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Respiratory Clinician

Company: Apria Healthcare
Location: Hilo
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Job Description:

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 Clinician 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: Evangelize our customers and turn our disgruntled patients into our biggest fans . 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 The Respiratory Clinician provides 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. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES N/A MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Meets company minimum standard of Background Check Education and/or Experience Graduate of an accredited program for respiratory therapy is required for Respiratory Care Practitioners. At least one year related experience is preferred. 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. Must hold an active Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license, Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license, or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license  in the state of practice and all states that the location covers.. Successful completion of Apria's respiratory therapy orientation and competency evaluation program. Respiratory Care Practitioner Registration or certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).  Does not apply to RN or LPN clinicians 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 Basic skills in Access, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio, Word Language Skills English (reading, writing, verbal) Bilingual (reading, writing, verbal) preferred 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. OTHER INFORMATION The essential duties and responsibilities, physical requirements, and work environment described above are representative of those typically required for this position but may vary depending on staffing and business needs at specific locations. The inclusion or omission of a specific duty or physical requirement is, therefore, not determinative of whether that function is essential to a specific individual’s position. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to assist or enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 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

Keywords: Apria Healthcare, Hilo , Respiratory Clinician, Other , Hilo, Hawaii

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