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Slidell Memorial Hospital Respiratory Therapist - *Sign On Bonus Available* - Full Time - 12 hr shifts in Slidell, Louisiana

Major Duties:

  • Delivers patient care utilizing Respiratory Care procedures, data collection and assessment; implementation and prioritization of patient's problems and needs; and development/implementation/evaluation of a Respiratory Plan of Care.

  • Demonstrates critical thinking to assure the delivery of safe, quality, age-specific care.

  • Interacts, communicates and collaborates effectively with appropriate team members.

  • Documents accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures, regulatory accrediting body requirements, and professional practice standards.

  • Therapists are required to exercise independent judgment under the supervision of a physician in the care of patients.

  • Meets organizational expectations as defined by the Employee Standards of Performance, hospital and department policies and procedures, and the hospital’s strategic goals.

  • Verbalizes a clear understanding of continuous quality improvement and customer satisfaction measures and actively participates in improvement initiatives.

  • Responds to internal/external disasters as directed.

  • Cardio-pulmonary patient assessment.

  • Performs/assists diagnostic testing to include but not limited to Arterial punctures, blood gas analysis, EKG's and Pulmonary Function Testing.

  • Performs safe administration of Therapeutic modalities to include Oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, ventilator management, Bi-PAP, CPAP, IPPB, and airway management.

  • Performs Diagnostic modialities to include Arterial Sampling, Blood Gas Analysis, Pneumograms, and Bedside PFT's.

  • Performs safe administration of aerosolized respiratory medications.

  • Select, assemble, initiate and trouble-shoot appropriate Respiratory Care Equipment.

  • Utilize Infection Control practices.

  • Maintain records to include appropriate documentation and timely patient assessments.

  • Present professional image.

  • Assist with cost containment measures.

  • Attend staff meetings.

  • Complete competencies as required.

  • Maintains patient, employee, physician and organization confidentiality.

  • Respects the rights, privacy and property of others.

    Education/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current Respiratory Care practices.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Graduate of an AMA Respiratory Care Program or equivalent.

    Licensure/Certification:

    Current CPR Certification and current Louisiana license. NBRC Certification/Registry.

    Preferred: NICU (NRP) Certification.

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