Respiratory Therapist- Certified/ Registered PRN NT

Location: Chalmette, LA
Date Posted: 05-07-2018
Respiratory Therapist- Certified PRN NT

Job Profile Summary
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; delivers intermittent therapy; assists with changing of artificial airways.) Provides services as ordered by a physician and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Job Description  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 St. Bernard Parish Hospital's discretion.
 
 
Education
Required - High School diploma or equivalent
 
Work Experience Required - None.
 
Certifications
Required - Current Louisiana State License as a Respiratory Therapist
Credentialed by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification (only for trained therapists working in the NICU)
ACLS obtained in 90 days
 
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
     
    Job Duties
     
  • Performs routine and advanced therapeutic procedures according to established policy and procedure
  • Reviews and documents all clinical information regarding each patient
  • Educates patients and co-workers on procedures and treatment plans
  • 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.
 
Complies with the St. Bernard Parish Hospital 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 compliance- related concerns.
 
St. Bernard Parish Hospital 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 essential functions.
 
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 and tissue.
 
 
 
 
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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.
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