Respiratory Therapist - Lake Charles - Full Time
Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: May 19, 2020
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 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. Monitors and weans Oxygen Therapy and Artificial
ventilation, draws, analyzes and reports Arterial Blood Gases and
EKGs, and delivers intermittent therapy. Assists with changing of
artificial airways, and 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
Credentialed by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a
Certified Respiratory Therapist
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification (only for
trained therapists working in the NICU)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) must be obtained within 90
days of hire
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 keyboard.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals.
- Strong analytical skills.
- 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.
- Maintains professional certifications and up-to-date knowledge
of technical procedures.
- Attends staff meetings.
- 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.
This employer maintains and complies with its 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
The employer 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
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.
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 communicable diseases. There may be an
occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
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
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may
be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!
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