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Respiratory Therapist - Home Health

Company: SSM Health
Location: Madison
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

At SSM Health at Home, we offer a range of services – all with one goal: to keep our patients as safe and independent as possible at home. We believe the important work we do together in health care allows you to Fulfill Your Calling.

We are looking for a Respiratory Therapist to evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing and other cardiopulmonary disorders.

Hours of Work: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, requires 1 weekday on call, weekend and holiday rotation

Provides respiratory therapy services and prescribed medical equipment/supplies to patients.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
  • Provides respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies, and procedures and guidelines.
  • Coordinates care plans for respiratory patients.  Evaluates patient progress and communicates with other health care providers regarding modifications to patient treatment, patient progress, and patient compliance.  
  • Educates patients and caregivers in the proper use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.  Troubleshoots equipment related questions/concerns.  
  • Evaluates respiratory practice and treatment based on patient outcome.
  • Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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EDUCATION

  • Associate's degree or equivalent years of experience and education


EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Keywords: SSM Health, Madison , Respiratory Therapist - Home Health, Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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