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Registered Respiratory Therapist-PRN (Internal Contracts Available)

Company: Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: Provides respiratory therapy and/or performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures related to cardiopulmonary disorder as ordered by physician and in accordance with established standards and practices. Job is performed appropriately for the age population served as defined in the department's scope of service.
CRITERIA A: Everyday Excellence Values - Employee demonstrates Everyday Excellence values in the day-to-day performance of their job.
* Demonstrates courtesy and caring to each other, patients and their families, physicians, and the community.
* Takes initiative in living our Everyday Excellence values and vital signs.
* Takes initiative in identifying customer needs before the customer asks.
* Participates in teamwork willingly and with enthusiasm.
* Demonstrates respect for the dignity and privacy needs of customers through personal action and attention to the environment of care.
* Keeps customers informed, answers customer questions and anticipates information needs of customers.
CRITERIA B: Corporate Compliance - Employee demonstrates commitment to the Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Guidelines and the GHS Corporate Compliance Guidelines.
* Practices diligence in fulfilling the regulatory and legal requirements of the position and department.
* Maintains accurate and reliable patient/organizational records.
* Maintains professional relationships with appropriate officials; communicates honesty and completely; behaves in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner in all professional contacts.
CRITERIA C: Personal Achievement - Employee demonstrates initiative in achieving work goals and meeting personal objectives.
* Uses accepted procedures and practices to complete assignments. Uses creative and proactive solutions to achieve objectives even when workload and demands are high.
* Adheres to high moral principles of honesty, loyalty, sincerity, and fairness.
* Upholds the ethical standards of the organization.

CRITERIA D: Performance Improvement - Employee actively participates in Performance Improvement activities and incorporates quality improvement standards in his/her job performance.
* Optimizes talents, skills, and abilities in achieving excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
* Initiates or redesigns to continuously improve work processes.
* Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve approaches to work processes.
* Willingly participates in organization and/or department quality initiatives.

CRITERIA E: Cost Management - Employee demonstrates effective cost management practices.
* Effectively manages time and resources
* Makes conscious effort to effectively utilize the resources of the organization - material, human, and financial.
* Consistently looks for and uses resource saving processes.
CRITERIA F: Patient & Employee Safety - Employee actively participates in and demonstrates effective patient and employee safety practices.
* Employee effectively communicates, demonstrates, coordinates and emphasizes patient and employee safety.
* Employee proactively reports errors, potential errors, injuries or potential injuries.
* Employee demonstrates departmental specific patient and employee safety standards at all times.
* Employee demonstrates the use of proper safety techniques, equipment and devices and follows safety policies, procedures and plans.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
1. Performs respiratory care procedures without direct supervision.
* Delivers and correctly sets up equipment.
* Monitors patients on continuous ventilation at frequency defined by department policy.
* Monitors environmental control systems, ensures quality and safety standards are met 100% of the time.
* Observes patient, checks equipment, changes/makes adjustments as necessary, adhering to department standards of care.
* Discontinues therapy as ordered; applies emergency protocols when needed.
* Collaborates with the medical staff on the effectiveness of the respiratory treatment as it relates to the patient/family plan of care.
2. Maintains established hospital/departmental quality assurance, safety and infection control policies and procedures.
* Assists with and participates in the development and implementation of QA and QI functions to evaluate and improve the operations for the respiratory care department.
* Follows established departmental safety and infection control policies and procedures. Cleans and checks equipment, making sure it is sterile and ready for patient use 100% of the time.
* Collaborates with the medical staff on the effectiveness of the respiratory treatment as it relates to the patient/family plan of care.
* Handles medications safely and securely
3. Provides staff education through the presentation of in-services; serves as mentor and resource to other staff.
* Demonstrates currency of knowledge about professional and technological changes and assesses education need to address changes.
* Develops staff education in-services that are consistently evaluated as excellent and pertinent.
* Seeks opportunities to enhance staff knowledge through mentoring and modeling proper procedure.
4. Performs all other duties as assigned.

One year in acute care hospital preferred
Current Louisiana licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
CPR Certified
NRP, PALS and ACLS preferred

Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Medical records w/o limitation both paper and electronic, patient demographics, lab and radiology results, patient information related to surgery or appointment schedules, information related to patient location, religious beliefs and/or public health records, medical records related to quality/data, patient financial and/or 3rd party billing, patient-related complaints, research information, investigatory information.
Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Incident reporting, handling of wastes, sharps and linen, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environment of care, patient identification, administers/receives/collects meds/blood, orders or products, validates, transports, monitors or observes patients for procedures including infusion pumps, monitors clinical alarms for all ages.

Keywords: Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge , Registered Respiratory Therapist-PRN (Internal Contracts Available), Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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