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RRT - Alexandria LA

Company: Rapides Regional Medical Center
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: March 19, 2023

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Job Description:

Description Introduction Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) RRT you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Rapides Regional Medical Center which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.Benefits Rapides Regional Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more. Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service) Employee Stock Purchase Plan Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships) Colleague recognition program Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence) Learn more about Employee Benefits Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location. Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) RRT where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!Job Summary and Qualifications 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.\nORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS: Behavior demonstrates understanding and adherence to Rapides Regional Medical Center's values which are: Works with an attitude of SERVICEPromotes TEAMWORK within the department and the organizationExhibits ACCOUNTABILITY and responsibility in the performance of the jobExhibits RESPECT to self and othersDemonstrates an attitude of SAFETY in all tasks, job duties and responsibilities Performance Improvement/CQI Principles are consistently demonstrated in the performance of assigned duties.Attendance records reflect a punctual, dependable and responsible employee.Demonstrates adherence to the principles of safety and infection control.Appropriately handles all information including confidential information.Strives to anticipate and exceed expectations of their customers as demonstrated by positive customer comments and management observation.Communicates in a clear, courteous manner, demonstrating positive interpersonal skills.Utilizes medical center property and resources effectively and efficiently.Willingly accepts and performs all assigned duties.Reflects RRMC values and sensitivity to RRMC's ethical and compliance principles and the Code of Conduct in the daily activities.The employee demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to the Code of Conduct.Demonstrates Support for patient rights in day-to-day interactions. 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 consultsPromotes 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 requiredCommunicates 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.Demonstrate professional development through continuing education activities. \n What qualifications you will need:Advanced Cardiac Life Spt must be obtained within 30 days of employment start dateCPR for Healthcare Providers must be obtained within 30 days of employment start datePALS Pediatric Adv Life Supt must be obtained within 30 days of employment start dateState Registered Respiratory TherapistAssociate Degree No Travel Travel Required No experience Required Years of Experience This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved). Rapides Regional Medical Center is a 350+ bed hospital and ER in Alexandria, Louisiana. We offer services ranging from Cancer Care to Wound Care. Our medical staff includes doctors in more than 30 medical specialties. At Rapides Regional we believe that well-defined values are the key to nurturing staff and patient satisfaction. By joining our team you contribute to the positive culture of the hospital. This culture impacts the well-being of patients and their families. It also impacts your colleagues, and your own personal job satisfaction. Learn what our commitment to patient satisfaction, service excellence and professional expertise can do for your career. HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies - by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. "Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. HCA Healthcare Co-Founder If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our RRT opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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