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Description Apria Healthcare is the largest provider of home healthcare products and services in the United States, offering a comprehensive range of home respiratory therapy, home infusion therapy and home medical equipment services to over 2 million patients annually in all 50 states through approximately 550 locations. We are committed to full-service homecare solutions that give maximum independence to our patients. Please visit our website at www.apria.com .
- Collaborates with case managers, payers, referral sources, home health agencies and Apria intake staff to facilitate patient discharge and coordination of care.
- Obtains supportive documentation for clinical and financial patient care management.
- Provides patient/caregiver initial education for sleep therapy and technology.
- Assesses venous access based on medication orders and duration of therapy.
- Communicates clinical follow-up information to case managers after patient discharge
- Identifies on-site educational opportunities with hospital staff.
- Provides continuing education programs as needed to on-site hospital and payer case managers.
- Introduces new drug protocols and advances in alternate site care.
- Identifies and develops strategic relationships within the institution that will enhance patient care.
- Facilitates communication amongst all members of the patient care team.
- Identifies opportunities for improvement in patient care.
- Participates in the institution's quality assurance/performance improvement initiatives as requested.
- Performs other related duties as directed by supervisor.
- An associate degree or graduate of an accredited program for respiratory therapy is required.
- At least five years related experience is required.
- Registration or certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
- Hold a current RCP license in the state of practice if that state requires an RCP license to allow the practice of respiratory therapy, or hold a current RN or LPN license in the state of practice if allowed by the applicable state Respiratory Care Practice Act and other state regulatory agencies.
- Respiratory care experience preferred.
- Successful completion of Apria's respiratory therapy orientation and competency evaluation program.
- Must possess a valid and current driver’s license and auto insurance.
Apria Healthcare (or Coram Healthcare
) is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, citizenship, national origin/ancestry, physical/mental disabilities, military status or any other basis prohibited by law. Because Apria believes in providing a safe work environment, we conduct drug and background checks in our recruiting/hiring processes. AA/EOE, M/F/D/V