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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Registered Respiratory Therapist 1 - Our Lady of Lourdes Main Campus in Lafayette, Louisiana

About Us

Our Lady of Lourdes is a regional acute care medical center focused on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Lady of Lourdes is a part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which is the largest locally owned, not-for-profit, Catholic health system in Louisiana. As such, our hospital has access to a great many resources across the state and Mississippi - helping us to fulfill our mission.

Our hospital employs more than 2,200 people and offers a physician staff of over 600 doctors in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Lourdes’ services include Centers of Excellence in the areas of Orthopedics, Stroke and a Robotics Surgery Program. The hospital is home to the only burn unit in Southwest Louisiana and a Commission on Cancer accredited oncology program. Our Lady of Lourdes operates Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital, a premier 32-bed cardiac facility and Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital offering the area’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Level 3 Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. With additional services including multiple clinics, four imaging locations and a primary care physician network, Lourdes provides easy access to comprehensive care throughout the community.

What Makes Us Different?

At Our Lady of Lourdes we offer you much more than just a job in the healthcare industry. We offer career opportunities for people who have a calling to share their gifts and talents as part of our healing ministry. As part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, we are here to create a spirit of healing - and we invite you to join our team today if you would like to be part of that spirit. In addition to competitive salaries and generous benefits, we offer you something special - the chance to do God's work by helping to serve people in need throughout our community, every day.

Job Summary

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.

Description

Minimum Required

Education

Associates Degree or equivalent (10 Years’ experience as licensed therapist substituted for Associates Degree)

Training

Graduate of AMA approved program. BLS Certification

Special Skills

Successful completion of the National Certification exam administered by the NBRC.

Licensure

Successful completion of both the Certified and Registered exams administered by the NBRC. Current NBRC required. Current Louisiana State License or permit issued by LSBME and BLS certification

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