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Respiratory Therapist

Description

The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for all clinical, technical, and diagnostic services offered by the Department. Many services provided will apply to all age groups and the Therapist may be required to modify the therapeutic or diagnostic modalities to the patient s size and/or age to attain the proper results. The therapist must be trained to recognize these situations. The Staff Therapist will also be required to assist the Department Manager in maintaining staffing levels and supplies to control resources to reach financial goals. The individual may be required to flex work hours up or down to assure coverage of the department. Therapist must maintain an environment conductive to performance improvement efforts. A strong knowledge of Respiratory Care is required because the Therapist may work under limited supervision, but always under the Department Medical Director.

Qualifications

Currently licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and Professional credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, Certified Respiratory Therapist, or eligible for that exam (temporary permit). The ability to provide and direct quality care by utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach to assure continuity of care. BLS certification upon hire. ACLS, PALS and NRP certifications within ninety days of hire.
Minimum of one-year experience with routine as well as critical care therapeutic & diagnostic procedures. (Clinical education from an AMA approved Respiratory Therapy Training Program may be substituted for one-year experience).


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