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Respiratory Therapist (Full Time)

Company: Apria Healthcare
Location: Staten Island
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Job Description:

Apria Healthcare is one of the nations leading providers of home healthcare products and services including respiratory therapy, sleep apnea therapy, non-invasive ventilation therapy, enteral nutrition therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and home medical equipment. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Apria owns and operates branch locations across the nation and serves more than 1.8 million patients each year. With over $1 Billion in annual revenues, Apria is one of the largest home healthcare companies in the United States. Apria was the first company of its type to obtain voluntary accreditation from The Joint Commission and has been continuously accredited for more than 25 years. 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. QUALIFICATIONS Must be 21 years of age Meets company minimum standard of Background Check Graduate of an accredited program for respiratory therapy is required Must possess a valid and current drivers license and auto insurance per Apria policy. May be required to drive personal vehicle for patient home visits. Registration or certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). 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. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Ability to multi-task effectively. Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the phone and electronically Successful completion of Apria's respiratory therapy orientation and competency evaluation program. Ability to use electronic hand-held device Microsoft Office programs Basic printing/faxing/scanning Please visit www.apria.com and apply to job number 2018-3506 or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://careers-apria.icims.com/jobs/3506/respiratory-therapist/job

Keywords: Apria Healthcare, New York, Respiratory Therapist (Full Time), Healthcare, Staten Island, New York

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