Job Description

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The Pulmonary Wellness Specialist (PWS) reports to the THI Assistant Director - Cardiopulmonary Wellness and works as an integral part of the multidisciplinary Cardiopulmonary Wellness team.  Provides staff training and in services for pulmonary services standards, processes, and guidelines. The PWS oversees all care provided for pulmonary rehabilitation patients in the department including comprehensive assessment, individual treatment plans, exercise therapy, evaluating patients’ response to treatment, education presentations/interventions and outcome measures. Assures that all patient treatment plans are individualized, completed, and signed according to department and payor regulations. Oversees and manages multiple high risk patients at a time while providing direction to members of team for optimal outcomes. Assures that all regulatory guidelines are followed in patient selection, billing and documentation.. Collaborates and communicates effectively with a multidisciplinary team, physicians, patients, and patients’ families for optimal patient and program outcomes.

The PWS conducts and oversees all pulmonary function tests and education, assuring that ATS guidelines and other regulatory guidelines are followed for patient selection, testing procedures, and documentation, and billing.  Oversees all aspects of ordering, handling, filling, and management of liquid oxygen tanks and assures that supply meets demand in department.  PWS may smoking cessation counseling services including patient education, communication with physicians, billing, and clinical documentation.

The PWS performs all staff RCP duties when necessary.

 

Experience Required:

 

Five (5) years or more experience in the field of Respiratory Care, with one (1) year or more experience in acute care setting.  

Three (3) years or more in outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation including individual assessment, developing all phases of the individual treatment plans (ITP) according to regulations, providing individual and group education, and collecting and documenting outcomes.

One (1) year or more experience in pulmonary function testing.

Understanding of pulmonary devices, oxygen delivery systems and pulmonary medications and demonstrates ability to instruct patients effectively.

Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Proficient in documenting in EMR efficiently including developing smart phrases and templates.

Fluent in Spanish preferred

 

Education

Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy program.  Bachelor’s degree in health field.  Advanced degree in health field preferred.

 

Licensure/Certifications

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Respiratory Care Board of California RCP license

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/ACLS certification required

Completion of Wellcoaches® training required within one year of hire

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification (AARC or AACVPR) required within one year of hire.

Smoking Cessation certification preferred.       

Assigned Work Hours:

8-hour day shifts - Monday-Friday

Position Type:

Regular

Pay Range (based on years of applicable experience):

$55.90

to

$74.72

The hours employees work determine when a shift differential is paid.

Hourly Evening Shift Differential: $4.03

Hourly Night Shift Differential: $6.05

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