of an A.M.S. approved, certified respiratory therapy technician program and successfully completed the exam, as given by the National Board of Respiratory Care.
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