Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Therapy Services

  • Respiratory Therapist

    Job ID
    2018-28884
    Type
    PRN
    Location Name
    Lake Highlands Nursing & Rehab
    Address
    9009 White Rock Trail
    Location
    US-TX-Dallas
  • Overview

    MAKE YOUR MARK, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  

     

    Diversicare is a premier provider of post-acute healthcare services with a strong legacy of quality care. We strive to foster a culture of transparency, support, and innovation. Our Mission is to improve every life we touch by providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations . We are proud to provide work/life integration for our team members and offer a comprehensive benefits package.

     

    Diversicare operates 76 centers in ten states primarily in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. As Diversicare team member, you will play an instrumental role in the care of our patients and residents, our most important responsibility. We are seeking compassionate team members to assist our patients and residents with activities of daily living. We are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative work environment for our team members. A qualified candidate is responsible for all key accountabilities in a manner that is reflective of Diversicare’s Mission and Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork, and Stewardship. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients and residents you serve, Diversicare is the place for you.

    Responsibilities

    1. Understand and practices safe respiratory care techniques.
    2. Performs initial set up of respiratory equipment and supplies Oxygen, Aerosol, Suction, Ventilators, DiPAP, etc for residents in nursing homes.
    3. Provide appropriate treatment to help residents maintain or attain the highest level of respiratory function possible within the confines of his/her physical condition.
    4. Maintain timely and accurate resident reports as required by federal, state and local regulatory agencies and third party payers.
    5. Assume duties related to completion of minimum data set assessments as assigned. 
    6. Complete documentation related to evaluations, treatment plans, MDS assessments, resident care conference and rehabilitation conferences as scheduled.
    7. Set up, clean, assemble, maintain, and operate equipment in a safe manner.
    8. Demonstrates and educates new and existing clients and caregivers on proper use and maintenance of equipment.
    9. Coordinate the pick up and return of equipment for preventative maintenance and repair.
    10. Provides in-services and training to LTC facility staff and community.
    11. Responsible for trach changes as specified in the policy and procedure.
    12. Oversee routine maintenance of facility owned equipment per policy and procedures.
    13. Maintain adequate supply of respiratory equipment and disposable supplies.
    14. Participates in facility departmental in-services and education classes. Attend all mandatory in-service classes.
    15. Assist in obtaining physician documentation as needed.
    16. Conducts, participates in and documents, as appropriate, meetings with associates and LTC facility staff as needed.
    17. Participate in implementation of programs to improve resident care related to quality indicators.
    18. Meets all state requirements for obtaining and maintaining professional licensure.
    19. Performs CPR and maintains current CPR certification.
    20. Maintains personal competency levels for all respiratory therapy modalities.
    21. Communicates matters concerning respiratory care and treatment to appropriate interdisciplinary team members.
    22. Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
    23. Complies with Universal Precautions and Blood Borne Pathogens regulations.
    24. Follow resident’s rights policies at all times.

    Qualifications

    1. Graduate of a Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education (JRCRTE) approved program of respiratory care required.
    2. Clinical experience as provided by a JRCRTE approved school or respiratory care.
    3. Ability, as certified by his/her supervisor, to render independent professional/respiratory care procedures.
    4. Clinical evaluation skills required.
    5. Strong communication skills required.
    6. Active member of the AARC preferred.
    7. CRTT, RRT, or proof of application to the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) to sit for the Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT) exam required.
    8. State license as required. CPR required.

     

     

     

    Diversicare is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.  Diversicare does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, age, or disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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