LHC Group. Inc

Respiratory Therapist (Long Term Acute Care)

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Northshore Ext Care Lacombe
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Northshore Extended Care in Lacombe is hiring for a Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing Cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with physician's orders, department policies and procedures. The Respiratory Therapist meets the requirements set forth by Regulatory Agencies (DMS, STATE, OSHA, JCAHO). This position does have direct patient contact.
Northshore Extended Care in Lacombe part of the 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. 
This is a full time day shift position

Additional Details

* Possesses knowledge and skills for basic airway maintenance and advanced airway maintenance if indicated (Endotrachael
* 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.


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 Louisiana
Skill Requirements
  • Knowledge of all aspects of cardiopulmonary care services
  • Basic computer skills.


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