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Healthcare Specialist (RT)

Job Description

The general purpose of the Respiratory Therapist is to provide support to patients outside the hospital and to work closely with referring physicians, hospital personnel, and other clinicians to ensure the best professional care of the patient.

Primary Functions for this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsibility for the overall technical and administrative functions at the location regarding the Home Respiratory therapist program
  • Responsibility for the installation of respiratory therapist equipment and provision of all needed supplies and products to the patients in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Responsibility for patient/caregiver education and training to ensure safe and efficacious use of any respiratory therapist modalities provided
  • Responsibility for clinical contact with the physician, referred contacts, health care practitioners, and others involved in the care of the patients referred for home respiratory therapist services
  • Responsibility for the maintenance of records, charting, progress notes, clinical files, equipment records, preventative maintenance records, and other necessary documentation as required by policy and procedures and by other regulatory agencies
  • Responsibility for the ongoing assessment of patients and equipment as regards to Home Respiratory Therapist Program
    • Taking appropriate steps to inform all parties concerned regarding patient and equipment status, and emphasizing good patient care
  • Responsibility for assessing the home environment of all patients the staff Respiratory Therapist contacts to ensure the safe efficacious delivery of home respiratory therapist modalities
  • Responsibility for the overseeing of all applicable regulatory rules and guidelines as pertains to the location(s) of the staff respiratory therapist
    • In conjunction with the General Manager and the Director of Patient Services, is responsible for securing completion of all documentation required by local, state, and federal agencies and departments as regards the Home Respiratory Therapist Program
  • Responsibility for maintaining twenty-four hour coverage (on-call) for Home Respiratory Therapist patients
    • This may be achieved by concurrent use of part-time respiratory therapist personnel to relieve the staff respiratory therapist
    • In locations providing life support (volume ventilator) and/or home CPAP therapy, a licensed staff respiratory therapist must be on-call at all times
  • Responsibility for the supervision and scheduling of part-time or fee-for-service agreements, including records for payments to fee-for-service personnel and services performed
  • Responsibility for providing services and record keeping in full compliance with the policies and procedures of the company, including but not limited to the Respiratory P & P Manual, the Personnel P & P Manual, and the Administrators Manual
  • Responsibility for meeting all requirements as stated by regulatory or other outside agencies pertaining to respiratory therapist services at the location(s), including the storage, handling, and trans-filling of oxygen containers
  • If a staff respiratory therapist in a particular location is not feasible or available on a full-time basis, the part time or fee-for service personnel will be responsible for all clinical services and administrative respiratory therapist duties in conjunction with the Director of Patient Services and the General Manager
  • Responsibility for orientation and training of subordinate or newly hired respiratory therapist staff service technicians
  • Communicating with the General Manager to ensure adequate stocks of equipment and supplies to operate the Home Respiratory Therapist Program, and to effect timely repairs to equipment
  • Exhibiting effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Adhering to cost-containment policies and procedures
  • Responsibility for a safe working environment as regards the respiratory therapist program and cooperates with safety P&Ps
  • Working with the office staff to ensure prompt and accurate billing and documentation of services, including providing adequate information to satisfy third-party payer guidelines for coverage
  • Working with all clinical, managerial, and sales staff to promote and market home respiratory therapist services to all referral sources
  • Responsibility for testing, repairing, and maintaining all home respiratory therapy equipment and as such, may designate staff members or outside parties to perform such functions
  • Ensuring proper, accurate, and safe operation of all equipment prior to installation


  • Either be a Certified Respiratory Technician (CRT) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) as licensed by the NBRC
  • Prior experience in Home Respiratory Therapy is preferred
  • Prior experience in volume ventilator, apnea monitoring, and CPAP support
  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in state(s) of practice
  • Valid driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, and own transportation for delivery of services
  • Must satisfactorily complete a physical exam within fourteen days of hire to confirm absence of communicable disease
  • Must have High School Diploma/GED
  • Must be 18 years or older

Lincare is an equal opportunity, access, and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Lincare provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Since Lincare believes in providing a safe work environment, the company conducts drug and background checks during the recruiting/hiring processes. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

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Location US-NY-Amherst
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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US-NY-Amherst
Catholic Health Home Respiratory
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Job Description

The general purpose of the Respiratory Therapist is to provide support to patients outside the hospital and to work closely with referring physicians, hospital personnel, and other clinicians to ensure the best professional care of the patient.

Primary Functions for this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsibility for the overall technical and administrative functions at the location regarding the Home Respiratory therapist program
  • Responsibility for the installation of respiratory therapist equipment and provision of all needed supplies and products to the patients in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Responsibility for patient/caregiver education and training to ensure safe and efficacious use of any respiratory therapist modalities provided
  • Responsibility for clinical contact with the physician, referred contacts, health care practitioners, and others involved in the care of the patients referred for home respiratory therapist services
  • Responsibility for the maintenance of records, charting, progress notes, clinical files, equipment records, preventative maintenance records, and other necessary documentation as required by policy and procedures and by other regulatory agencies
  • Responsibility for the ongoing assessment of patients and equipment as regards to Home Respiratory Therapist Program
    • Taking appropriate steps to inform all parties concerned regarding patient and equipment status, and emphasizing good patient care
  • Responsibility for assessing the home environment of all patients the staff Respiratory Therapist contacts to ensure the safe efficacious delivery of home respiratory therapist modalities
  • Responsibility for the overseeing of all applicable regulatory rules and guidelines as pertains to the location(s) of the staff respiratory therapist
    • In conjunction with the General Manager and the Director of Patient Services, is responsible for securing completion of all documentation required by local, state, and federal agencies and departments as regards the Home Respiratory Therapist Program
  • Responsibility for maintaining twenty-four hour coverage (on-call) for Home Respiratory Therapist patients
    • This may be achieved by concurrent use of part-time respiratory therapist personnel to relieve the staff respiratory therapist
    • In locations providing life support (volume ventilator) and/or home CPAP therapy, a licensed staff respiratory therapist must be on-call at all times
  • Responsibility for the supervision and scheduling of part-time or fee-for-service agreements, including records for payments to fee-for-service personnel and services performed
  • Responsibility for providing services and record keeping in full compliance with the policies and procedures of the company, including but not limited to the Respiratory P & P Manual, the Personnel P & P Manual, and the Administrators Manual
  • Responsibility for meeting all requirements as stated by regulatory or other outside agencies pertaining to respiratory therapist services at the location(s), including the storage, handling, and trans-filling of oxygen containers
  • If a staff respiratory therapist in a particular location is not feasible or available on a full-time basis, the part time or fee-for service personnel will be responsible for all clinical services and administrative respiratory therapist duties in conjunction with the Director of Patient Services and the General Manager
  • Responsibility for orientation and training of subordinate or newly hired respiratory therapist staff service technicians
  • Communicating with the General Manager to ensure adequate stocks of equipment and supplies to operate the Home Respiratory Therapist Program, and to effect timely repairs to equipment
  • Exhibiting effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Adhering to cost-containment policies and procedures
  • Responsibility for a safe working environment as regards the respiratory therapist program and cooperates with safety P&Ps
  • Working with the office staff to ensure prompt and accurate billing and documentation of services, including providing adequate information to satisfy third-party payer guidelines for coverage
  • Working with all clinical, managerial, and sales staff to promote and market home respiratory therapist services to all referral sources
  • Responsibility for testing, repairing, and maintaining all home respiratory therapy equipment and as such, may designate staff members or outside parties to perform such functions
  • Ensuring proper, accurate, and safe operation of all equipment prior to installation


  • Either be a Certified Respiratory Technician (CRT) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) as licensed by the NBRC
  • Prior experience in Home Respiratory Therapy is preferred
  • Prior experience in volume ventilator, apnea monitoring, and CPAP support
  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in state(s) of practice
  • Valid driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, and own transportation for delivery of services
  • Must satisfactorily complete a physical exam within fourteen days of hire to confirm absence of communicable disease
  • Must have High School Diploma/GED
  • Must be 18 years or older

Lincare is an equal opportunity, access, and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Lincare provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Since Lincare believes in providing a safe work environment, the company conducts drug and background checks during the recruiting/hiring processes. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

Job Requirements

 
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