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Respiratory Therapist / Pulmonary Health Navigator

Company: Therapy Management Corporation
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


At TMC, the Pulmonary Health Navigator's (PHN) goal is to look beyond in-patient education. The Pulmonary Health Navigator utilizes clinical judgment and expertise to coordinate care management activities for adult pulmonary patients. The PHN strives to ensure that patients and caregivers are clear on when they should be contacting their pulmonologist or primary care provider and why it is so important that they are making those outreaches early and not waiting.

This is your opportunity to be on the cutting edge of Pulmonary Care in the Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care setting, by joining one of the top therapy providers in the US. TMC was founded in 1995 and is committed to a standard of excellence in the quality of care that is provided to our residents and the quality of work expected in our team members.


The primary responsibilities of this position are to perform patient assessment, develop and implement treatment plans, provide education to both patients and their families, and complete discharge planning prior to discharge.

  • This individual will work closely with the facility's interdisciplinary team (IDT) through rounding and through both verbal and written communication and collaboration.
  • This individual will serve as a liaison between pulmonary medicine and the IDT.
  • This individual facilitates seamless care for adult pulmonary patient (outpatient and/or inpatient) and their families and ensures effective and timely use of resources to address identified needs.
  • This individual promotes quality care delivery across the continuum of care.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Admission Assessment for patients with diagnosed or suspected pulmonary involvement.
  • Nursing Education may include any combination of the following, based on facility- and patient-specific needs, including, but not limited to:
  • Pulmonary Disease Education
  • Symptom Management
  • Condition exacerbation prevention/intervention
  • Education regarding when to send to ER/consult with physician
  • Early ID of s/s condition exacerbation
  • Breathing Exercises/Respiratory Treatment interventions
  • Medication review and administration methods
  • BiPap and/or CPap Education

  • Patient/Family Member/Caregiver Education regarding pulmonary/respiratory diseases and conditions and pulmonary health and wellness, including, but not limited to:
  • Pulmonary Disease Education
  • Symptom Management, including education on when to send to ER/consult physician
  • Condition exacerbation prevention/intervention
  • Early ID of s/s condition exacerbation
  • Breathing Exercises/Respiratory Treatment interventions
  • Medication Management Education
  • Smoking Cessation support
  • BiPap and/or CPap Education

  • Pulmonology/Primary Care Physician communication and outreach to establish protocols, report patient progress, and establish rapport.


  • Current active Respiratory Therapy (CRT, RRT) and current state license with no disciplinary action documented or a current Nursing License (RN, BSN, or MSN) with documented training in Pulmonary/Respiratory Care, qualifying the individual as a Trained Respiratory Nurse.
  • Prior experience in Skilled Nursing and Home Health care settings is preferred.
  • Flexibility in hours and reporting based on urgent need - short notice assignments and weekend availability
  • An established working relationship with hospital in close proximity to primary facility is preferred.

TMC is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Therapy Management Corporation, Gainesville , Respiratory Therapist / Pulmonary Health Navigator, Other , Gainesville, Florida

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