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Pulmonary Rehab Specialist - Pulmonary Rehab
In partnership with Meridian Health Group, we are hiring for a pulmonary Rehab Specialist!

The pulmonary health and rehabilitation program will staff (full time, part time, or consultant basis) respiratory care practitioners who will be responsible for implementing the respiratory regimen and assisting with pulmonary participant support.

Contributes expertise as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to offer comprehensive treatment strategies to provide positive outcomes for individual participants and for the pulmonary health and rehabilitation program

Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with rehab team members about individual patient findings or concerns and about program improvement issues

Demonstrates a willingness to strive toward proficiency in the clinical competencies

Demonstrates the interpersonal and observational skills needed to effectively identify appropriate psycho social adaptation to illness and/or the presence of psychopathology (e.g., depression, anger, excessive anxiety, etc.)

Assesses patients' risk factors that are modifiable and demonstrates ability to offer support and strategies to aid patient in successful therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC)

Understands and utilizes contemporary theories of health behavior change in helping participants identify learning and lifestyle modification goals

Participates in the program's educational efforts, classes, and/or individual sessions

Participates in the initial assessment and orientation of new participants

Assists in the development of individualized treatment plans with other staff members

Effectively applies knowledge of exercise science to a population with pulmonary disease and other potential co-morbidities

Develops and adjusts individual exercise prescription in accordance with GXT, daily patient response in rehab, and physician recommendations on a regular basis

Supervises exercise session, monitoring participants for inappropriate responses to exercise

Responsible for oximetry, heart rate, and blood pressure measurement

Assesses participants pre, during, and post exercise, making appropriate referrals, and/or recommendations to the participant, other staff, and Medical Director

Responsible for observation of telemetry responses, when indicated

Documents initial and daily assessment data in participant records

Immediately reports any new, changing, and/or significant participant conditions (oxygen desaturation, dysrhythmias, abnormal blood pressure responses, change in participants' status, etc.) to the physician supervising the program

Initiates ACLS measures and/or emergency care according to hospital policy

Participates in the collection, analysis, and reporting of identified individual patient outcomes and program outcomes

Keeps current in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation through journals, in-services, and conferences

Participates in emergency drills and mock codes on a routine basis

Attends all scheduled staff meetings

Desire to work within a comprehensive health care team

Commitment to a healthy lifestyle as a model to participants and staff

Twenty-four (24) months recent and relevant experience

Current CPR and ACLS certification

Current registration or certification in state of practice

Specialization or certification in cardiopulmonary clinical area

Must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Schedule is Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.

Additional Information
Shift : Day

Contact Information
Human Resources
Hillsboro Community Hospital
101 Industrial Road
Hillsboro, KS 67063
Phone: 620-877-4280

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