Respiratory Therapist

These therapists primarily work with patients with chronic respiratory diseases like asthma or emphysema, babies who have underdeveloped lungs, and older patients with lung diseases. Respiratory Therapists also work with first responders and assist with patients who suffered from heart attacks, drowning, or shock. Respiratory therapists work in a variety of environments and need to be familiar with a variety of medical machinery such as ventilators, life-support, and more.

Job Duties

Respiratory therapists will typically be in charge of the following:

  • Instructing patients on how to use treatments
  • Performing initial diagnostic tests
  • Recording and reporting the process of treatments
  • Working with the patient’s PCP to create treatment plan
  • Evaluating patients with breathing disorders
  • Perform tests like measuring lung capacity

Education

  • At least an Associate’s degree, but a Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • CTR and RRT certifications

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Medical Technician

Are you technologically proficient as well as strong with data management and assessment? If you seek a position in the medical field which also has heavy involvement in lab equipment, then a medical technician position may be the perfect job for you.

Job Duties

  • Using microscopic techniques and procedures to analyze blood cells
  • Manage laboratory supplies and inventory in the form of assessing stock to figure out the inventory levels.
  • Ordering new supplies when needed and verifying receipts
  • Keep patients confident and ensuring the hospital’s information is kept confidential.
  • Assist patients with understanding the medical technology used by answering their questions and requests
  • Analyzing blood, urine, gastric juices, and spinal fluids chemically to determine normal and abnormal components to the body fluid
  • Quantifying data and consolidating it into easily comprehensible reports of technological findings
  • Follow infection control and hazardous waste policies and protocols
  • Ensuring the appropriate operation of laboratory equipment such as spectrophotometers, colorimeters, flame photometers, and more by calibrating when needed
  • Prepare blood plasma and platelets for transfusions by way of conducting blood group, type, and compatibility tests.

Requirements

  • Education
    • Associates degree or certificate in clinical laboratory science
  • Other Requirements
    • State Certification

Career Growth

If you are seeking to expand in the medical field and receive greater responsibility and independence, you can work your way into a medical technologist position. From there, you can find your way into many different areas of specialization which include:

  • Clinical chemistry technology
  • Microbiology
  • Histotechnology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Cytotechnologist

Respiratory Therapist

If you have strong sympathetic tendencies matched with a robust attention to detail, you might find yourself interested in a position as a respiratory therapist. The position would involve assisting those with respiratory problems and finding ways to help them overcome it through specific treatment techniques.

Duties

  • Consulting with physicians to find the proper treatment plans for patients
  • Assisting patients with a variety of methods such as chest physiotherapy and aerosol medications
  • Monitoring and recording the progress of treatments
  • Teaching patients the correct way to use their treatments
  • Interviewing patients and examining their breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders
  • Performing tests to assess lung capacity
  • Supervising respiratory therapy technicians when tests are conducted to gauge the results of the tests properly
  • Providing quality care for patients by directing pulmonary function tests
  • Staying up to date by attending educational workshops to maintain professional and technical knowledge

Desired Qualities

  • Detail oriented to ensure appropriate treatments and medications are provided to patients
  • Caring nature is necessary for emotional support
  • Must be patient due to long work periods
  • Strong problem-solving skills are essential to evaluating symptoms and finding appropriate treatments

Requirements

  • Associates Degree
  • No work experience in a related occupation necessary
  • Licensing which varies by state
    • License acquired by passing a state or professional certification exam

Understanding of anatomy, physiology, and other sciences

Cardiovascular Technologist

Are you skilled in caring and patience enough to work well with your patients? Do you have the technological proficiency in operating medical equipment which can be used to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating disorders of the heart, blood vessels, and lungs? Then a career as a cardiovascular technologist might be the perfect fit for you!

Job Duties:

  • Verifying the medical history of patients
  • Making patients feel comfortable and welcome by answering questions and attending to requests
  • Attaching electrodes to patients and operating electrocardiograph machine to get readings for electro-cardio-grams
  • Assist physicians with placing catheter into a patient’s heart through a blood vessel to diagnose and treat cardiac and peripheral ailments
  • Prepare patients for catheterization and when necessary shaving, cleaning or administering anesthetics
  • Obtain ultrasound echoes to observe heart function, circulation, and blood flow
  • Operating medical equipment and checking that computers and cardiovascular systems equipment are in proper working order and responding to equipment breakdowns
  • Preparing diagnostic procedure reports for a physician to interpret
  • Measuring the thickness of the heart walls as well as the size of heart chambers to recognize irregularities

Position Requirements:

  • Education: Associate’s degree
  • Specializations:
    • Electrocardiography – Performing EKG
    • Echocardiography – Applying ultrasound technology for heart imaging
    • Vascular Technology – Assessment of blood flow to identify abnormalities
    • Cardiology – Assist doctors to implant cardiac catheters
  • At least one year of experience
  • Skills
    • Technical and interpersonal skills
    • Strong hand-eye coordination
    • Attention to detail

Advantages of the Position

  • Working with patients and helping people in need
  • Entering a field with a substantial job growth (22%)
  • Engaging work environment
  • Health Benefits

Claims Examiner/Auditor

Are you a seasoned healthcare claims professional with experience in claims auditing and examination seeking a fulfilling position with a respected healthcare company? Are you looking for the opportunity to advance and grow with a prestigious healthcare organization? If this describes you, this position can be the start of a great career.

Job Responsibilities

  • Examine, review, and process claims
  • Interpret claim forms
  • Analyze claims costs
  • Coordinate benefits
  • Resolve claims through approval or denial
  • Conduct routine and complex claims audits
  • Document findings, approvals, and recommendations
  • Analyze trends, successes, and issues in claims process
  • Recommend desirable workflow and business rules refinements to improve the company claims process when applicable
  • Perform reports on claims analysis
  • Run audit reports and random checks
  • Support the company’s audit needs
  • Provide feedback of findings to the Claims and Auditing departments for quality improvement
  • Claims research for new CMS, Medicaid, and Commercial rules and guidelines
  • Maintain and support quality customer service

Minimum Requirements

  • High school graduate, some college preferred
  • One year prior experience as a claims examiner/auditor in a healthcare environment
  • Extensive knowledge of claims and auditing process
  • Knowledge of and adherence to accepted standards of health policy provisions and guidelines
  • Possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of medical coding systems and terminology
  • Computer Software proficiency, i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and ACCESS
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong adherence to confidentiality of claims information

Advantages of this Opportunity

  • Competitive salary commiserate with experience
  • Health benefits available
  • Fun and encouraging work environment
  • Opportunity to make an impact in the healthcare field

Apply today for a fulfilling and rewarding career experience.

Coder

Are you a skilled and experienced medical coder? Do you hope to impact patient lives and advance your career by joining a prestigious healthcare company? If you answered “yes” to these queries – this is the position for you!

Typical Job Duties

  • Perform inpatient and outpatient medical billing and coding functions
  • Review medical records and documentation to ensure compliance with coding of modifiers, diagnoses, and procedures
  • Interact with physicians
  • Provide feedback to doctors
  • Submit documentation needed
  • Sort out issues and settle questions with third-party payers, patients, billing departments, and physicians
  • Coordinate coding and documentation-related billing processes for compliance

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1-year coding experience
  • Completion of a Certified Professional Coder course of study
  • Coder Licensing/certification from AAPC/AHIMA, or at least one of the following:
    • Certificate Coding Specialist (CCS)
    • Certified Coding Specialist – Physician (CCS-P)
    • Certified Professional Medical Coder (CPC)
    • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS/CMAA)
    • Professional Medical Coder Outpatient Hospital (COC)
    • Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BMSC)
    • Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT)
    • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Sub-specialty certification is a plus (i.e. Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiology Coder, CIRCC)
  • Adept at extracting codes from physician notes
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in medical coding systems (i.e. CPT, ICD-9, and ICD-10)
  • Versed in medical terminology
  • Analytical skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Multi-tasker with the ability to prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Works well without supervision
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with payer portals and medical/EMR software
  • Type a minimum of 55 WPM

Advantages of this Job Opportunity

  • Competitive salary
  • Health care benefits
  • Challenging and engaging work environment

Client Service Representative

Are you a people-person with a strong desire to help others? Have you worked in the health care field and discovered a drive to be an integral part of this industry? If you’re an experienced Client Services Representative with these career goals, we want to hear from you!

Description of Daily Responsibilities

  • Act as a primary contact with clients for service-related activities
  • Build professional client relationships
  • Maintain client and customer relations
  • Manage claim documentation
  • Complete ROI requests and respond to same
  • Enter case-related information into company database
  • Communicate professionally with nurse case managers and referring adjusters
  • Handle inbound calls to resolve client matters within established guidelines
  • Troubleshoot client problems
  • Review scanned documents for accuracy
  • Report generation
  • Perform periodic quality checks
  • Assist and provide information to walk-ins
  • Participate in QA reviews
  • Identify recurring issues and report to team members
  • Provide office and administrative support, as needed

Desirable Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • One year of administrative or client support experience in the health care field OR an Associate Degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of and strict compliance with HIPAA
  • Sound critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Proficient in computer programs, such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of service management tools and software helpful (i.e. Rep On Line, eSmartLog, and SmartLink)
  • Ability to identify and meet customer needs with skill and ingenuity
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Adaptable to change
  • Detail oriented
  • Team oriented

Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurses, or LPNs, are involved in a variety of different healthcare roles, some of which include providing routine care to patients, observing their health, providing assistance to doctors and registered nurses, or acting as an intermediary between patients and their families. LPNs also may work privately for families or businesses to provide basic care and health consultations to employees. Positions for LPNs also exist at a consultation level with government institutions, both at the state and federal level.

Job Duties

  • Helps with developing individualized care plans for each patient
  • Works with patients to help them achieve their rehabilitation goals and other care plan benchmarks
  • Makes records of general physical and mental condition of patients, as well as any signs and symptoms displayed
  • Distributes assignments to Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs)
  • Admits and discharges patients
  • Assists with diagnostics as needed
  • Supervises team members to ensure that all duties are being carried out correctly and efficiently

Education and Skills

  • A High School diploma or equivalent education is required
  • Verifiable completion of a Practical Nursing program is required
  • The ability to oversee and manage a limited number of employees
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of basic mathematical operations and unit conversions

Surgery Scheduler

A Surgical Scheduler is responsible for scheduling patients for not only surgery, but tests, referrals, medical and cardiac clearance, pre-op tests, and reviews prescribes medicines and health history as required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Schedules patients for surgery and completes associated facility paperwork
  • Schedules patients for any required diagnostic work such as MRI, CT, EMG/NCS, ESI, or bone scans
  • Reviews patient medical records and health history to help determine any pre-admission necessary pre-admission tests
  • Schedules any required medical and cardiac clearances
  • Schedules patients for follow-up appointments and any additional testing required
  • Performs other duties as required

Qualifications and Skills

  • High school diploma or other equivalent education required
  • At least one year of previous surgical scheduling experience in a healthcare facility is preferred
  • Working knowledge of practice management and word processing software
  • Knowledge of surgical procedures preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail-oriented mentality
  • Demonstrated flexibility by being able to adapt to new and changing situations in order to most effectively address patient needs

Registered Dietitian

Registered Dietitians evaluate the health of their clients, and based on those findings, advise clients and patients which foods they need to eat, and which ones to avoid in order to improve their health. Registered Dietitians generally work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and private practices, providing medical nutrition therapy to patients and residents. They create nutritional programs based on the specific needs of their clients, and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Dietitians also may further specialize in helping patients with specific ailments such as diabetes or kidney disease.

Job Duties

  • Assesses the health needs of the patient or client
  • Gives counsel on nutritional issues and healthy dieting habits to patients
  • Create meal plans that take the client’s needs into account, as well as cost
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of meal plans and make changes as needed
  • Promote positive nutritional habits by spreading knowledge of diet, nutrition, and the effects that eating properly has on disease prevention
  • Stay current with the latest scientific nutritional research
  • Keep detailed records documenting each patient’s progress

Education and Skills

  • Generally, Registered Dietitians are required to have a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, food and nutrition, clinical nutrition, or a related area.
  • A current license in your state of practice, or the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Compassion towards others
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication abilities