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Respiratory Therapist

Company: LCMC Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Your job is more than a job One-of-a-kind care comes from one-of-a-kind people. As a Respiratory Therapist, you believe in treating the whole person, and not just the disease or illness, going beyond nebulizers, inhalers and ventilators. Cardiopulmonary disorders are life-challenging and as a registered respiratory therapist, you understand arterial puncture or cannulation, artificial airway types and sizes, initial ventilatory settings for mechanical ventilation, ventilator changes based on established parameters and patient assignments to staff based on skills inventory. And as a compassionate human being, you empathize with the feeling of "I can't breathe" from a child suffering with asthma to an elderly patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Respiratory struggles can be exhausting, so you do more than administer treatment. You go beyond calming anxiety, easing fear, and letting your inner light shine. Seeing your patients relax and smile after liberation and alleviation of respiratory distress is why you do what you do. And that's what we love about you.Your experiences, knowledge, skills, your empathy, compassion, personality, all of it adds up to you. And we're excited to get to know you and find out what you'll bring to this critical respiratory therapist role. Your Everyday Demonstrate proficiency in critical and general care procedures including patient assessment, ventilator management, arterial punctures, code III response, bronchoscopy assistance, intubation, monitoring equipment, airway management, endo/nasotracheal suctioning, and arterial line placement, aerosol therapy, IPPB, CPT, oxygen therapy, incentive spirometry, aerochamber/inhaler, and peak flow meters. Organize and set priorities while assuring safe operation of all equipment needed for patient care and procedures within the established guidelines and timeframes. Manage equipment/supply needs appropriately. Demonstrate quality improvement commitment through accurate monitoring, documentation, and incidents. Participate in planning and problem solving. Adhere to BSI policies at all times. Perform treatments using aseptic technique when required. Follow, instruct and enforce others on infection control policies and procedures. Maintain a safe environment for everyone recognizing and taking action to correct unsafe conditions utilizing proper channels of communication. Communicate information regarding treatments ensuring patient's or family members understanding, comprehension and active participation. The Must-Have Minimum: Licensed Respiratory Therapist - Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners Current American Heart Association (BLS) certificationsPreferred: Registered Respiratory Therapist (CRT) - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. Your Extras Deliver healthcare with heart. Give people a reason to smile. Put a little love in your work. Be honest and real, but with compassion. Bring some lagniappe into everything you do. Forget one-size-fits-all, think one-of-a-kind care. See opportunities, not problems - it's all about perspective. Cheerlead ideas, differences, and each other. Love what makes you, you - because we do. LCMC Health Our people make health happen. While our NOLA roots run deep, our branches are the vessels that carry our mission of bringing the best possible care to every person and parish in Louisiana and beyond and put a little more heart and soul into healthcare along the way. Celebrating authenticity, originality, equity, inclusion and a little "come on in" attitude is the foundation of LCMC Health's culture of everyday extraordinary. You are welcome here LCMC Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, ContractBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceHealthcare setting: HospitalShift: Day shift Evening shift Night shiftWeekly schedule: Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate: New Orleans, LA: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: LCMC Health, New Orleans , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , New Orleans, Louisiana

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