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Respiratory Therapist / Nurse

Austin, Texas
Job Type
19 May 2023
The Health Care Specialist performs equipment setups in a timely and professional manner. This employee is generally responsible for the setup of highly technical equipment such as ventilators, monitors, and CPAP units. The Health Care Specialist also provides technical assistance with equipment and may end up performing setup of all types of oxygen equipment as well.

Provides patient education as an intricate part of the patient care activity according to the patient's need and policy, frequently in the patient's home
Requires use of a personal vehicle with a valid driver's license
Performs complete and professional patient assessments in accordance with policies and procedures
Maintains current knowledge of respiratory homecare techniques and relevant respiratory therapy concepts
Follows applicable policies and procedures of the Safety & Regulatory Manual regarding General Safety, OSHA (includes the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment), DOT (driving safety), FDA, and Emergency Planning
Represents the company through professional personal appearance, patient care activities, and content of written reports
Facilitates prescription collection
Maintains patient records incomplete and organized manner in compliance with accreditation standards
Work on-call after hours and weekends as needed
Frequency is determined by the center size and the number of employees available to share in the responsibility
Must respond in a timely manner
Level 1 - Familiar with equipment and services provided in the home health care setting, or other experience in patient care
Level 2 - Minimum of two years experience in home health care
Level 3 - Minimum of three years experience in home health care
May be involved in the training of other Health care Specialists
Must have excellent human relations skills to interface with doctors, other referral sources, and patients
Must be computer literate
Must have completed all training/education required to obtain requisite certification, registration, and/or license described below
Must be a clinician authorized within his/her scope of practice (as established by applicable state law or if none, by the applicable national board) to provide all patient care services offered by the company from time to time
Must remain certified, registered, or licensed by the applicable state and/or national board governing his/her clinical practice or as otherwise permitted by law
In all states CRTs and RRTs are qualified for this position
Subject to state law/regulation RNs, LPNs, LVNs, paramedics, EMTs, and other clinicians may also be qualified for this position
If applicable, based on the requirements of the state, in addition to a valid state license, the current National Board of Respiratory Care Credentials may also be required for CRTs and RRTs
Subject to State requirements and management approval, Candidates may be hired who do not meet all the above certifications and training, but practice respiratory therapy as authorized by applicable state law
must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds
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  • Job Reference: 1010170984-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Lincare Holdings
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent