Department Description Respiratory Care is a highly technical and specialized ancillary department at University of California, Davis, Medical Center (UCDMC) providing assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients of all ages with critical pulmonary illness and trauma needs. Job SummaryFinal Filing Date : 1/16/2020Salary Range : $35.34 to $74.66Salary Frequency : HourlyAppointment Type : CareerPercentage of Time : 100%Shift Hour : 08 HoursLocation : Main HospitalCity : SacramentoUnion Representation : NoBenefits Eligible : Yes We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY ResponsibilitiesThe Respiratory Disease Case Manager (CM) provides comprehensive clinical support and education to patients diagnosed with a respiratory disease. Clinical support includes:
Performance of cardiopulmonary diagnostic procedures (i.e. PFT's, ETCO2 monitoring, spirometry, collection of sleep study NOC Ox data
Care plan management
Results reporting to physician
Patient assessment; application of RT driven protocols
Home downloads of mechanical ventilator usage parameters
Correct fitting and troubleshooting mask interfaces
Documentation of care
This position also provides education and training to colleagues, patient, family and care giver as applicable including:
Normal lung anatomy & physiology
Physiologic changes caused by respiratory disease
Medication reconciliation: what, when where, how and why they take it
Clinical support and education and training is provided with the goal of increased quality of life, better outcomes and decreased hospital admissions for these patient populations. Case Managers utilize written education materials along with educational aides such as handouts, lung models and videos as deemed appropriate. When applicable they provide referrals for pulmonary rehabilitation and pulmonary function testing. They may assist in obtaining durable medical equipment or prior authorizations from insurance companies. They work directly with the durable medical equipment companies to ensure home care and equipment is appropriate and the follow up education occurs. They act as a liaison to physicians to ensure that appropriate standards of care are observed (GOLD Guidelines, GINA, DMD, SMA, ALS), and that adequate education and follow up occur. During the course of a hospital admission or clinic visit, the CM may administer pharmacological and therapeutic agents related to respiratory care and may transcribe and implement written and verbal orders of a physician pertaining to the practice of respiratory care. CMs provide follow-up care to answer questions and ensure appointments with primary care physicians. CMs keep meticulous records to ensure patient continuity of care, performance improvement and research databases are intact. CMs offer education to coworkers and the medical staff. CMs workload and schedule may vary depending on clinic needs. Required Qualifications
Current and valid California Respiratory Care Practitioner License
Credentialed and valid as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Current basic life support (BLS-CPR) certification
Expert knowledge of clinical respiratory care assessment and respiratory equipment utilized for ventilation, hyperinflation, and mucus clearance.
Bachelor's degree or in progress.
Preferred QualificationsPrior experience and demonstrated abilities in:
Planning and conducting in-servicing education and training Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Certified Case Manager (CCM) obtained through Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)
Current working knowledge of up-to-date Global Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines, Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), care standards for Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Special RequirementsTHIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT EEOThe University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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