Tulane Medical Center
full-time part-time employee contract
Description SHIFT: PRNSCHEDULE: PRN/Per DiemCertified Respiratory Therapist
Do you have the career opportunities as a Certified Respiratory Therapist you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Tulane Medical Center a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.
At Tulane Medical Center we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:
Student Loan Repayment
Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
Paid Personal Leave
401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
Identity Theft Protection discounts
Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
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Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a Certified 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!
CRT's provide therapeutic, diagnostic, and emergency services in the critical and acute care setting related to care of the airway and cardiopulmonary system under physician direction. Scope of service includes managing equipment, performing assessments, providing patient care, and educating the patient, family and staff. Performs other duties as assigned.
About this unit:
Teamwork is the core of how we operate
Engagement of Leadership – Everyone on the team is motivated and patient focused.
Dynamic Departmental Duties
Perform emergency, special and routine respiratory care procedures in the critical and acute care setting according to physician orders, policies, procedures and approved care plans and practice guidelines.
Manage cardiopulmonary equipment related to acute care, including long- term mechanical ventilation, by performing monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting, assessment, cleaning, and documentation.
Perform appropriate physical exam; review radiographic, laboratory and other test results to assist in respiratory care plan assessment and document patient progress.
Perform arterial and capillary blood gas punctures, arterial artery cannulazation, endotracheal intubation in addition to oximetry appropriate for age and level of comprehension, and other pulmonary and cardiovascular procedures and assessments as required and authorized by the medical director.
Communicate rationale, adverse reactions and initiate recommendations to the medical and nursing staff related to the clinical management of cardiopulmonary disease by applying current trends and technology as appropriate.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: NBRC credentials and licensed by LSBME as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT); current CPR/BCLS required, ACLS and PALS required within 1 year.
Education: Graduate of JCRCE accredited Respiratory Therapist entry level program.
Experience: Minimum one year post graduate clinical experience preferred.
Special qualifications: Must be able to successfully complete established competencies for the position within designated probationary period. Complete an intubation rotation, become cross trained in SICU/MICU and PICU/NICU and accept assignments in these areas as deemed necessary by the Clinical Supervisor.
Work schedule: PRN
With 235+ beds, Tulane Medical Center is an acclaimed teaching, research and medical center serving the greater New Orleans area. Tulane Medical Center has been named a World’s Best Hospital by Newsweek in its 2019 listing of the top medical facilities across the globe. Of the 1,000 hospitals listed in the report, Tulane Medical Center is one of just 250 “World’s Best Hospitals” found in the United States and the only hospital in southern Louisiana on the list.
At Tulane, our mission statement reminds us that above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. When we speak of our mission, we usually think about our dedication to patients and their families and our commitment to them. But we are also equally committed to our employees. You are part of an organization with a long history of compassion and service to patients. The degree to which we as an organization can provide quality healthcare service is highly dependent on how well you are able to perform your job.
HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.
If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Certified Respiratory Therapist 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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