HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Respiratory Therapist PRN in Alexandria, Louisiana

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for day-to-day operations in the respiratory care department. Assumes responsibility for policy/procedure formulations, performance improvement, and diagnostics. Assumes preceptor responsibilities for Respiratory Care Practitioners and new employees as directed within the area of specialty. Assists with initial assessment for all respiratory protocol patients. Assists with clinical-based research projects that are related to defining appropriateness and efficiency of respiratory care delivered.

When it comes to patient care, we strive to be the healthcare provider of choice. When it comes to employee care, our goal is to be the employer of choice.



Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with employer match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Long Term and Short Term Disability Benefits
  • Direct Deposit
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts
  • And more!

*EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: * * Graduate from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program * CurrentLouisiana Respiratory Care Practitioner License (Certified or Registered) * CPR for Healthcare Providers to be completed within 30 days of hire * Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) to be completed within 30 days of hire

MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Performs respiratory care procedures in response to patient needs, physician direction/orders, and within the limits of established RRMC respiratory care policies/procedures and respiratory care consults * Promotes optimal respiratory status of assigned patients through physical exam, chart review, and response to ordered therapies, and recommendations, when appropriate, to affect and achieve an optimal level of response to the intervention ordered. * Performs airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required * Communicates the patient care plan thoroughly and effectively with peers, physicians, and nursing staff, maintaining health care teams focus during and between shifts. * Corrects and adjusts respiratory care equipment, communicates operational theory to other health care professionals, and recommends technology most appropriate to maximize patient comfort and safety, and provide effective and appropriate use of technology. * Able to modify job duties and communicate with customers in an age appropriate manner. * Appropriately assesses the patient’s pain and involves the patient in effective management of the pain using age appropriate interventions. * Demonstrate clinical competence with patient care. * Demonstrate good ability to communicate in written and verbal fashion, promoting a team approach to patient care.

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Respiratory Therapist PRN

Location: Louisiana-Alexandria-Rapides Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 02348-10596