Diversicare

Respiratory Therapist

Job ID
2022-46383
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location Name
Diversicare of Moss Point
Address
3401 Main Street
Location
US-MS-Moss Point

Overview

Smile, You’ve Found Us!

Are you passionate about caregiving? Would you like to work with the best team in the world? If so, Diversicare invites you to apply.

 

We build on trust, respect, customer focus, compassion, diplomacy, appreciation and strong communication skills to shape the culture in our workplace. Diversicare team members play a critical role in fostering an environment of Service Excellence, which we extend to all those we are privileged to serve.

 

If you wish to make a difference in the lives of our patients and residents, APPLY NOW!

 

Full Time Benefits include: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Excellent 401k plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Time
  • Long and Short Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Referral Bonuses
  • DiversICARE - employee hardship fund
  • Pay advancement program - OnShift Wallet

 

Diversicare provides post-acute care services to patients and residents at 61 skilled nursing and long-term care centers in eight states, primarily in the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest United States. Together, with our team of dedicated healthcare professionals, we leverage our diverse strengths to provide each patient and resident with healthcare serves that best meet their needs.

 

It is Diversicare’s Mission to “Improve every life we touch by providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations.”

 

We are guided to excellence by five Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork and Stewardship, as well as 12 Service Standards.

 

We build on trust, respect, customer focus, compassion, diplomacy, appreciation and strong communication skills to shape the culture in our workplace. Diversicare team members play a critical role in fostering an environment of Service Excellence. Our Service Standards are in place to offer support. They lead us to what matters most to our company: creating a warm, caring, safe and professional environment for our customers and each other.

 

Our culture of impassioned service delivery is the Diversicare Difference.

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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