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NICU Respiratory Therapist

Company: Rapides Regional Medical Center
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Description IntroductionDo you have the career opportunities as a Respiratory Therapist 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.*This Position May Be Eligible for a Sign-On-BonusBenefitsRapides 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 free 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.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance 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)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location. Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a NICU Respiratory Therapist 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 QualificationsThe Respiratory Therapist coordinates and delivers high-quality, patient-centered respiratory care in accordance with the nature and specific requirements of the department, and consistent with the scope and standards of practice for the relevant state and specialty. As a vital part of the patient care team, the Respiratory Therapist performs a variety of diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures and monitors patients receiving invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation.What you will do in this role:
    • You will perform and document patient assessment, including breath sounds, airway patency, and cuff pressure. You will conduct diagnostic procedures to evaluate the need for, and response to, respiratory therapy.
    • You will administer respiratory care therapies, including oxygen delivery, aerosol medication delivery, and chest physiotherapy.
    • You will assist with placement of artificial airways. You will initiate, monitor, and maintain mechanical ventilation.
    • You will monitor patient for therapeutic response. You will notify provider and intervene as appropriate in the event of an unintended response.
    • You will assist with transportation of ventilator-dependent patients.
    • You will respond to emergent patient situations and ensure airway integrity and adequate ventilation during resuscitation as required.What qualifications you will need:
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
      • Neonate Resuscitate (NRP) must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
      • STABLE must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
      • State Registered Respiratory Therapist
      • Basic Cardiac Life Support, or CPR for Healthcare Providers must be obtained within 30 days of employment start dateRapides 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 NICU 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.

Keywords: Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria , NICU Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana

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