Respiratory Therapist (Certified or Registered) - Pulmonary Function Lab - Baton Rouge - Full Time
Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: July 12, 2019
We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but
one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead,
educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every
record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated
employees who fill our hallways.
At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support
those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come
make a difference at Ochsner Health System and discover your future
today!This job provides respiratory care treatment, oxygen
services, diagnostic testing and ventilation support services to
both in-patients and out-patients ranging in age from neonatal to
geriatric. The RT-CRT set-ups, monitors and weans Oxygen Therapy
and Artificial ventilation. The RT-CRT draws, analyzes and reports
Arterial Blood Gases and EKGs. The RT-CRT delivers intermittent
therapy and assists with changing of artificial airways. The RT-CRT
provides services as ordered by a physician and in accordance with
established policies and procedures.
Required - High School diploma or equivalent
Required - None.
Required - Current License as a Respiratory Therapist in the state
Certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
ACLS obtained in 90 days
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of information.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Performs routine and advanced therapeutic procedures according
to established policy and procedure.
- Reviews and documents all clinical information regarding each
- Educates patients and co-workers on procedures and treatment
- Performs diagnostic procedures.
- Provides care based on physical; psycho/social, educational,
safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of patient
served in assigned area.
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the
general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive
list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other
duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not
limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of
force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of
force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for
sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational
risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.
Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!
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