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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Registered Respiratory Therapist 1 in Bogalusa, Louisiana

The Registered Respiratory Therapist participates in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. Therapists are responsible for the initiation and management of Life Support Systems under the direction of the physician. The RRT may perform all tasks included in their license practice act within department guidelines and policies. The RRT must function with limited supervision, relying on their education and the guidance of the physician and supervisory staff.

  • Observes and adheres to all departmental and hospital policies and procedures, and follows all safety, quality assurance, and infection control standards.

  • Efficiently records pertinent patient care data utilizing the computerized medical record or manual documentation in order to promote timely and efficient access to required information throughout the organization. Preserves the confidentiality of data and information identified as sensitive for the protection of patient dignity and privacy.

  • Consults with physicians concerning respiratory care procedures, initiates bronchodilator therapy in situations of respiratory distress, attends Code Blue and MET calls, transports patients requiring respiratory assistance.

  • Checks patient oxygen equipment, spot-checks respiratory care equipment, nebulizer, while ensuring proper equipment operation and the provision of high-quality health care services.

  • Prepares, initiates, and monitors patient respiratory ventilator system, and ensures adequate ventilation levels during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and routine mechanical ventilation in an effort to ensure continuity and quality in the provision of patient care services.

  • Administers and assesses respiratory therapy procedures (e.g., handheld nebulizers, mechanical ventilation, chest physiotherapy, nasotracheal and tracheal suctioning), assesses therapy effectiveness, and prepares equipment and medications following physician's orders in a professional and considerate manner.

  • Act as a professional- Assesses patient condition and compliance recommending appropriate therapy and having the ability to interact with my peers, nursing and medical staff in a professional manner. Ensuring the best patient outcomes while maintaining a positive work atmosphere.

    Education Associate's Degree or equivalent (10 year’s experience as a licensed therapist substituted for Associates Degree) Certification Successful completion of both the Certified and Registered exams administered by the NBRC. Licensure Current Louisiana State License or permit issued by LSBME and American Heart Association BLS certification ACLS within 1 year of hire

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