LHC Group. Inc

  • Respiratory Therapist

    Location : Facility Name
    Northshore Ext Care Lacombe
    Requisition ID
    2019-56005
    Location : Postal Code
    70445
    Position Type
    Full Time, Part Time, or PRN
    Work Schedule
    Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)
    CATEGORY
    THERAPY
    Location : City
    Lacome
    Location : State/Province
    LA
  • Overview

    LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. 

    Additional Details

    * Possesses knowledge and skills for basic airway maintenance and advanced airway maintenance if indicated (Endotrachael
    Intubation).
    * Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood gas analysis, if indicated by physician's order; understands the possible
    complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.
    * Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of
    varying ages, including adults and geriatric patients.
    * Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on
    patients, including adults and geriatric patients.
    * Manages and operates equipment in a safe manner. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is
    functioning safely.
    * Oversees the documentation of all pertinent data on the respiratory therapy progress notes with each visit.

    *Demonstrates the ability to use/perform: IPPB treatments, Hand-held Nebulizer treatments, Incentive Spirometer, Aerosol treatments, Chest PT, postural drainage, percussion, cough, Pulmonary Function testing, Pulse Oximetry, Training in breathing exercises, CPAP, Other methods of treatment/equipment upon physician orders
    * Knows the proper method and follows hospital policies and protocols for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing equipment used to provide respiratory care services.
    * Participates in Performance Improvement Activities as a part of the interdisciplinary team.
    * Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery and is able to assess possible side effects of oxygen delivery.
    * Performs initial patient evaluations per physician's order within the determined time frame.
    * Administers respiratory treatments according to physician orders or supervises nursing staff in the delivery of treatments.
    * Able to recognize the possible side effects of treatments and reports any side effects to the Physician, charge nurse or DON immediately.
    * Performs N-95 Respirator fit testing for employees.
    * Monitors and assesses patients on telemetry|cardiac monitors.
    * Completion and documentation of vital signs, blood glucose monitoring and other delegated tasks.
    * Other duties as assigned that are within scope of position.

    Qualifications

    Formal Education: Associate Degree or certification equivalent
    Experience: Less than 6 months
    License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: Yes
     
    Education Requirements
    • Graduate of an AMA approved school of respiratory therapy.
    License Requirements
    • CPR certification.
    • ACLS certification
    • Current Respiratory Therapist license in the state of practice
    Skill Requirements
    • Knowledge of all aspects of cardiopulmonary care services
    • Basic computer skills.

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