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Respiratory Therapist Homecare at VITAS

Respiratory Therapist Homecare

VITAS Chicago, IL (On Site) Part-Time
Job DescriptionPRIMARY FUNCTION

The Respiratory Therapist will provide respiratory services to VITAS patients so that the quality of life might be enhanced. Assesses the respiratory status of patients admitted into the VITAS program as directed by the interdisciplinary team. Evaluates the effectiveness of the present respiratory regimen. Provides input into the interdisciplinary plan of care to promote optimal respiratory function related to the patient's potential. Instructs patients and caregivers in appropriate respiratory care procedures and techniques. Participates as needed in the care process and as directed by the interdisciplinary team. Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner and provides educational programs for VITAS staff members. 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Qualified candidates must have a minimum two years experience as a Respiratory Therapist.
  • RRT: Acute care and home care field experience required.
  • CRTT: minimum two years experience with at least one year acute care and one year home care field experience.
  • Experience with respiratory-related home care equipment, compressed medical gases, concentrators and liquid oxygen.

EDUCATION
  • Graduate of an approved program to train Respiratory Therapists. N.B.R.C. (National Board for Respiratory Care) credentialed (CRTT minimum; RRT preferred).
  • Current State License for Respiratory Care Practitioner, if applicable.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
  • EOE/AA M/F/D/V

About Us

VITAS® Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, and has the resources and expertise to support your personal and professional growth.  As a member of the VITAS team, you’ll find fulfillment working for a people-focused organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. You will be more than just an employee: You will be counted on as an expert in your field, and as a valued team member whose efforts are respected and vital to our hospice mission.


All VITAS employees commit to fulfilling their duties and responsibilities with the highest regard for professionalism, collaboration and teamwork, and an eye focused constantly on growth and improvement. We serve with commitment and compassion, and position ourselves for the future by embracing, innovating, and leading change. If you are that person, make your voice heard—find your purpose at VITAS today.

Benefits Include:

- Competitive compensation 
- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
- Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance
- 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
- Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Time Off
- Employee Assistance Program
- Legal Insurance
- Roadside Assistance
- Affinity Program

Many of our positions offer the opportunity to work day or night shifts, weekdays or weekends.

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