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Respiratory Care Coordinator - Sleep Specialist (Bilingual)

Description:
Assists in the planning, development and implementation of respiratory care programs that coordinate high quality, cost-effective care for patients with Sleep Disorders. Collaborates with managers, physicians and patient care staff to identify and resolve pulmonary care system issues. Directly facilitates pulmonary care functions that expedite the patients' work-up and follow-up in both the hospitals and clinics.
Essential Responsibilities:
Educate patients in a class room setting on various sleep disorders.Instruct patients on home diagnostic sleep equipment.Reading sleep studies and providing preliminary diagnosis to patients.Instruct patients on the proper use of therapeutic equipment used for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other home ventilatory support systems.Process referrals to other sleep entities and healthy living providers.Assists in the planning, development and implementation of respiratory care programs that coordinate high quality, cost-effective care for patients with COPD, hypoventilation, neuro-muscular disease, Sleep Apnea and all other sleep disorders.Collaborates with managers, physicians and patient care staff to identify and resolve Sleep Disorder issues as well as Pulmonary Care Issues.Conduct follow up consultations with CPAP users to ensure adherence or refer patients to alternative treatment.Inform patients of the sleep physician's final results.Provide case manager consultations to patients referred by the physicians.Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives.Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.Kaiser Permanente is an EEO/AA Employer.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum one (1) year of sleep disorder-related experience required.
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care, Health Care Administration or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field required.High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Current and valid California respiratory care practitioner license required.National board of registered respiratory therapist certificate required (RRT).BLS certification required.Sleep Disorder Specialist (SDS) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) OR Registered Polysomnographic TechnologistBilingual (English/Spanish) Level II required.
Additional Requirements:
Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations.Computer skills and experience with nasal CPAP and BIPAP equipment required.Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
Recent experience facilitating performance improvement projects and experience planning, coordinating and implement programs preferred.Recent experience in patient education in respiratory disease and sleep disorders preferred.Sleep study/clinic experience preferred.
Notes:
Will work rotating Saturdays.Must successfully pass or have passed the bilingual test within the last 12 months or be active in the QBS program.
Primary Location: California,Baldwin Park,Baldwin Park Hospital 1011 Baldwin Park Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Pulmonary/Sleep Clinic Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
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