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VieMed Healthcare Staffing is looking for LTAC Respiratory Therapists to fill multiple PRN positions in the Lafayette, LA area.

Pay: $58.25/HR

Shifts: Nights (12-hour shifts)

Contracts: PRN or 4-13 week contract options.

The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing Cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with physician's orders, department policies and procedures. The Respiratory Therapist meets the requirements set forth by Regulatory Agencies (DMS, STATE, OSHA, JCAHO). This position does have direct patient contact.

Essential Functions

* Possesses knowledge and skills for basic airway maintenance and advanced airway maintenance if indicated (Endotrachael Intubation).

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

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

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

* Manages and operates equipment in a safe manner. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning 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 and blood glucose monitoring.

Education Requirements

  • Graduate of an AMA approved school of respiratory therapy.

License Requirements

  • CPR certification.

ACLS certification

  • Current Respiratory Therapist license in Louisiana

Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of all aspects of cardiopulmonary care services
  • Basic computer skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer vets, disability.

Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to complete full vaccination by date of hire and proof of vaccination will be required. If permitted by state law, the company will consider requests for religious or medical exemptions

VieMed Healthcare Staffing LLC

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