Respiratory Therapist

LHC Group Jefferson , LA 70121

Posted 3 months ago

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 (EndotrachaelIntubation).* Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood gas analysis, if indicated by physician's order; understands the possiblecomplications and contraindications associated with the procedure.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients ofvarying ages, including adults and geriatric patients.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed onpatients, including adults and geriatric patients.

  • Manages and operates equipment in a safe manner. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it isfunctioning 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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