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Respiratory Therapist Navigator Registered

Company: Geisinger
Location: Moscow
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist Navigator Registered
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Rehabilitation Services
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: Sleep Services Division
Date Posted: 08/02/2022
Job ID: R-35608
Job Summary Utilizes clinical judgment and expertise to coordinate care management activities for adult pulmonary patients. Performs patient assessments, develops and implements treatment plans, provides education to both patients and their families, and completes discharge bundles prior to discharge and ensures all components of transitions of care are complete. Works closely with the pulmonary team through rounding and daily communication. Serves as a liaison between pulmonary medicine and the inpatient respiratory therapist. Facilitates seamless care for adult pulmonary patients, both outpatient and inpatient, and their families, and ensures effective and timely use of resources to address identified needs. Promotes quality care delivery across the continuum of care.
Job Duties

  • Assists physicians with evaluations, treatments and diagnostic procedures.
  • Performs and documents thorough patient assessments and therapeutic modalities.
  • Performs and documents routine therapeutic modalities including aerosolized pharmacological agents, secretion management techniques, pulmonary volume expansion, and oxygen therapy.
  • Stays informed of evidence based practice models for patient care and treatment plans and integrated them into patient centric treatment plans.
  • Reviews respiratory treatment plans with patients and families.
  • Serves as a strong role model in professional practice as evidenced by strong interdisciplinary relationships, effective communications, appropriate resource utilization and sound planning skills.
  • Suctions and maintains airways as needed.
  • Rounds with pulmonary team for on the spot treatment plan modifications and timely communication to inpatient respiratory team.
  • Provides age appropriate and specific patient and family education, respiratory therapies, medications and airway clearance techniques.
  • Serves as liaison between inpatient and outpatient to standardize patient and family education and teaching methods.
  • Assists with clinic to hospital transfer of admitted patients as necessary.
  • Assists with discharge planning for patients needing respiratory related Durable Medical Equipment supplies.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
    Education Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
    Experience Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
    Certification(s) and License(s) Registered Respiratory Therapist - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); Member of National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
    Our Purpose & Values OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , Respiratory Therapist Navigator Registered, Healthcare , Moscow, Pennsylvania

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