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Apria Per Diem Respiratory Therapist - RT in WOBURN, Massachusetts

At Owens & Minor, we are a critical part of the healthcare process. As a Fortune 500 company with 50+ facilities across the US and 18,000 teammates in over 90 countries, we provide integrated technologies, products and services across the full continuum of care. Customers—and their patients—are at the heart of what we do.

Our mission is to empower our customers to advance healthcare, and our success starts with our teammates.

Owens & Minor teammate benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, available on first working day

  • 401(k), eligibility after 30 days of employment

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Development opportunities to grow your career with a global company

JOB SUMMARY

Our Respiratory Therapists positively impact the lives of patients by managing the provision of prescribed respiratory therapy modalities to patients at home who have difficulty breathing. Working in partnership with a patient’s physician, our Respiratory Therapists provide patient/caregiver education regarding self-administration of respiratory therapy equipment to treat new patients. In addition, the Respiratory Therapists assist with complex equipment follow up monitoring and clinical assessment for existing patients to ensure their equipment is functioning properly and related therapy goals are being met.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set up and operate various types of respiratory care equipment; including, but not limited to, oxygen therapy, nebulization therapy, apnea monitoring, suctioning, PAP, invasive and non-invasive ventilation.

  • Inspects and tests equipment to ensure proper operating condition.

  • Provide instructions to patients and/or caregivers on the proper use of equipment and/or respiratory care procedures via in person or electronic means (Telehealth). Ensures patients and/or caregivers can effectively operate and maintain equipment.

  • Performs clinical assessments and tests such as pulse oximetry, ETCO2, spirometry and gathering vital signs.

  • Prepares and maintains a record for each patient containing all pertinent information, care plans, physician prescriptions and follow-up documentation.

  • Responsible for accurate data entry on monitoring websites for certain respiratory equipment.

  • Consults with referring physician regarding patient treatment, medical condition, home environment, compliance with treatment and Plan of Care.

  • Responsible for routine patient follow-up, which may occur in person and/or via Telehealth.

  • Adhere to mandatory reporting requirements; physical abuse of any family member, unsafe home environment for care ordered, unsanitary conditions or animals causing such, or insufficient food for children.

  • Respond to critical situations as appropriate, during regular business hours and on an on-call basis.

  • Performs other duties as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None

Education and/or Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

  • Must possess an active, valid Driver’s Licenseand auto insurance per Apria policy at all times. Will be required to drive personal vehicle for patient home visits.

  • Registration or certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

  • Hold a current RCP license in the state of practice (or states that the location covers) if that state requires an RCP license to allow the practice of respiratory therapy.

  • Hold a current CPR Certification.

  • Hold all applicable licensure in good standing for all states of practice.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Patient Focused/Compassion

  • Problem Solving

  • Effective Communication

  • Integrity/Personal Credibility

Computer Skills

  • Basic computer skills

Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal)

Mathematical Skills

  • Basic math skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

  • At least one year related experience

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.

  • Regularly required to use hands to write, use computer, operate a motor vehicle, use a handheld device (tablet), telephone and use a document imaging system and manipulate documents.

  • Regularly required to read documents and write neatly, legibly and transcribe accurate information and numbers/values.

  • Employee continually engages in activities that require talking and hearing.

  • This position requires frequent variations including sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, reaching or stooping.

  • Strength Aspects:

  • Frequently required to stand, lift, push or pull objects ranging from 10 lbs - 50 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The employee is required to safely operate a motor vehicle during the day and night and in a wide range of weather and traffic conditions.

  • The noise level in the work environment can range from low to high but varies based on the locations or activities proximate.

  • 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 that could be encountered throughout the year in a variety of US states.

  • Lighting is generally provided via florescent lighting indoors, natural lighting outdoors and low light conditions consistent with outdoor and/or night working environment.

  • During off site travel 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

If you feel this opportunity could be the next step in your career, we encourage you to apply. This position will accept applications on an ongoing basis.

Owens & Minor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, disability, age, status as a veteran, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Owens & Minor (O&M) is a global healthcare company providing innovative products and solutions across the continuum of care. Our integrated technology, products, and services empower healthcare providers and manufacturers as they make a difference in the lives of patients every day. O&M is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and is comprised of 17,000+ global teammates. We operate within distribution, production, customer service, and sales facilities located across the Asia Pacific region, Europe, Latin America and North America. We are proud to service healthcare industry customers in 90 countries where we do business today.

Life at O&M

When you become an Owens & Minor teammate, you’re joining a diverse, vibrant organization with a focus on excellence and integrity. Guided by our shared values—Integrity, Development, Excellence, Accountability, Listening—O&M teammates strive to deliver superior service across the continuum of healthcare. O&M is committed to creating a growth-oriented culture that values each teammate’s perspective and contributions.

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