Job Duties Include: A Respiratory Therapist is a licensed professional who provides direct and indirect patient care services under a physician’s orders or plan of care and in accordance with the policies and procedures of Walgreens, the state’s professional standards, and other regulatory entities. The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for establishing and implementing care plans, educating patients/caregivers and evaluating progress toward goals. The Respiratory Therapist has obtained a nationally recognized registration or certification and additional competencies, allowing for independence in the practice of the specialty.
Provides instruction to patients and/or caregivers on the proper use of equipment and/or respiratory care procedures. Under the direction of the patient’s physician, safely performs and documents respiratory care procedures in a manner consistent with Walgreens Policy. Develops and implements respiratory care plan for patients receiving Clinical Respiratory Services. Arranges daily activities with regards to patient safety and team communication. Ensures patients and/or caregivers can effectively operate and maintain equipment. Responsible for routine patent follow-up contacts based on individual needs. Inspects and tests equipment to ensure proper operating condition.
Participates in multidisciplinary team conferences and maintains professional license where certified. Prepares and submits documentation containing all pertinent information, care plans, physician prescriptions and services rendered within the required time frame. Communicates with the patient’s physician and supervisor regarding patient treatment, medical condition and home environment as needed to ensure continuity of care. Observes legal and ethical guidelines for safeguarding the confidentiality of patient and proprietary Walgreens information. Responds to emergency calls on an on-call basis.
- Registration or certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Current license in the current state of practice. NOTE: In states without licensure requirements for Respiratory Therapist, contractual staff designated as Respiratory Therapists by their employing institutions need only meet those requirements necessary to fulfill the standards of practice in their area.
- Required certification in CPR.
- Access to a reliable means of transportation which will enable the incumbents to make home visits to treat/attend to their patients. If such means of transportation would include a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license and a proof of insurance would be required.
- At least 2 years of respiratory therapy experience in home health care or hospital setting.
- Experience building and maintaining relationships within a team.
- Basic email skills, internet explorer (sending, receiving, and organizing communications).
- Basic level PC skills (for example: start up and shut down computer, use mouse to point and click, start and close programs, switch between programs, save files, print documents, access information on-line, etc).
- Willing to travel at least 50% of the time for business purposes.
- CRT or RRT
- Experience in patient care standards required for safe delivery of services in, Oxygen Therapy, Nebulization Therapy, Apnea Monitoring, Suctioning, Nasal CPAP, Ventilation, Pulse oximetry.
- At least 1 year of experience providing critical care, such as NBICU, PICU, SICU or equivalent, caring for complex respiratory patients as needed.
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