Registered Respiratory Therapist
Pacific Pulmonary Services - Plattsburgh, NY

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Respiratory Therapist

REVISED : October 2009

REPORTS TO : Operations Manager FSLA STATUS : Non Exempt

Company Overview

Pacific Pulmonary Services is one of the largest providers of home oxygen, sleep therapy and respiratory medications in the United States. We have more than 1200 employees dedicated to patient care and service. Our operations include 100 local service centers across 16 states, a pharmacy and sleep therapy operations center in Bakersfield, CA, a Customer Care Center in Lexington, KY, Reimbursement Centers in Brentwood, CA and Omaha, NE and our Corporate Administration and Training Center in Novato, CA.

Why PPS?
  • PPS has been growing for 30 years and we are continuing to expand and open new centers.
  • As we grow there are opportunities for advancement.
  • We base our decisions and actions on the following values: putting patients first, integrity, teamwork, achievement, accountability and fun.
  • Benefits include competitive compensation and performance incentives and a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan with matching and paid
POSITION SUMMARY:

The Respiratory Therapist/Respiratory Care Provider is accountable for the performance and tracking of all professional respiratory service functions within the assigned centers. The Respiratory Therapist/Respiratory Care Provider educates staff, patients and healthcare providers in the function of respiratory equipment. Respiratory Therapist/Respiratory Care Provider generates sales through effective and efficient sales and marketing efforts, and develops information on local managed care organizations and affiliations.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge and a high quality of proficiency in the equipment categories that are provided (oxygen therapy, aerosol and humidity therapy, IPPB therapy, chest physiotherapy instruction, artificial airway care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, nasal CPAP, apnea monitor, ventilator monitoring, mechanical ventilation, other equipment as may be designated).
  • Provide education and support on all equipment as set out above to patient, center staff and referral sources.
  • Complete daily activities as assigned in sufficient quantity to achieve a high level of work productivity within the center.
  • Set up clinical equipment and provide complete patient instruction according to established policy and procedure.
  • Complete follow-up contact and documentation, including Plans of Care, in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Communicate findings to physician and center staff as necessary.
  • Assist Customer Service Representative in collection of data for respiratory patients.
  • Obtain all information from patients at time of delivery as requested by Center staff.
  • Report promptly to work on a daily basis and maintain acceptable attendance record.
  • Assist with cleaning, inspection and packaging of respiratory therapy equipment in Center.
  • Participate, as required, in On-Call shifts and respond promptly to On-Call personnel.
  • Make sales and marketing calls on existing and potential referral sources and managed care organizations, in a professional manner in appropriate business attire.
  • Gather and assimilate data on existing and potential referral sources, and sales and marketing efforts and report this information in an organized manner on a periodic basis, as requested by management.
  • Use sales and marketing tools provided by Pacific Pulmonary Services and oneself for more productive efforts.
  • Recommend additional product lines for Pacific Pulmonary Services to offer.
  • Assist in the operation of the center when absolutely necessary to serve walk-up patients or a high volume of incoming calls.
  • Participate in all scheduled staff meetings and in-services.
  • Complete all job functions in a safe, orderly and courteous manner.
  • Perform any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by management.

MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

RRT, RCP, or CRTT with current license or other exempted licensed person whose training, State licensure and scope of practice includes respiratory care. Must have two (2) years minimum work experience. CPR (Basic Life-saver) or CPR instructor certification. Valid driver's license with a clean driving record. Must possess good people skills, be able to delegate and follow-up.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Lifting and loading of equipment into and out of delivery vehicles and patient homes.
Minimum physical requirements are the ability lift 50 lbs. squatting and 100 lbs. leveraged.
A physical examination by a PPS designated doctor will be required to certify that the individual can meet this minimum physical requirement.

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