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Registered Respiratory Therapist / Patient Care Coordinator

Lungs at Work, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is seeking a Registered Respiratory Therapist to serve as our full -time Patient Care Coordinator. Lungs at Work is located in McMurray, PA and serves coal miners suffering from black lung and other respiratory diseases. 




Patient Care Coordinator


Title:  Patient Care Coordinator

Reports to:  Executive Director (ED)

Hours per week:  40

Pay Range: $30-$35/hour



  • Bachelor of Science Degree, preferred

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist

  • NIOSH Spirometry certification (will provide training, if needed)

  • Registered Pulmonary Function Technician, preferred

  • Strong communication skills

  • Self-starter

  • Critical thinker

  • Process-minded

  • Detail oriented



  • Case Management

  • Assist with Physician exams

  • Perform all pulmonary diagnostic testing (PFT, ABG, Pulse Oximetry, EKG, and medical histories), as needed

  • Implement and verify individualized care plans, as needed

  • Monitor and carry out patient/family education, as needed

  • Review charts to assure each patient receives the highest quality care

  • Maintains education and referral library

  • Develops an understanding of Black Lung Benefits medical criteria

  • Actively participate with the Black Lung Benefits team

  • Work with the ED to maintain a high functioning, organized, and progressive clinic

  • Work with ED to develop relationships with physicians to enhance clinic referrals

  • Participate in outreach activities

  • Training of testing personnel

  • Maintenance of employee training & proficiency records

  • Routine maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of diagnostic equipment

  • Maintain compliance with equipment quality control and proficiency standards

  • Coordinate pulmonary rehabilitation for qualified individuals

  • Maintain clinical policy and procedures

  • Exhibit excellent leadership in regards to all clinical processes


Continuing educational requirements:

  • Will pursue knowledge about benefit programs with attorneys and social workers

  • Attend additional medical conferences when able


Travel requirements:

  • Moderate amount of travel to regional outreach activities and workshops

  • Attend the National and West Virginia Black Lung conferences annually


About us:

Lungs at Work, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2002, is the only free-standing Black Lung Clinic in the United States. Located in McMurray, PA, we serve the coal mine-dense region of Western Pennsylvania where nearly every county has active or closed mines. We provide medical services, outreach and education, medical and benefit counseling, research, and lay advocacy to active, retired, disabled, and former coal miners and other individuals with occupational lung disease. More information about Lungs at Work can be found at

How to Apply:

To apply, please send your resume and a letter of interest to Melanie Glagola,

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