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Respiratory Therapist (Home Health) - Homecare Dimensions - Austin, TX more...
Location:Austin, TX
Company:OptumCare
First posted:June 15, 2017
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Opportunities with Homecare Dimensions. For more than 20 years, Homecare Dimensions has been bringing compassionate and skilled care into the homes of patients throughout Southern Texas. Our focus on combining empathy with quality of care enables us to effectively act as a supportive partner to primary care providers. And that makes our organization a perfect fit to Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. Career opportunities with Homecare Dimensions provide you with flexibility, autonomy and incredible support. More importantly, youll discover the tools, resources, training and technology that only a leader like Optum can provide. Want to make a bigger difference? Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The majority of your work is in the field at patients homes. Hours vary during the day and do include on-call as well. Candidates must be willing to travel daily within the assigned area. Position requires at least 90% of time away from office.

The Home Respiratory Therapist is responsible for delivery and set-up of home respiratory therapy equipment.Conducts patient and caregiver instruction and performs periodic follow-up visits.
Primary Responsibilities:

Receives orders for home respiratory equipment and delivers equipment to patients home or extended care facilities and completes necessary set-up procedures
Instructs patients, caregivers and / or nursing staff in the proper use, disinfection, maintenance and safety of all equipment and supplies
Performs respiratory assessments and oximetries when indicated and recommends appropriate equipment and services to physicians and nursing staff
Assesses the home environment to include safety, storage facilities, cleanliness and ability to support the equipment (e.g. refrigeration, electricity)
Conducts scheduled patient and equipment follow-up, including trouble-shooting and service calls
Assists in maintaining inventory of respiratory supplies and equipmentProvides in-service education to staff on equipment operation, care and maintenance
Performs on-call duties after normal work hours
Plans and prepares written treatment plan for clinical respiratory patients based on evaluation of patient data in conjunction with the physician, patient and caregiver(s)Identifies and addresses barriers to desired outcomes
Sets goals of therapy in conjunction with patient / caregiver(s) and physician and evaluates the effectiveness of treatment and outcomes of care, adjusting treatment as needed to achieve maximum benefit
Coordinates care with physician and other disciplines or providers involved in patients care. Plans for patient discharge
Advises and consults with patients, caregivers and other staff members. Provides technical assistance with equipment as needed
Documents patient interventions that reflect delivery of safe and high-quality home health care during the patient encounter. Turns in all documentation within 48 hours of the visit (visits performed on Thursday, Friday or Saturday are due on Monday)
Documents all communications with the patient, family, physician, other disciplines, and appropriate others as indicated on communication notes
Supervises Respiratory Therapy Technician(s)
Participates in in-services and educational programs
Demonstrates knowledge and observance of the Patient's Bill of Rights
Follows all infection control, standard precautions, and safety guidelines / standards per agency policy

Required Qualifications:

Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Therapy program and / or certification by the NBRC
Currently licensed as a Respiratory Therapist in the state of Texas
Maintains certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support Course C
Familiarity with medical terminology and equipment
Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctors diagnosis of disease
Preferred Qualifications:

1 year clinical experience desired
Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Physical Demands:

Ability to lift and carry heavy respiratory equipment, weighing up to 75 pounds
Ability to work in a stressful environment. Positive work environment is promoted for all agency employees
Position requires extensive periodic travel within the agency's service area. Ability to transgress entries and exits, to transport self from place to place using an automobile and accomplish personal locomotion from place to place

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 90,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords:RT, Respiratory Therapist, Austin, TX, Home Health

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