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Respiratory Care Coordinator

4123 Olympic Blvd Erlanger, Kentucky

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

40

Job Summary:

Reports to the Manager of Care Coordination, The Respiratory Care Coordinator (RCC) partners with the care management team, providers, operations, inpatient Respiratory Therapy, and the patient in the management of respiratory disease. The Respiratory Care Coordinator provides comprehensive pulmonary education to Care Managers, Social Workers, and Medical Assistants. The RCC administers respiratory medication in an ambulatory setting as indicated. The RCC acts as a liaison to providers, durable medical equipment agencies, pharmacies, and community partners. The RCC will work with the patient both telephonically and face-to-face for assessment, disease and medication education, disease staging, preventative and diagnostic order placement and scheduling, and advocacy.

Job Description:

Job Title:                    Respiratory Care Coordinator                                            

Non-Exempt

BENEFITS:

  • No Nights, Holidays, Weekends
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 403b with match
  • Opportunity for Career Growth

PRIMARY PURPOSE:  

The Respiratory Care Coordinator (RCC) partners with the care management team, providers, operations, inpatient Respiratory Therapy, and the patient in the management of respiratory disease.  The Respiratory Care Coordinator provides comprehensive pulmonary education to Care Managers, Social Workers, and Medical Assistants. The RCC administers respiratory medication in an ambulatory setting as indicated. The RCC acts as a liaison to providers, durable medical equipment agencies, pharmacies, and community partners. The RCC will work with the patient both telephonically and face-to-face for assessment, disease and medication education, disease staging, preventative and diagnostic order placement and scheduling, and advocacy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand and uphold SEPs Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Deliver individualized diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic respiratory care to patients.
  • Assist providers with evaluating patients respiratory needs and optimize allocation of respiratory services.
  • Assess populations of patients with respiratory disease and provide education/health promotion where needs are identified.
  • Assess populations of patients with respiratory disease and provide administration of respiratory medications in primary care offices as indicated.
  • Evaluate and assess respiratory patients for the indication of pulmonary hygiene and prescribe appropriate therapy.
  • Evaluate and assess respiratory patients for the indication of pulmonary hygiene and prescribe appropriate therapy.
  • Evaluate and assess respiratory patients for the indication of airway expansion and prescribe appropriate therapy.
  • Evaluate and assess respiratory patients for the indication of Pulmonary Rehab and place appropriate referrals.
  • Evaluate and assess respiratory patients for the indication of preventative and diagnostic testing. Place appropriate orders and schedule as indicated.
  • Evaluate and assess respiratory patients for the indication of preventative and diagnostic testing. Place appropriate orders and schedule as indicated.
  • Evaluate and assess respiratory patients for the indication of rescue medication needs and prescribe as appropriate.
  • Evaluate and assess respiratory patients medication affordability and collaborate with Office Care Coordinators, providers, and pharmacies to prescribe therapeutic maintenance medication interchanges to ensure compliance.
  • Collaborate with inpatient Respiratory Therapy to provide seamless transition from inpatient to home setting by providing patient-specific care plans and goals
  • Collaborate with inpatient Clinical Outcomes and Care Coordination to provide seamless transition from inpatient to home setting by providing patient-specific care plans and goals
  • Coordinate & provide staff training related to COPD
  • Maintain a motivational, positive, and supportive working environment for associates.  Provide the necessary resources to develop the skills of Care Management team as related to respiratory disease.
  • Coordinate & provide training to patients in areas related to respiratory disease.
  • Maintain a motivational, positive, and supportive working environment for associates.  Provide the necessary resources to develop the skills of Care Management team as related to respiratory disease.
  • Coordinate & provide training to patients in areas related to respiratory disease.
  • Initiate and/or participate in Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Programs. Investigate and document all clinical problems which affect the quality of services rendered.
  • Communicate effectively with providers to ensure initiation of appropriate modalities of treatment, patients condition, and provide follow-up care
  • Work closely with SEP Practice Managers and SEP Directors of Operations to implement operational procedures.
  • Coach patients to better medical decision making. Encourage patients to become actively engaged in their medical decision making and encourage compliance with treatment plan.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Investigate, evaluate, propose, disseminate, and implement new procedures which have a direct influence in patients diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other respiratory disease.
  • Work with the Care Management team as a multi-disciplinary team member. Serve as a resource in evaluating and improving treatment plan for patients with COPD and other respiratory disease.
  • Assess and implement the AMB Respiratory Care Protocol as indicated in management of COPD to ensure patients receive best practice and evidence-based treatment.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned completed in a timely and accurate basis.

EDUCATION: 

Minimum: Graduate of accredited university or college and coursework accredited or approved by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) with an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care

Desired: Bachelors degree in Respiratory Care or Health Science

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Minimum: Current registration to practice Respiratory Care in the states of Indiana, Ohio, & Kentucky. If one state registration is current, requirement to obtain other state registrations within 3 months of employment acceptance.

Holds mandatory certification from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

Must have a valid drivers license and insurance for travel between office sites.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

Minimum: 2 to 3 years employed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Strong clinical knowledge in current treatments, GOLD Guidelines, and respiratory disease processes, especially COPD.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Comfortable using Microsoft Office suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  Ability to learn and adapt to the use of new technologies, applications, and workflows. Must attain working knowledge of SEP electronic health record applications.  Previous use of EPIC Cadence/Prelude/Ambulatory preferred. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team-based decision-making culture. Demonstrated ability to work independently resulting in effective outcomes and on time performance. Must respond and follow through to requests from patients promptly. Must work carefully and precisely with attention to detail. Must utilize resources wisely. Performs duties willingly and with initiative.  Shares necessary information so colleagues can do the same. Cooperates with other departments and work groups.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

Right Career. Right Here. If you have a passion for taking care of the community and are interested in Healthcare, you will take pride in the level of care we provide at St. Elizabeth. We take care of patients and each other. 

Ref. Number
JR301406

Category
Ambulatory Care Management

Department
Corporate Care Management SEP

Shift
1st Shift

Hours
40 hours

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