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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Grand Rapids, MI
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SUMMARY: To provide and coordinate Respiratory care services. Respiratory care services means preventative services, diagnostic services, therapeutic services, and rehabilitative services under the written, verbal, or telecommunicated order of a physician to an individual with a disorder, disease, or abnormality of the cardiopulmonary system as diagnosed by a physician. Respiratory care services involve, but are not limited to, observing, assessing, and monitoring signs and symptoms, reactions, general behavior, and general physical response of individuals to respiratory care services, including determination of whether those signs, symptoms, reactions, behaviors, or general physical response exhibit abnormal characteristics; development, implementation, and modification of respiratory care treatments plans based on assessed abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, respiratory care protocols, clinical pathways, referrals, and written, verbal, or telecommunicated orders of a physician; application, operation, and management of mechanical ventilatory support and other means of life support; and the initiation of emergency procedures under the rules of promulgated by the board. All clinical respiratory services will be provided by qualified personnel and administered in accordance with organization’s policies and job descriptions, federal, state, and local laws, and established regulatory guidelines as dictated by the State Respiratory Care Board. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following and other duties that may be assigned by management. Coordinates and performs clinical respiratory services provided to customers.Provides appropriate deliveries, set-up, and instruction to clinical respiratory customers.Provides plan of service / plan of treatment services to evaluate, assess and meet the customer’s needs, goals and requirements and / or appropriateness of service / therapy.Markets and promotes the clinical respiratory services of the company to the referral sources and the health care community.Coordinates and performs quality assurance and oxygen concentrator maintenance service as described in the maintenance reference manuals.Coordinates and performs quality assurance and maintenance services on respiratory therapy items as described in the maintenance reference manuals.Delivers and instructs customer and / or caregivers on the proper and safe use of oxygen concentrators, liquid oxygen system, cylinder oxygen system and respiratory items.Instructs customers and / or care givers on infection control procedures and are in compliance with internal and external regulations.Coordinates and/or completes all equipment maintenance management records as required by the organization. Coordinates and assists with obtaining all prescriptions and / or Certificate of Medical Necessity forms required for internal and external policies and regulations and for billing to insurance companies. Conducts or arranges in-service for staff relating to respiratory equipment services.Gather any needed customer or insurance information as required.Provides on-call services as required by the company. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.People oriented, detail oriented good management skills. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good knowledge of medical terminology. Valid Driver’s License. EDUCATION and / or EXPERIENCE: One year certificate from college or technical school; or a minimum of three to five years experience in a hospital, home health agency, or home medical equipment company and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION: Must have a current certificate / licenses / registration on file. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger functions, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and / or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. ORIENTATION: Must successfully complete an orientation program on all-appropriate oxygen equipment and respiratory therapy items and related paperwork. Must review and be familiar with company policies and procedures as stated in company manuals. CONTINUING EDUCATION: . Must attend periodic in services or training classes as designated by management.


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