Company: Apria Healthcare
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Job Summary (External): ABOUT THE COMPANY Apria Healthcare's
mission is to improve the quality of life for our patients at home.
We are looking for empathetic, thoughtful and compassionate people,
to meet the needs of our patients. Already an industry leader in
healthcare services, we provide home respiratory services and
select medical equipment to help our patients sleep better, breathe
better, heal faster, and thrive longer The Respiratory Clinician
will provide excellent customer service and product information,
solutions and relevant details to patients and providers. Most
importantly, this position provides above and beyond communication
with our patients so that they feel heard, understood, valued and
more connected with Apria. Key responsibilities for creating a
positive, patient-centric environment include: Evangelize our
customers and turn our disgruntled patients into our biggest
Support our Field teams, Operations and Sales, by delivering timely
feedback that empowers our teams to deliver exceptional patient
Critically problem-solve common complaints by flagging trends and
partnering cross-functionally to recommend and implement
Proactively create a better patient experience.
Be a champion of the employee experience and drive our unique
Support the development and implementation of employee programs
that nurture our company's core values to engage employees and
create a positive culture. JOB SUMMARY The Respiratory Clinician
provides the treatment and management of patients with clinical
needs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provides instruction
to patients and/or caregivers on the proper use of equipment and/or
respiratory care procedures.
Ensures patients and/or caregivers can effectively operate and
maintain equipment. Performs clinical assessments and tests such as
pulse oximetry, ETCO2, spirometry, and vital signs.
Responsible for routine patient follow-up contacts based on
May need to perform on-call duties as needed.
Provides and operates various types of respiratory care equipment
including but not limited to oxygen therapy, nebulization therapy,
apnea monitoring, suctioning, PAP, invasive and non-invasive
Inspects and tests equipment to ensure proper operating
Prepares and maintains a record for each patient containing all
pertinent information, care plans, physician prescriptions and
Responsible for accurate data entry on monitoring websites for
certain respiratory equipment
Consults with referring physician regarding patient treatment,
medical condition, home environment, and Plan of Care.
Participates in ongoing education and training sessions regarding
respiratory patient care.
Assist with patient scheduling as needed.
Performs other duties as required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Minimum Required Qualifications (External): Meets company minimum
standard of Background Check Education and/or Experience Graduate
of an accredited program for respiratory therapy is required for
Respiratory Care Practitioners.
At least one year related experience is preferred. Certificates,
Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations Must possess a
valid and current driver's license and auto insurance per Apria
policy. Will be required to drive personal vehicle for patient home
Must hold an active Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license,
Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license, or
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license in the state of practice
and all states that the location covers..
Successful completion of Apria's respiratory therapy orientation
and competency evaluation program.
Respiratory Care Practitioner Registration or certification by the
National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Does not apply to RN or
Hold a current CPR Certification.
Hold all applicable licensure in good standing for all states of
practice. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Customer/Patient-Focused:
You start with the customer/patient and work backwards. You invest
the time and energy to understand the customer's/patients'
objectives, then tie all your activities directly to the
achievement of those objectives.
Action-Oriented: You thrive as a self-starter who proactively
senses and responds to problems and opportunities and requires
Collaborative: You love teamwork. Your colleagues love having you
on the team. You work well across functions and groups.
An Effective Communicator: You write and speak clearly, concisely
and with a spirit of partnership. You actively inform and inspire
with your messaging. You speak plainly and are transparent with
your business colleagues.
Energetic & Passionate: Your passion and energy for health and
well-being is deeply founded in your desire to help others and to
be a positive role model.
Relationship Builder: You excel in getting people involved and
building a network of contacts that allow you to multiply your
influence on the organization. Computer Skills Basic skills in
Access, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio, Word Language Skills
English (reading, writing, verbal)
Bilingual (reading, writing, verbal) preferred PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her
hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach
with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. The
employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision
requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.
Must be able to travel by plane and automobile (if applicable).
Possible lifting of equipment up to 50 lbs. WORK ENVIRONMENT The
work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The employee is required to safely operate a motor
vehicle during the day and night and in a wide range of weather and
The noise level in the work environment is varies based on the
locations or activities proximate to which can range from low to
There is moderate exposure to dust, fume, mists and odors.
Temperature ranges from normal indoor climate-controlled
environment in buildings or vehicles and various outdoor conditions
and temperature extremes encountered throughout the year in a
variety of US states.
General lighting is generally provided via florescent lighting
indoors, and natural lighting outdoors, and low light conditions
consistent with outdoor and/or night working environment.
During off site travel events the employee may be exposed to higher
noise levels requiring the use of hearing protection, with moderate
potential exposure to moderate dust, chemicals, fumes and odors, as
well as cryogenic and cleaning agents.
During off site travel events the employee may be required to ride
in company delivery vehicles and accompany employees on deliveries
and enter into patient homes.
May be required to receive vaccinations and participate in medical
assessments and testing consistent with the work environment or
patients exposed to.
Will be required to wear various personal protective equipment
consistent with the hazards encountered in this role.
Will be required to use hand tools for assembly and repair,
material handling equipment, cutting, carrying devices, cleanup
kits or equipment.
May be required to work with cryogenic fluids requiring special
precautions and PPE. The physical demands and work environment
characteristics described above are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
OTHER INFORMATION The essential duties and responsibilities,
physical requirements, and work environment described above are
representative of those typically required for this position but
may vary depending on staffing and business needs at specific
locations. The inclusion or omission of a specific duty or physical
requirement is, therefore, not determinative of whether that
function is essential to a specific individual's position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to assist or enable
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential
functions. Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package offered for
eligible employees: Competitive salary
Ability to have early access to earned wages
Medical, Dental and Vision
Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts and Healthcare Savings
Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance
Paid Time Off, including Vacation, Personal Time, Paid Sick Leave &
401K Savings Plan (available immediately)
Employee Referral Reward Program
Employee Discount Programs
Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan (available immediately)
We recognize our veterans by offering a company paid day off for
Career Advancement/ Development Opportunities
Compensation is commensurate with experience
Annual compensation is based on a 40 hour week
EEO Statement: As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed
to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to
employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color,
national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic
information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender
identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Apria
Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a)
and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against
qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or
disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime
contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment
qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet
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