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Respiratory Therapist, PRN Outpatient

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JOB PURPOSE:
Performs patient assessments and testing, provides patient education, and monitors compliance with prescribed therapies related to pulmonary diseases and sleep disorders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Timely completion of prescribed testing and/or therapies.
2. Patient education.
3. Medication administration.
4. Accurate documentation in electronic medical record.
5. Calibration and maintenance of equipment.
6. Serves as a resource for other clinical staff.
PULMONARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Six-minute walk testing.
2. Body Box testing.
3. Niox testing.
4. Overnight oximetry testing.
5. Oxygen orders.
6. Assist provider with any necessary oxygen/ pulmonary testing requested.
7. In-basket management.
8. O2 CMN management.
9. Patient call management.
DME RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Proper set-up of initial device for patients
2. Maintaining proper supplies for patient needs
3. Compliance monitoring for patients on equipment
4. Ongoing communication with patient and provider to ensure the patient maintains compliance.
5. Knowledge of common issues patients may experience while on DME equipment for education with patient.
6. In-basket management
7. Paper DME CMN management
8. Patient call management
9. Assist provider with any necessary DME related request.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
1. Skill and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
2. Skill and ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
3. Knowledge of medical terminology and pulmonary anatomy
4. Knowledge of commonly used practices and procedures within the field of pulmonary and sleep medicine
5. Knowledge and ability to operate various equipment related to pulmonary diseases and sleep disorders
6. Ability to work effectively with industry vendors and customers.
7. Ability to provide good interpersonal skills and work as a member of a team.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy Sciences.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Previous Working Experience in Respiratory care, or successful completion of department specific orientation including skills validation of competencies for the duties and responsibilities of this level.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and Licensed by the State of Georgia under the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

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Position Information

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Posted

02/09/2024

Type

Other

Job ID

2401046

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