Respiratory Therapist Lead-Registered - Baton Rouge - Evenings
Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: July 13, 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. Delivers intermittent therapy and assists with changing
of artificial airways. Oversees, guides, and mentors the
respiratory staff to ensure the plan of care for the patient
population. Actively role models and coaches the behaviors
associated with the Leadership, Art, and Science of Respiratory
Care. Provides services as ordered by a physician and in accordance
with established policies and procedures.To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at Ochsner's
Required - High School diploma or equivalent
Required - 2 years experience as technician or therapist in adult,
neonatal and pediatric, and general care areas.
Required - Current License as Respiratory Therapist in the state of
practice, Certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care
as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
Preferred - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) from the
American Heart Association
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
- Strong organizational 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
- Develops all technical policies, procedures, and standards
governing the organization and operations of the Respiratory
- Makes staffing assignments and delegates duties to personnel to
ensure continuity of patient care.
- Provides clinical support and acts as a resource to Respiratory
Therapy staff and personnel in order to provide optimal care.
- Steers progressive clinical excellence through staff
development. Actively participates in the selection, training,
development, and evaluation of the healthcare team.
- 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 demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently,
and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy Work.
(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time)
to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only
a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts
should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
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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