Lafayette General Health



Lafayette General Health (LGH) is a healthcare system striving to build a regional healthcare network that delivers excellence in care and outcomes. LGH serves the south-central region of Louisiana by aligning with facilities across the designated cultural area known as Acadiana.

LGH’s flagship hospital, Lafayette General Medical Center, in operation since 1911, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that does not pay out any revenue to shareholders as for-profits do. LGH also owns or manages Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, St. Martin Hospital, University Hospital & Clinics and Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, and has several affiliations with facilities across Acadiana.

The main facilities of LGH are comprised of five hospitals, each serving various needs and demographics.

The flagship of the LGH system is Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC), founded in 1911. With 365 staffed beds, it is the largest full-service acute care medical center in Acadiana. The campus, located in the Oil Center business district of Lafayette, includes more than one million square feet of space. University Hospital & Clinics, located at the corner of Bertrand Drive and Congress Street in Lafayette, is also a full-service acute care center offering a variety of specialized outpatient clinics. Also in the Oil Center, Lafayette General Surgical Hospital is a short-stay surgical hospital and medical office complex that is part of a joint venture of Lafayette General Medical Center and local physicians.

Since 1969, St. Martin Hospital has served the people of St. Martin Parish from its Breaux Bridge location. Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital was founded in 1958 in Kaplan. It provides Vermilion Parish residents a general acute care facility offering emergency and outpatient services, including, among others, general surgery, gynecology, pediatrics and imaging services.

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Awards

Surgery

  • HealthGrades General Surgery Excellence Award, 2012
Orthopedics
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award, 2011, 2010
  • Ranked Among the top 5% Best in the Nation and #1 in Louisiana for Overall Orthopedic Services: (Joint Replacement, Spine Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Fracture Repair, Back & Neck Surgery.)
  • Named #1 in Louisiana for major orthopedic surgery by CareChex, 2010
Neurosurgery
  • Named #1 in Louisiana for major neurosurgery, by CareChex, 2010
Vascular
  • Ranked 2nd in Louisiana for Vascular Surgery
  • Five-Star Rated for Carotid Surgery 3 years in a row (2008-2010)
Prostate
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Prostatectomy Excellence Award, 2011, 2010
  • Ranked Among the top 5% Best in the Nation for Prostatectomy
Gastrointestinal
  • HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award, 2012
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award 3 years in a row (2008-2010)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% Best in the Nation for GI Surgery 3 years in a row (2008-2010)
  • HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award, 2010
Cardiology
  • Top performer in the Nation on CMS/ Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration for Coronary Artery Bypass
Pediatrics
  • Recipient of the "Silver Bear" Award, 2011, from the Governor's Emergency Medical Services for Children Council, meeting nationally-recognized criteria for pediatric emergency care
Emergency Department
  • Voted Best Emergency Room by the Times of Acadiana "Best of" Poll 2010
  • 2010 Recipient of Press Ganey's Top Improver Award for Emergency Departments
Patient Care
  • Recipient of Excellence in Patient Care for Physicians Award from The Studer Group, 2010
  • HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, 2009
  • Patient Safety Award for Overall Medical Care from CareChex
 
Other Significance:
  • Performed first Open Heart surgery in Acadiana
  • Performed first Craniotomy in Acadiana
  • Southern Eye Bank's "Hospital of the Year" Award, 2011
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 06, 2020
RN-LGMC 6T TELEMETRY-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 604) Location: LGMC Employment Status: Full Time   Summary: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.   Responsibilities: •The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. • The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan • The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective • Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being • In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria • The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions • Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness • Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs • Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. Education: ·         Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana ·         CPR Certification ·         Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice   Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior   Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 06, 2020
RN-LGMC 8W ONCOLOGY-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 2760) Location: LGMC Employment Status: Full Time SUMMARY:  The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act.  The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: §  The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan §  The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective §  Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being §  In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria §  The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions §  Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness §  Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served §  Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs §  Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards.   QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: ·         Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana ·         CPR Certification ·         Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice   PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: ·         Must comply with all Standards of Behavior ·         Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: ·         Computer ·         Various types of medical instruments & equipment.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: ·         Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis ·         May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as       walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 06, 2020
NURSE TECH-LGMC NICU-PRN (JOB ID: 3258) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: I. The Nurse Technician is responsible for a variety of Decision Making/Problem Solving functions. A. Demonstrates the ability to interact therapeutically with patients and family members. B. Practices cost effectiveness in each job-related activity and decision. C. Participates in meetings, in-services, committees, and councils. D. Demonstrates a proactive approach by suggesting changes/ projects to improve patient care and the work environment. E. Is flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the patient care area. F. Maintains patient and employee confidentiality. II. The Nurse Technician is responsible for Initiative/Commitment in the hospital. A. Must meet clinical competencies specific for assigned unit B. Maintains safe, neat and clean physical environment in patient care area according to OSHA, safety and infection control mandates. C. Takes necessary safety precautions. III. The Nurse Technician is responsible for maintaining Quality/Productivity. A. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients in the patient care area. B. Provides unit specific patient care under the guidance of licensed professionals. C. Manual dexterity and motor coordination to perform such skills as lifting and turning patients. IV. The Nurse Technician will be responsible for participating in Teamwork within the hospital. A. Assist with unit specific tasks under appropriate supervision. B. Assists other team members in completion of duties. C. Displays concern for all staff. D. Works effectively as team member. E. Works in a collaborative manner with multiple caregivers. F. Supports the goals and missions of LGMC. G. Adheres to the policies and procedures of LGMC. H. Seeks out learning opportunities by observing more complex tasks performed by the licensed caregiver. V. The Nurse Technician will be responsible for maintaining communication skills throughout the hospital. A. Maintains open communication with other team members regarding patients’ performance and progress. B. Maintains the confidentiality of patient information from public. C. Demonstrates ability and willingness to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally. D. Able to establish and maintain rapport with patients, families, visitors, physicians, and staff. E. Documents appropriately in the medical record including completion of tasks and order entry. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Completion of high school education or equivalent required. B. CPR - Basic Life Support (BLS) certification to be obtained within 30 days of hire. C. Falls Prevention, OSHA, and Restraints must be completed within 30 days of hire and renewable annually. D. Pursuing a degree/licensure as a RN or LPN and must have completed clinical competencies in Fundamentals of Nursing from school attended. 1) Letter of recommendation from the Instructor is required 2) Copy of completed competencies or skills checklist is required. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: • Computer • Various PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 03, 2020
PATIENT ACCESS SPECIALIST- LGMC ACCESS SERVICE-PART TIME (JOB ID: 2199) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PT   SUMMARY: The Patient Access Specialist can be a resource person to the patient, family, staff and physicians. The Patient Access Specialist prioritizes patients according to worklist scheduled times and patient type. The Specialist will have a working relationship with all departments serviced by the scheduling and registration department. The Patient Access Specialist will report any issues to the Patient Access Manager or Director.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ·         Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of registration and financial clearance requirements. o    Obtains and verifies the accuracy and completeness of required comprehensive pre-registration/registration information, including the accurate entry of demographic, and financial information within the Cerner system. o    Demonstrates ability to leverage available systems and tools to identify when authorization is needed and submits requests when necessary for both outpatient and inpatient services. o    Knowledge of commonly encountered insurance plans, payer requirements and the different benefit structures by plan type and can appropriately select the appropriate payer and plan for the encounter. o    Ability to correctly explain the patient’s financial liabilities to the patient and obtain payment or establish payment plans prior to services. o    Validates medical accessibility in accordance with Center for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) standards and communicates relevant coverage/eligibility information to patient. ·         Exhibits thorough knowledge and proficiency in the use of the Cerner system and associated processes and procedures, electronic verification tools, and other Web base resources. ·         Ability to accurately record/maintain scheduled appointments and coordinate with internal and external customers as required. ·         Ability to orient and precept new team members to all areas of Patient Access. o    Coordinates training/orientation schedules and documents appropriately when completed. ·         Ensures required forms are completed and signatures obtained on, including but are not limited to, Consent of Treatment, Medicare Secondary Payer, and Important Message from Medicare, etc. ·         Exhibits knowledge of the Lafayette General Healthcare System and its services provided (including service options for patients within the system and with other community providers), and the ability to effectively convey this knowledge to patients, their families/caregivers and other LGMC team members. ·         Ability to communicate pro-actively and respectfully with all internal and external customers. ·         Maintains ongoing open communications with peers and staff across the system, assisting with problem resolution as appropriate.   EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: High School degree or GED required.   EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Computer, Telephone, Printers and Fax machine   PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: ·         Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis. The workstations on wheels require a maximum push force of 11 – 15 lbs. for the 500 series cart. ·         Most work is computer-based. This includes the work station on wheels where work is completed at the bedside. Requires standing and walking for 2-3 hours at a time, walking within the department and from room to room. Includes printing material and retrieving from the printer as well as scanning documents into the computer. Some assignments may require sitting for 3-4 hours at a time. Requires excellent speaking and hearing for phone and in-person conversations.   SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required.   The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee. The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 03, 2020
CNA-LGMC 10W OBSERVATION-PART TIME (JOB ID: 3246) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PT SUMMARY:  Cares for patients in the hospital, or other medical facility, under direction of nursing, by performing the following duties. Provides exceptional service and/or care to all patients, customers and team members.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ·         Answers call lights to determine patients' needs. ·         Assists patients with activities of daily living. ·         Serves and collects food trays and feeds patients requiring help. ·         Transports patients or assists patients to walk. ·         Turns and repositions patients, alone or with assistance. ·         Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors, and answers telephone. ·         Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ·         Maintains a neat and clean patient environment. ·         Perform other duties as required.   QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Education/Training/Experience: ·         License(s), Certification(s), Registration(s), Accreditation(s): o    Louisiana CNA certification o    CPR  Certification   PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: ·         Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. ·         Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior   EQUIPMENT OPERATED: ·         Computer ·         Various types of medical instruments & equipment.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:   Medium Work – Medium level work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21 – 50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11- 25 pounds on a frequent basis. May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving of patients.             Walking about from patients’ rooms as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 03, 2020
RN SPECIALTY-LGMC LABOR AND DELIVERY-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3247) Location: LGMC Employment Status: Full Time SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan  The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective  Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being  In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria  The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions  Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness  Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served  Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs  Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: • Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana • CPR Certification • Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: • Must comply with all Standards of Behavior • Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: • Computer • Various types of medical instruments & equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 03, 2020
RN SPECIALTY-LGMC RADIOLOGY-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3249) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Specialty RN will fulfill all essential duties and responsibilities of the RN job description below as well as the following: 1. Will be a resource to other units within the hospital for specific patient care needs including but not limited to, administering chemotherapy, providing specialized surgical/procedural intervention and/or responding to Codes and RRT’s. 2. These nurses will maintain their skills and knowledge as well as applicable certifications within their specialty.  The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan  The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective  Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being  In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria  The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions  Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness  Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served  Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs  Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: • Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana • Maintains current BLS Certification • ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire. • Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire. • Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: • Must comply with all Standards of Behavior • Prompt and regular attendance according to policy • Comply with dress code and appearance standards • Interact with patients, customers, the general public, management, and team members in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner • Work with integrity, uphold LGH’s mission, values, and maintain confidentiality in all situations • Follow safety & security policies & procedures, immediately report suspicious activities and unsafe conditions. Use equipment, tools & materials properly; use and/or wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) • Participate in all mandatory job training and meetings as directed • Adhere to requirements, policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or other Hospital/Clinic practices. • Maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units. • Maintains acceptable standards of patient care. • Exercises appropriate use of Universal Precautions, personal protective equipment, and other safety guidelines/regulations as required by OSHA and other enforcement agencies EQUIPMENT OPERATED: • General office equipment • Computer • Diagnostic testing equipment • Various types of medical instruments & equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee. The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior   Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 03, 2020
PHLEBOTOMIST-LGMC LAB-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3250) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: The Phlebotomist is primarily responsible for phlebotomy procedures. Will assists in charting and other clerical duties of the department. The Phlebotomist must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patient served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess date reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her neonate, pediatric, adolescent or geriatric needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit’s department policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Maintains collection tray and working area in a sanitary condition. 2. Follows proper patient identification policy. 3. Draws blood from patients and returns specimens to pathology for analysis to establish procedures. 4. Labels all specimens with date, initials and time received. 5. Accurately logs in date and time drawn of all specimens in the lab computer system. 6. Uses lab computer to generate labels, reports, and inquiries as needed. 7. Assists couriers and clerical personnel when necessary. 8. Assists with supply inventory and stocking of received supplies. 9. Responsible in an appropriate manner to Stat, Timed and Routine orders as well as Codes as assigned. 10. Reviews all computer printouts on patient phlebotomy requests for pertinent demographic and clinical information. 11. Prioritizes duties according to requests, location and specimen priority. 12. Refers questionable matters to management or technical staff. 13. Attends in-services and department meetings as required. 14. Participates in pathology quality improvement, attends and participated in lab in-services. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: 1. Minimum High school Graduate or equivalent. 2. Certified as phlebotomy technician by national certification exam preferred. EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Computer  Various PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:  Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis  May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee. The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change. Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 03, 2020
EKG TELEMETRY TECH-LGMC CARDIOLOGY-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3251) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: EKG Telemetry Technician is to provide continuous cardiac rhythm monitor watch, interpreting rate and rhythm for significant and /or life-threatening changes. They perform diagnostic ECG examinations for subsequent evaluation and treatment by attending physician and applies and removes holter monitors. The EKG Telemetry Technician copies and delivers reports and notifies appropriate nursing personnel or physicians of findings. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Maintains the standards of care and adheres to the policies and procedures of the LGMC, patient care services and assigned area. 2. Responsible for watching ECG monitors on medical / surgical areas. 3. Performs 12 lead ECGs and rhythm strips in a careful and accurate manner according to stated policy and procedure manual. 4. Observes and interprets cardiac monitor continuously with identification of arrhythmia and notifies charge nurse if uncertain or unclear. 5. Has a basic knowledge of electrocardiography and can read and interpret ECGs following successful completion of the basic ECG course. 6. Maintains logbook by posting ECG strips every 4 hours and prn and sends strips to floor (run two strips per patient). Post one and send other to unit. 7. Has knowledge and ability to use the MUSE System for storing and editing ECGs. 8. Maintains telemetry or holter monitors and ECG machines in good working condition with notification to appropriate personnel if repairs are needed. 9. Participates in ordering paper and other supplies in a timely and cost effective fashion. 10. Must be able to read and understand physician’s interpretation of ECGs in order to edit and record on our MUSE system. 11. Applies holter monitors in a careful and accurate manner as stated in the policy and procedure manual. 12. Copies and delivers to all units all edited ECG reports and holter monitor reports. 13. Provides shift report to appropriate personnel. 14. Required passage of ECG monitor tech course by 80% or better. 15. Satisfactory completion of an annual performance skills checklist with ECG testing. 16. Demonstrates effective interdepartmental and intradepartmental communication skills. 17. Performs Bioz procedures in a careful and accurate manner according to stated policy and procedure. 18. Scans 24 hour holter monitor test in a careful and accurate manner according to stated policy and procedure. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: 1. High school diploma or equivalent required. 2. ECG course completion or current EMT/Paramedic license required. 3. CPR to be obtained within 90 days of hire. 4. OSHA and Falls Prevention to be completed within 30 days of hire and renewable annually. EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Computer  Various PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:  Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis  May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee. The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 03, 2020
PHARMACY TECH-LGMC PHARMACY-PRN (JOB ID: 3254) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN   The pharmacy technician assists pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. Pharmacy technicians work only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. They do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in appropriate locations 2. Rotates stock to ensure use before the expiration date 3. Identifies and replaces outdated and usable pharmaceuticals 4. Fills physician orders, medical surgical kits, medication carts and / or floor stock requisitions accurately 5. Prepares intravenous admixtures or other sterile preparations accurately 6. Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately and return credit medications and supplies per established schedule 7. Restocks medication and IV dispensing areas accurately within specified time periods 8. Repackages bulk medications in unit dose packages accurately per established procedures 9. Enters charges and credits for patient medications accurately 10. Monthly inspection of all patient care areas and crash carts in the hospital for expired and/or inappropriate pharmaceuticals 11. Maintains current technical certification 12. Attends orientation, education, and training programs 13. Reviews literature and other materials pertinent to the practice of pharmacy including but not limited to new drugs, improved technology, and changes in laws EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: 1. High School diploma or equivalent required 2. Must be 18 years of age 3. Must possess a valid Louisiana Technician Certificate or permit renewable annually in June EQUIPMENT OPERATED: • Computer • Various PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee. The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change.
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 01, 2020
RN-LGMC 9T MED SURG-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 278) Location: LGMC Employment Status: Full Time   Summary: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.   Responsibilities: •The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. • The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan • The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective • Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being • In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria • The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions • Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness • Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs • Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. Education: ·         Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana ·         CPR Certification ·         Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice   Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior   Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 01, 2020
RN SPECIALTY-LGMC EMERGENCY-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 2196) Location:LGMC Employment Status:Full Time   SUMMARY:  The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act.  The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   §  The Specialty RN will fulfill all essential duties and responsibilities of the RN job description below as well as the following: 1.       Will be a resource to other units within the hospital for specific patient care needs including but not limited to, administering chemotherapy, providing specialized surgical/procedural intervention and/or responding to Codes and RRT’s.  2.      These nurses will maintain their skills and knowledge as well as applicable certifications within their specialty.    §  The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan §  The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective §  Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being §  In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria §  The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions §  Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness §  Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served §  Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs §  Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards.   QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:   ·         Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana ·         Maintains current BLS Certification ·         ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire. ·         Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire. ·         Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice   PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: ·         Must comply with all Standards of Behavior ·         Prompt and regular attendance according to policy ·         Comply with dress code and appearance standards ·         Interact with patients, customers, the general public, management, and team members in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner  ·         Work with integrity, uphold LGH’s  mission, values, and maintain confidentiality in all situations ·         Follow safety & security policies & procedures, immediately report suspicious activities and unsafe conditions.  Use equipment, tools & materials properly; use and/or wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) ·         Participate in all mandatory job training and meetings as directed ·         Adhere to requirements, policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or other Hospital/Clinic practices. ·         Maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units. ·         Maintains acceptable standards of patient care. ·         Exercises appropriate use of Universal Precautions, personal protective equipment, and other safety guidelines/regulations as required by OSHA and other enforcement agencies   EQUIPMENT OPERATED: ·         General office equipment ·         Computer ·         Diagnostic testing equipment ·         Various types of medical instruments & equipment.   Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior   Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 01, 2020
MENTAL HEALTH TECH SPECIALTY/LGMC ED/FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3235) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT SUMMARY:   Supports nursing staff in maintaining a therapeutic milieu by performing routinely assigned tasks and carrying out patient care activities within the scope of the Mental Health Tech Specialty training and experience.  The Mental Health Tech Specialty will maintain a safe and professional standard for patient care according to facility mission, policy and procedure, and in accordance with all external regulatory and credentialing bodies.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  1.   Demonstrates the ability to employ de-escalation and therapeutic interventions as needed. 2.   Completes unit safety checks. 3.   Documents patient activity in the EMR as appropriate. 4.   Performs close observation, fall protocol and one to one protocol as directed. 5.   Implements patient care activities under the direction and supervision of licensed nursing personnel. 6.      Performs vital signs, weights, ADL, nutritional monitoring, and communicates findings to the nurse. 7.      Assists patients with meals, snacks, bathroom functions, and maintaining of belongings as needed. 8.      Assists at risk/physically challenged patients with mobility needs as needed. 9.      Individualizes all patient care activities to the age specific/disability/ cultural sensitivity needs of the patient. 10.   Communicates and Documents patient observation and date effectively. 11.  Accepts other duties as assigned and not covered in the job description. 12.  Documents significant occurrences, observed behavior, vital signs, nutrition intake and patient observation findings on assigned patients and as requested by the registered nurse, with 100% accuracy and within defined time lines. 13.  Communicates outcome of assigned tasks to nursing staff and assigned security guard in a timely manner. 14.  Communicates follow-up on patient care responsibilities; Hand-off communication, ongoing activities, and current patient needs to relevant staff to assure continuity of care. 15.  Demonstrates a positive attitude, professional boundaries, and accountability in all professional contacts. Team oriented individual allowing for effective collaboration with department’s team members and others in the system. 16.  Communicates appropriately and effectively with patients in a manner sensitive to their age/disability and cultural needs. 17.  Maintains knowledge of changes in policies and procedures applicable to position and patient care. 18.  Maintains patient confidentiality, respects patient rights, and treats patients with dignity. 19.  Demonstrates knowledge of patient neglect/abuse and appropriate reporting/ communicating of such. 20.  Teaching skills enabling the dissemination of information and techniques to fellow team members.   EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: CPR and CPI certifications preferred upon hire. If not currently certified employee must attend hospital CPR and CPI within 90 days of hire (required). Must be renewed annually (required).  High School diploma or GED mandatory. Restraint Certification/Competency must be obtained within 90 days of hire. The Mental Health Tech Specialty must be able to write and orally communicate effectively.  The Mental Health Tech Specialty must work well with diverse populations.   Mental Health Tech Specialty tech must utilize Age, Disability, and Cultural Specific knowledge in working with specialized populations to best communicate with those clients. 5.      Must be in good physical and mental health as evidenced by a warm empathetic attitude, respect for dignity, worth and potentiality of clients and hold a high sense of personal integrity.   Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior
Lafayette General Health Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, USA
Apr 01, 2020
RN SPECIALTY - SMH ED - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3243) Location: SMH - ED Employment Status: FT   Summary The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.   Responsibilities: • The Team Leader is responsible for the quality of the care provided to patients during their shift. Functions as care coordinator. • Maintains high standards of patient care: o Participates, evaluates and reports PI Plan. o Accountable for staff guidance through PI plan. • Promotes high standards in Human Resources: • Rewards unit staff through awards and recognition. • Assists with the evaluation of staff. • Responsible for staff discipline while on duty. • The Team leader is responsible for resource management within the department: • Meets professional requirements in a timely manner and is attentive to detail: o Patient Assignments o Promotes adherence to quality initiatives. • Risk management • Plans activities in an organized, accountable manner: • Plans patient care in an organized, accountable manner. • Evaluates patient care outcome. • Acts as a professional role model by actively participating in patient care. • Leads patient care team on designated shift. • Completes leadership rounds. • Attempts to create improved patient and staff conditions through creativity and innovativeness in coordinating patient care. • Shows concern for effective use of resources and equipment. • Involves unit staff in planning. • Responds positively to changing circumstances. • Coordinates accurate calculation of patient acuity and workload (staffing) data. Makes assignments accordingly. • Monitors clinical conditions. • Displays confidence and effectiveness in leadership role. • Remains visible in the department to physicians and staff members. • Allocates resources to keep continuous flow of patient care. • Maintains knowledge of patients within the department and delegates duties to enhance patient flow. • Supports and promotes patient satisfaction goals. • Rounds on patients to enhance patient satisfaction. • Promotes teamwork and monitors staff members (work performance) output, offering solutions to improve performance. • Conferences/coaches staff members who require redirection, (collaborates with Director/Clinical Supervisor as needed). Documents actions taken. • Makes patient/room assignments when on duty. • Monitors that PI checks are performed by assigned team members. • Will be a responsible nurse advocate for patients and patients’ families during crisis situation. • The Team Leader is responsible for upholding Leadership Standard in the department. Education: • Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana • Maintains current BLS Certification • ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire. • Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire. • Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice Essential: * RN License * CPR Basic Life Support   Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior   Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 01, 2020
RN SPECIALTY - UHC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 2717) SUMMARY:   The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act.  The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: §  The Specialty RN will fulfill all essential duties and responsibilities of the RN job description below as well as the following: 1.       Will be a resource to other units within the hospital for specific patient care needs including but not limited to, administering chemotherapy, providing specialized surgical/procedural intervention and/or responding to Codes and RRT’s.  2.      These nurses will maintain their skills and knowledge as well as applicable certifications within their specialty.    §  The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan §  The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective §  Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being §  In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria §  The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions §  Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness §  Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served §  Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs §  Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards.   QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:   ·         Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana ·         Maintains current BLS Certification ·         ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire. ·         Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire. ·         Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice   PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: ·         Must comply with all Standards of Behavior ·         Prompt and regular attendance according to policy ·         Comply with dress code and appearance standards ·         Interact with patients, customers, the general public, management, and team members in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner  ·         Work with integrity, uphold LGH’s  mission, values, and maintain confidentiality in all situations ·         Follow safety & security policies & procedures, immediately report suspicious activities and unsafe conditions.  Use equipment, tools & materials properly; use and/or wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) ·         Participate in all mandatory job training and meetings as directed ·         Adhere to requirements, policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or other Hospital/Clinic practices. ·         Maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units. ·         Maintains acceptable standards of patient care. ·         Exercises appropriate use of Universal Precautions, personal protective equipment, and other safety guidelines/regulations as required by OSHA and other enforcement agencies EQUIPMENT OPERATED: ·         General office equipment ·         Computer ·         Diagnostic testing equipment ·         Various types of medical instruments & equipment.       PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: ·         Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis ·         May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as       walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Apr 01, 2020
CLINICAL NURSE QUALITY SAFETY EDUCATOR-LGMC NURSING ADMIN-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3239) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT  SUMMARY:  The Clinical Nurse Quality and Safety Educator is a Registered Nurse with current licensure in the State of Louisiana. The functions of this role are to provide nursing professional development and quality and safety education services by assisting nurses in preparing for contemporary practice and supporting them in acquiring the knowledge and skills so that they can competently; collect patient health data, analyze the data to determine diagnoses, identify expected outcomes individualized to the patient, develop a plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain the expected quality outcomes, implement the interventions identified in the plan of care, and evaluate the patient’s progress toward high quality, safe outcomes in the assigned care settings.  The Clinical Nurse Educator collaborates with LGMC employees and leadership team and assists staff in assigned department with performance improvement, Evidenced Based Projects, and quality and safety research projects specific to the patient population of assigned department. The Nurse Educator is responsible for the quality and safety education of licensed and unlicensed personnel in their assigned department. These activities may require evening, night or weekend hours depending on the staff and department needs.  Other duties may apply as deemed by Assistant Chief Nursing Officer. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: 1.       Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree preferred 2.       Minimum of 2-3 years of nursing experience in assigned area 3.       Clinical chart review experience preferred 4.       Quality improvement or patient safety knowledge and experience preferred 5.       Other certifications as deemed by Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.   EQUIPMENT OPERATED: ·         Computer ·         Various   PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: ·          Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis ·         May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, USA
Mar 27, 2020
CNA - ST. MARTIN HOSPITAL - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3228) Location: SMH Employment Status: FT Summary: Cares for patients in the hospital, or other medical facility, under direction of nursing, by performing the following duties. Provides exceptional service and/or care to all patients, customers and team members.   Responsibilities: • Answers call lights to determine patients' needs. • Assists patients with activities of daily living. • Serves and collects food trays and feeds patients requiring help. • Transports patients or assists patients to walk. • Turns and repositions patients, alone or with assistance. • Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors, and answers telephone. • Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed. • Maintains a neat and clean patient environment. • Perform other duties as required. Credentials: Essential: * Certified Nursing Assistant * CPR Basic Life Support   Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior   Other information: • Medium Work – Medium level work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21 – 50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11- 25 pounds on a frequent basis. • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving of patients. • Walking about from patients’ rooms as well as to and from various hospital areas.
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Mar 27, 2020
MAMMOGRAPHY TECH - UHC RADIOLOGY - PRN (JOB ID: 2172) ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.      Prepares patients for mammograms, localizations and biopsies. 2.      Explains the procedures, positions patient and assists patient at end of procedure. 3.      Provides post procedure instructions for all invasive procedures. 4.      Follows prescribed techniques for performing proper mammography views. 5.      Adjust equipment; determines proper voltage, current, and desired exposure time; arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain position of patient. 6.      Performs stereotactic breast biopsies and pre op localizations. 7.      Employs time out procedures for invasive exams. 8.      Observes patient and machine during procedure and reports unusual occurrences and records patient’s condition. 9.      Review medical chart and request before proceeding with exam. 10.  Maintains an orderly, clean and adequately stocked room and/or work area. 11.  Follow through with abnormal mammogram reports on patients by calling referring physicians regarding the receipt of the abnormal report and referral of patient to proper physician. 12.  Troubleshoot equipment problems with service contractors when applicable.    13.  Maintains 15 Continuing Medical Education (CME) in mammography over a 3 year period. 14.  Maintain good relationship with surgeons and radiologist. 15.  Is able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to adult and geriatric patients. 16.  Is able to assess the patient’s status, communicate effectively, and provide care for each age group.   EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: 1.      High school graduation or equivalent. 2.      Licensed by the State of Louisiana in diagnostic radiology. 3.      Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Tech (AART). 4.      Advanced registration in Mammography preferred. 5.      Certified in CPR within 30 days of employment and recertified prior to expiration. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: ·         Computer ·         Various PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:   ·          Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis ·         May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as       walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Mar 27, 2020
CASE MANAGER RN-LGMC CASE MANAGEMENT-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 2477) Location: LGMC Employment Status: Full Time   SUMMARY:   Uses skilled intervention, clinical best practice knowledge and collaboration with the patient, physician and multidisciplinary treatment team to concurrently pace care, achieve quality outcomes and negotiate appropriate reimbursement. Ensures the timely and seamless clinical transition of patients through medically appropriate levels of care.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:: • Represents LGH to all our customers (patients, family members, significant other, physicians, etc.) as caring, concerned, compassionate and efficient healthcare organizations. • Supports LGH's goals and objectives. • Create a working relationship with medical staff members, employees and management of LGH, which allows for accomplishing the desired goals and objectives of LGH and the Case Management department. • Ensures proper and complete documentation to support the placement and healthcare services provided to all patients. • Maintains a current understanding of changes and trends in standards of care, rules and regulations. • Monitors regulatory agencies for current rules and regulations • Identifies compliance and standard care issues • Conveys information to the appropriate internal and external stakeholders • Educate appropriate parties involved in issues • Ensure timely and appropriate outcomes while communicating with all individuals involved • Monitor changes to ensure competence, quality and compliance over time • Ensure proper and appropriate placement of all our patients. By working cooperatively with the medical staff, appropriate placement will be decided and the proper supporting documentation will be entered into the medical record. • Ensure appropriate post-acute placement of patients. Discharge planning will be started at the time of admit, and will be an ongoing multi-disciplinary collaborative effort. • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care or support as appropriate to the age of the patients serviced in his or her assigned areas. • Makes timely and appropriate referrals to the appropriate discipline as identified for every patient. • Ensures proper, appropriate, and timely patient discharges and transfers to outside agencies. • Serves as the resource for development of performance and outcome measures. • Assists in the development of structured methodologies based on research and scientific findings. • Represents LGH to external parties, as necessary during the course of employment, so as to enhance the image of the organization. • Identifying new community resources, making changes to departmental lists and sharing as appropriate with coworkers. • Reports potentially libelous situation to the appropriate supervisors. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: 1.       R.N. required and licensed in the State of Louisiana. 2.       Prefer a minimum of 5 years of clinical work experience. 3.       Knowledge of regulatory agencies 4.       Extensive computer knowledge is required 5.       Strong interpersonal and communicating skills 6.       BLS CPR certified EQUIPMENT OPERATED: ·         Computer ·         Various Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior   Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Mar 27, 2020
PFS MANAGER-LGH PATIENT ACCOUNTS-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3229) Location: 900 BUILDING Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: Responsible for the oversight of daily operations of PFS Patient Accounting functions relating to timely Billing and Collection functions focusing on A/R improvement. Works in coordination with Access, Diagnostics, and Accounts Receivable billing and collection supervisors to set goals for improvement that have been approved by the PFS Director. Additional duties include oversight of Outsource companies used by PFS and work as a liaison on client accounts. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Manager will ensure operational proficiency of assigned areas through effective communication, planning, and organization of the function and resources available. 2. Through leadership and periodic evaluation, the manger will work with his/her staff to accomplish the goals set forth by the System, Department and Customer base of the System Entity and/or Department. 3. Maintains current procedures and guidelines to ensure competent delivery of services and appropriate routing of patients and financial and clinical records. 4. Maintains current policy and procedure manual for PFS Patient Accounts. 5. Ensures accurate and timely completion of all financial and medical forms. 6. Ensures accurate and timely billing and collections. 7. Keeps informed of third party reimbursement policies and collection laws. 8. Establish monitoring techniques to assure compliance with company standards. 9. Assure highest level of automation and technology by using all authorized resources. 10. Promote interdepartmental communication and cooperation to enhance patient experience, transactions, business services’ effectiveness and performance. 11. Demonstrates effective leadership skills of delegation, organization, and coordination of intra-department activities and inter-department integration. Keeps current on leadership development for self and staff. Holds staff accountable to performance standards and set goals. 12. Keeps daily focus on A/R trends and action steps needed to keep A/R clean 13. Works with PFS billing supervisor on billing scrubber efficiency. 14. Works with PFS supervisors on improved employee/customer satisfaction. 15. Responsible for the overall compliance of Human Resource and administrative policies and procedures governing Lafayette General Medical Center with its objectives, within the proper lines of authority. 16. Responsible for the departmental policies and procedures governing assigned departments. 17. Recognizes their role in successful and effective Corporate Compliance program to assist the employee in upholding the Code of Conduct. 18. Promotes care activities in the accreditation and licensing processes administered by Joint Commission and State Boards. Promotes professional standards of care for affiliated Boards. 19. Initiates, reviews, and approves justifiable requests for new equipment; new and renewed programs, staffing, and other matters that directly or indirectly affect patients, personnel, and the public. 20. Reviews monthly incident, activity, and productivity reports for assigned areas, monitoring for emerging patterns and to provide applicable information to others. 21. Participates in administrative and/or management staff, mandatory programs, and classes. Conduct department meetings regularly. 22. Keeps self-visible and accessible to clinical, ancillary, and supervisory staff. 23. Actively participates on hospital committees to promote integration and synergy of hospital wide goals. 24. Establishes and maintains membership in applicable professional and/or technical organizations, health care related associations and community groups. Participates in seminars, conferences, workshops, and continuing education programs. 25. Inspires confidence by performing and communicating in a professional, courteous and caring manner. 26. Encourages open, timely and candid communication, as well as collaboration among employees, 27. Departments and physicians thus fostering and maintaining positive working relationships. 28. Maintains confidentiality and is ethical in manner when dealing with physicians, staff, patients and visitors. 29. Responsible for organizing managing and coordinating interdepartmental activities to maintain prompt, efficient, professional services. 30. Ensures that staff meets necessary educational, certification and license requirements for their position. 31. Performs personally (or through managers / supervisors) annual merit appraisals for their employees; monitors staff performance; provides direction, motivation and recognition of staff. 32. Assures that the area of responsibility provides an orientation and training program for new hires of sufficient depth and duration to prepare them for their responsibilities. 33. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care or support as appropriate to the age of the patients serviced in his or her assigned areas. 34. Performs other related duties as assigned. The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: 1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university OR 10+ years of applicable experience. 2. Prior experience in management or documented capability in charge capacity for at least five (5) years. 3. MBA or MHA preferred. 4. CMPA preferred. 5. Computer literacy required. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Computer, Calculator, Copier/Fax Machine PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. The work is light. Sits and walks throughout the day. 2. Handling office supplies and equipment. 3. Talking and hearing to converse with staff members and other employees or visitors. 4. Visual acuity to prepare and read reports 5. Works inside.