Respiratory Therapist

Posted: 04/30/2023

The Respiratory Therapist administers medically prescribed respiratory therapy while following AARC best practices guidelines. They will meet patient goals and needs and provide quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results. They will also help patients accomplish treatment plans. Must be a graduate of an accredited respiratory care school. Illinois license as a respiratory therapist and RRT/CRT credential per NBRC.

Respiratory Therapist Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited respiratory care school. Illinois License as a Respiratory Therapist and RRT/CRT credential per NBRC.
  • Data entry experience.
  • General computer competency; typing 45 word per minute.
  • General Microsoft office software skills.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Clear written and spoken communication.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Exercises good judgment and decision making.
  • Previous relevant experience preferred.
  • Excellent human relation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, and physicians.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge and adherence to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Strong working knowledge of most up-to-date therapy procedures for patients
  • Excellent bedside manner
  • Must have a valid IL driver’s license and clean driving record.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Administer medically prescribed respiratory therapy, while following AARC Best Practices Guidelines.
  • Meets patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians and by prescription.
  • Helps patient accomplish treatment plans through extensive patient/caregiver education of oxygen therapy, PAP therapy and NIV.
  • Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.
  • Provides customer in-home setups and location visits
  • Documents and reports the patient’s status to the prescribing physician as required.
  • Documents and maintains the patient’s clinical status and current patient information in medical
    software programs.
  • Ensures all patient documentation is completed accurately and submitted in the required time frame.
  • Maintains patient confidence by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies and maintaining a current Illinois State license.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements.
  • Communicates and coordinates collection of patient deductible and co-payments.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Services staff to provide a high level of customer service to our patients.
  • Coordinates follow up physician appointments to ensure face to face visits are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Complete follow-up calls to patients.
  • Responds to customer requests courteously and with respect
  • Approaches customers and inquiries in a manner which represents ownership
  • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems and making recommendations to executive leadership
  • Refers troubleshooting calls to appropriate department
  • Reports any patient or referral related problems to Department Manager immediately
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with referral sources to include education on medical equipment qualification and policy changes
  • Promote company program and services to assigned referral source.
  • Meets monthly and quarterly productivity goals
  • Adherence to the Prism Health Care Services’ Employee Handbook
  • Adherence to Prism Health Care Services’ Policies and Procedures
  • Supports the mission, vision and strategic plan of the organization.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results
  • Communicates necessary information to the Manager and Co-workers
  • Assumes on-call responsibilities for phone consultations or home visits during non-business hours
  • Works on weekends when required
  • Attend in-service training when required
  • Performs other duties as assigned