Respiratory Therapist - PRN NEEDED
at American Senior Communities

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

Job Description

We are currently accepting applications for the following position:


Respiratory Therapist  

PRN NEEDED 

 

The Respiratory Therapist delivers quality Pulmonary Rehabilitative services for patients, caregivers, and facilities to optimize clinical outcomes in accordance with principles and practices of respiratory therapy and with company policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

  • Evaluates, assesses, and determines realistic patient goals relating to pulmonary rehabilitative services.
  • Coordinates and develops individualized plans of care for patients in collaboration with other members of the rehabilitative team. Accurately document progress toward identified objectives.
  • Communicates the patient’s functional status and needs to the patient, caregivers, and other professionals as appropriate.
  • Complies with Minimum Data Set (MDS) procedures and effective care plans.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner including outcomes data.
  • Supports patient learning skills and techniques utilized in protocols, and monitors patient and family needs.
  • Acts as a resource to other healthcare professionals regarding Pulmonary Rehabilitative procedures and the appropriate utilization of various services provided.
  • Establishes and maintains courteous and helpful interaction patterns with facility staff, patients, and other caregivers, which reflect sensitivity to individual needs and a caring, problem-solving approach.  Provides direct patient care and conducts patient training sessions.
  • Actively integrates therapy’s role into facility and interdisciplinary treatment teams.
  • Maintains positive communications and enhances relations with all internal and external customers.
  • Adheres to state regulations concerning the practice of respiratory therapy.
  • Contributes to facility patient care, utilization review, case management, administrative staff/department head, and care conference activities/communications.
  • Serves as a consultant to therapy staff and nursing staff.  Provides in-services as requested.
  • Establishes and maintains a good working relationship with other healthcare professionals and colleagues making appropriate referrals to other members of the rehabilitation team.
  • Initiates department emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Adheres to established-company and facility policies and procedures related to environmental safety, orderliness, risk management, infection control and emergency situations; and the patient’s Bill of Rights.
  • Submits billing, payroll and expense documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assists in collection of all necessary data for rehabilitation services.

Job Requirements

Must be available to work varying hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Minimum of current BLS certification, ACLS certification preferred.

Graduate of an CoARC (Committee on the Accreditation of Respiratory Care) accredited school of therapy program.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

Valid State license.

Job Snapshot

About Us

At a time when home and health services are seen as fragmented and, consequently, frustrating, where can today’s senior adults find a housing community to call home? That was our challenge, and the reason we created American Senior Communities. We’ve created senior living communities specifically designed to serve today’s seniors by providing a multitude of lifestyle choices with integrated services and amenities.

Each American Senior Community is part of the neighborhood in which it exists. Our leaders and staff live in surrounding areas and know the community well. We value the same things in life that you do. The foundation of our senior living communities is based on the knowledge that we’ll be part of your neighborhood for many, many years.

When someone chooses to live in one of our retirement communities or health care facilities, we become an extension of their family. We take the time to get to know each of our residents and their families on a personal level. Our communities are made up of individuals, and with that in mind, we focus on serving individual needs.

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