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Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center Respiratory Therapist in Chatham Township, New Jersey

Respiratory Therapist (RT)Looking for a talented and motivated respiratory therapist to join our dynamic team. The position is within a skilled nursing facility. Candidate should possess passion for geriatric population, must contain a license in the state of practice, be able to evaluate and treat independently without direct supervision, and posses the desire to perform functional therapeutic activities to assist residents improve in their experience.

Schedule

  • 4 - 6 hours daily 5 days a week

  • Weekends as needed

  • Or spilt between two buildings

    . Monitors financial performance of rehab department and effectively seeks methods to improve this performance while ensuring that the facility’s and CareRite Centers standards are consistently observed.

    This includes but is not limited to oversight of the following departmental operations:

    · Achieving and maintaining revenue, productivity and gross profit margin goals.

    · Appropriate and effective utilization of nursing staff with respiratory treatments.

    · Managing key operations and financial levers to achieve budget projections, including development and implementation of action plans as necessary.

    · Completing mid-month and end-of-month billing timely and accurately.

    · Accountable for implementing strategic plans and actively managing the operations of assigned area. Contributes to the overall planning for the area and serves as area leader.

    · Creates business plans, designs new units, and monitors space utilization and patient flow.

    · Plans and directs all daily clinical and non-clinical operations.

    · Establishes and monitors tracking mechanisms for the review and analysis of patient volume, patient flow, types of tests performed, productivity and profitability.

    · Plans, evaluates, and revises procedures and practices for accomplishing objectives.

    · Accomplish respiratory therapy services goals regarding human resources by choosing, interviewing, hiring, assigning, training, and monitoring new staff, communicating, and enforcing rules and regulations amongst them, holding them accountable to clinic rules and regulations, regularly assessing and troubleshooting their job proficiency and outcomes and advising as to compensation specifics for everyone.

    · Initiate organizational techniques that will improve respiratory therapy services outcomes and develop information, strategies, and changes for the overall department’s direction.

    · Monitor the follow-up of staff to both functional and organizational objectives set by the department.

    · Evaluate and assess health care trends to establish new patterns of service based on vital measurements, productivity statistics, quality control and customer satisfaction and outcome.

    · Design operational care systems, monitor influx of resources, troubleshoot respiratory therapy services general issues, and implement appropriate change when necessary.

    · Encourage positive financial habits by assessing prior year financial trends and variances and forecasting for current and future years to optimize monetary dealings, restructure finances as necessary and align resources with supply and demand and economic indicators.

    · Educate medical care providers, such as staff and nurses, through seminars on critical respiratory care and increasing awareness of respiratory therapy health issues throughout the clinical community.

    · Arrange educational opportunities for respiratory therapy services students, including organizing their clinical rounds, observing, and giving feedback on each of their performances, coaching them through assessments, recommending additional educational outlooks and engaging them with appropriate learning modalities.

    · Act on medical care provider committees and boards with respiratory therapy-oriented projects inside and outside the clinical realm.

    · Acknowledge, research, and install developing respiratory therapy services technology and equipment and aid in the regular restructuring of resources to improve health care outcomes.

    · Maintain relevance by keeping up with professional journals, associating with professional organizations and networks and joining with continuing education advancements.

    General Description (Purpose and Function):

    · Accountable for implementing strategic plans and actively managing the operations of assigned area. Contributes to the overall planning for the area and serves as area leader.

    · Creates business plans, designs new units, and monitors space utilization and patient flow.

    · Plans and directs all daily clinical and non-clinical operations.

    · Establishes and monitors tracking mechanisms for the review and analysis of patient volume, patient flow, types of tests performed, productivity and profitability.

    · Plans, evaluates, and revises procedures and practices for accomplishing objectives.

    · Accomplish respiratory therapy services goals regarding human resources by choosing, interviewing, hiring, assigning, training, and monitoring new staff, communicating, and enforcing rules and regulations amongst them, holding them accountable to clinic rules and regulations, regularly assessing and troubleshooting their job proficiency and outcomes and advising as to compensation specifics for everyone.

    · Initiate organizational techniques that will improve respiratory therapy services outcomes and develop information, strategies, and changes for the overall department’s direction.

    · Monitor the follow-up of staff to both functional and organizational objectives set by the department.

    · Evaluate and assess health care trends to establish new patterns of service based on vital measurements, productivity statistics, quality control and customer satisfaction and outcome.

    · Design operational care systems, monitor influx of resources, troubleshoot respiratory therapy services general issues, and implement appropriate change when necessary.

    · Encourage positive financial habits by assessing prior year financial trends and variances and forecasting for current and future years to optimize monetary dealings, restructure finances as necessary and align resources with supply and demand and economic indicators.

    · Educate medical care providers, such as staff and nurses, through seminars on critical respiratory care and increasing awareness of respiratory therapy health issues throughout the clinical community.

    · Arrange educational opportunities for respiratory therapy services students, including organizing their clinical rounds, observing, and giving feedback on each of their performances, coaching them through assessments, recommending additional educational outlooks and engaging them with appropriate learning modalities.

    · Act on medical care provider committees and boards with respiratory therapy-oriented projects inside and outside the clinical realm.

    · Acknowledge, research, and install developing respiratory therapy services technology and equipment and aid in the regular restructuring of resources to improve health care outcomes.

    · Maintain relevance by keeping up with professional journals, associating with professional organizations and networks and joining with continuing education advancements.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    · Knowledge of medical terminology.

    · Knowledge of current payment system

    · Knowledge and ability to carryout strategic operational plans

    · Basic knowledge of Minimal Data Set

    · Knowledge of respiratory disease and diseases that affect the respiratory system.

    · Ability to use respiratory therapy equipment.

    · Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in devising, installing and interpreting rules, regulations, policies, or procedures.

    · Ability to supervise staff of professional, technical, and clerical subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

    · Ability to express ideas and information, clearly, concisely, verbally and writing.

    · Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with subordinates, superiors, and officials of other departments.

    1. Respiratory Therapists assist with Development and maintains systems which build and enhance the facility’s reputation for being the unparalleled provider of rehab to the elderly and demonstrate the facility’s approach to interdisciplinary care .
  • Completes assessments and implements Respiratory technique to maintain or rehab patient with many different Respiratory illness/diseases.

  • Initiate therapies, maintain patient records, operate, check, and assemble equipment

  • Respiratory muscle training

  • Incentive spirometers

  • Deep breathing and coughing

  • Nebulizer treatments

  • Bedside pulmonary function test

  • Cardio and pulmonary with collaboration

  • Complete a variety of bedside treatments

  • Daily and weekly documentation

  • Complete in-services for nursing staff every quarter

  • Responsible for completing daily, weekly and monthly documentation

  • Attend applicable IDT meetings

  • Experience with tracheotomy

  • Experience is a long term care setting

  • Follow procedure and protocol of facility

  • Completes tracking, auditing and caseload management

  • Performs related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of COARC accredited AS or BS Respiratory program. Licensed as RRT or CRT.

  • Licensed in the state in which practicing BLS certification.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

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