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Location:
Troy, Michigan
Job category:
Home Care
Position type:
Full-time
Advertiser:
Sleep Solutions Home Medical

Registered Respiratory Therapist – Home Care – Sleep Solutions Home Medical

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.  Assume primary responsibility for respiratory care modalities.  Initial instruct of proper equipment use in the home; maintain patient records; select, assemble, check and operate equipment.  Be well organized.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: 

  • Analyze medical data
  • Examine documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
  • Apply oral or written communication techniques
  • Plan therapy treatment program
  • Set up medical equipment
  • Analyze patient activity
  • Apply interpersonal communication techniques
  • Apply telephone communication in customer service
  • Apply knowledge of the anatomy
  • Maintain therapy equipment
  • Apply knowledge of medical terminology
  • Apply patient care procedures
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner and in accordance with company policies
  • Conduct or attend staff meetings
  • Apply principles or theories of human growth and development
  • Make decisions
  • Read and understand operating manuals
  • Apply principles of human disabilities
  • Collect clinical data
  • Observe patient condition
  • Perform safety inspections in the home care setting
  • Apply sanitation practices to health care
  • Work with persons with mental disabilities or illnesses
  • Assess therapy needs of patients
  • Maintain records, reports, or files
  • Process paperwork

Customer Support Person:

  • Apply telephone communication in customer service
  • wants to delight customers, above and beyond the call of duty
  • has intimate knowledge of the customer’s needs
  • has empathy for the customers situation
  • is able to communicate clearly, both written and in speech
  • talks in a way the customer can understand
  • has a “thick skin” and is able to handle complaints, even when handling unpleasant customers
  • works accurate and with eye for detail
  • handles in the best interest of both customer and company
  • has a pleasant, friendly style
  • is willing to build a long-term relationship with the customer

TASKS include:

  • Maintain charts that contain patients’ pertinent identification and therapy information
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians’ orders
  • Read prescription, and review patient information to assess patient condition
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently
  • Make emergency visits to resolve equipment problems
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears
  • Demonstrate respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel
  • Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment
  • Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians’ orders

SUPERVISOR:  Clinical Manager

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION OR KNOWLEDGE:

  • Must have education from an accredited Sleep Program.
  • Basic math skills
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Knowledge of durable medical equipment
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

EXPERIENCE OR SKILLS:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  May require extended hours of driving, including driving in inclement weather.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Sleep Solutions Inc. will not discriminate because of a disability and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Responsibilities, skills and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

For more information send an email to: Careers@sleepsolutionsinc.com

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