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
Jul 23, 2021
ULTRASONOGRAPHER - LG ORTHO - PRN (JOB ID: 5487) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN   SUMMARY: 1.Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations. 2.Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record and adapt procedure as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images. 3.Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings. 4.Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physicians. 5.Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Manager and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage. 6.Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer’s care. 7.Assist with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory. Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies. Establishes and maintains...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
SURGICAL RAD TECH - LGMC - PRN (JOB ID: 6072) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   1.Prepares contrast media, and other chemical mixtures for x-ray procedures. 2.Prepares patient for x-ray images, explains the procedures using AIDET, transfers patienton and off the x-ray table, positions patient, and assists patient at end of procedures. 3.Follows prescribed techniques in obtaining general and specific x-ray images. 4.Adjust equipment; immobilization and support devices to obtain proper position of patient; uses radiation protection methods. 5.Produces images using computed and digital radiography techniques. 6.Effectively uses the computer for various functions. 7.Observes patient during procedure and reports unusual occurrences. 8.Documents in Electronic Medical Record as needed. 9.Reviews orders in the electronic medical chart before proceeding with exam. 10.Identifies patients using two forms of identification....
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
TECHNOLOGIST ASSISTANT - LGMC - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6805) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: Assists licensed technologists during procedures in accordance with the established profession and department standards and procedures. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: 1.Interacts with patients and families in a professional, compassionate manner using AIDET. 2.Confirms patient identification verbally and ID bracelet. 3.Instructs or assists the patient with changing into a gown. 4.Verifies patient history and explains the procedure. 5.Works with licensed technologist in getting the patient ready for the Radiology exam and anticipates the needs of the technologist. 6.Courteously answers the telephone, takes messages and transfers calls as indicated. 7.Faxes reports to offices when needed. 8.Burns CDs and uploads outside images to PACS as needed. 9.Utilizes the hover mat as needed. 10.Able to operate the Language Line and properly document translation services in EHR....
Lafayette General Health Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, USA
Jul 23, 2021
NURSE TECH-OSMH EMERGENCY DEPT-PRN (JOB ID: 6782) Location: SMH Employment Status: PRN   SUMMARY: Cares for patients in the hospital 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 Ascom phone and responds to patient delegated tasks in a timely manner. • 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. • Runs errands (Blood Bank, lab, etc), directs visitors, and answers telephones as needed. • Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates. Records the intake and or output of food, fluid or surgical drains as directed. • Assists with...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
NURSING ASSISTANT - UHC FLEX STAFF - PRN (JOB ID: 6796) SUMMARY:  Cares for patients in the hospital, under the direction of nursing, by performing the following duties.  Provides exceptional services and/or care to all patients, customers and team members.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: ·         Aids the patient at the bedside, monitoring the patient in his/her room. providing a safe, neat and clean environment. ·         Assists patients with activities of daily living. ·         Turns and repositions patients, alone or with assistance. ·         Takes and records temperatures, blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed. ·         Maintains the ability to interact therapeutically with the patient ·         Maintains quality and productivity by demonstrating knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient; provides unit specific patient care under the direction of nursing....
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
CLINICAL EDUCATOR - UHC EDUCATION - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6799) SUMMARY:   The functions of the Clinical Educator are to provide professional development to nursing staff as well as provide development and education services to the various licensed and unlicensed healthcare clinicians throughout the organization.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: §  Maintaining clinical competence in their area of specialty §  Providing ongoing evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of the educational activities to ensure that they maintain and enhance professional development that promotes the delivery of cost effective high quality healthcare and are evidence-based §  Conducts needs assessments using a variety of strategic tools §  Incorporates principles of adult learning in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education programs §  Coordinates orientation of new staff to the organization...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
HOSPITALITY MEAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE - LGMC DIETARY - PART TIME (JOB ID: 6324) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PT   SUMMARY: Hospitality Meal Service Representatives are responsible for a variety of specialized duties related to the receipt, interpretation, and follow-through of patient diet orders.Responsible for the delivery and collection of trays to and from patients.Ensures that nutrition care diet orders are provided to the patient by offering appropriate menu selections.Acts as a liaison between the patient, the Food and Nutrition Services Department, and Nursing Services.Communicates all patient food needs to the appropriate area of the Food and Nutrition Services Department.Assists the clinical staff in ensuring all patient basic nutrition care needs are met. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ·Represents LGH to all our customers (patients, family members, visitors, etc.) as a caring, concerned, compassionate, and efficient healthcare organization Supports...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
HOSPITALITY MEAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE - LGMC DIETARY - PART TIME (JOB ID: 6538) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PT   SUMMARY: Hospitality Meal Service Representatives are responsible for a variety of specialized duties related to the receipt, interpretation, and follow-through of patient diet orders.Responsible for the delivery and collection of trays to and from patients.Ensures that nutrition care diet orders are provided to the patient by offering appropriate menu selections.Acts as a liaison between the patient, the Food and Nutrition Services Department, and Nursing Services.Communicates all patient food needs to the appropriate area of the Food and Nutrition Services Department.Assists the clinical staff in ensuring all patient basic nutrition care needs are met. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ·Represents LGH to all our customers (patients, family members, visitors, etc.) as a caring, concerned, compassionate, and efficient healthcare organization Supports...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
NURSE TECH-LGMC STROKE-PRN (JOB ID: 4907) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN SUMMARY:  Cares for patients in the hospital 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 Ascom phone and responds to patient delegated tasks in a timely manner. ·         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. ·         Runs errands (Blood Bank, lab, etc), directs visitors, and answers telephones as needed. ·         Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates.  Records the intake and or output of food,...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
NURSE TECH-LGMC 5T MEDICINE-PRN (JOB ID: 5208) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN SUMMARY:  Cares for patients in the hospital 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 Ascom phone and responds to patient delegated tasks in a timely manner. ·         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. ·         Runs errands (Blood Bank, lab, etc), directs visitors, and answers telephones as needed. ·         Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates.  Records the intake and or output of food,...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE MANAGER 1 - UHC INTERNAL MEDICINE CLINIC - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 5480) Location: UHC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: The Physician Practice Manager I is to plan, organize, direct, and control the operational and administrative activities of an LGMD owned medical practice(s) or UHC Clinic(s) single specialty to insure effective and efficient operation; direction of all clerical, clinic, and medical staff; establishment and ongoing evaluation of operational policies and procedures, satisfaction assurance, business development and financial management. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Conducts and/or approves requests for new hires, wage changes, performance evaluation, disciplinary action and leave of absence. 2.Performs financial analyses for the clinic/practice/location assigned to. 3.Monitors time-keeping and reporting of personnel.Completes payroll timesheets in KRONOS. 4.Insures that work activities and processes are efficiently constructed and...
Lafayette General Health Crowley, TX 76036, USA
Jul 23, 2021
MAMMOGRAPHY TECH - AGH RADIOLOGY - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6833) Location: AGH Employment Status: FT   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...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
NURSING ASSISTANT-UHC FLEX STAFF-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6829) SUMMARY: Cares for patients in the hospital, under the direction of nursing, by performing the following duties. Provides exceptional services and/or care to all patients, customers and team members. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: · Aids the patient at the bedside, monitoring the patient in his/her room. providing a safe, neat and clean environment. · Assists patients with activities of daily living. · Turns and repositions patients, alone or with assistance. · Takes and records temperatures, blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed. · Maintains the ability to interact therapeutically with the patient · Maintains quality and productivity by demonstrating knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient; provides unit specific patient care under the direction of nursing. · Responsible for participating in teamwork by...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
ULTRASONOGRAPHER - LGMC BREAST CENTER - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6832) Location: LGMC - Breast Center Employment Status: FT   Responsibilities 1. Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations with knowledge and expertise in one aspect of general, vascular or echo ultrasonography. 2. Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record and adapt procedure as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images. 3. Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings. 4. Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physicians. 5. Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Manager and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage. 6. Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer’s care. 7. Assist with the daily operations of the...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
PHYSICIAN PRACTICE MANAGER 2 - LGMD FAMILY MEDICINE CLINICS - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6826) Location: LGMD Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: They Physician Practice Manager is to plan, organize, direct, and control the operational and administrative activities of multiple LGMD locations  and specialties to insure effective and efficient operation; direction of all clerical, clinic, and medical staff; establishment and ongoing evaluation of operational policies and procedures, satisfaction assurance, business development and financial management. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Conducts and/or approves requests for new hires, wage changes, performance evaluation, disciplinary action and leave of absence. 2.Performs financial analyses of all clinics/practices/locations under assigned scope. 3.Monitors time-keeping and reporting of personnel.Completes payroll timesheets in KRONOS. 4.Insures that work activities and processes are efficiently constructed and monitored....
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
LPN- OUHC SUB SPECIALTY CLINIC- FT (JOB ID: 6828) Location: UHC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY:  The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care according to the physicians’ 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 LPN will assist in maintaining a safe, neat and clean physical environment in the unit. Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the LPN is proficient in performing supportive patient care and reports the patient’s signs, symptoms and any unusual occurrences. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of the Registered Nurse Obtains information to contribute to an accurate and current patient assessment, patient care and discharge plan Delivers compassionate care to patients and supports members of the patient’s...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
RADIOLOGIC TECH - UHC RADIOLOGY - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6821) Location: UHC Employment Status: FT   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Prepares contrast media, and other chemical mixtures for x-ray procedures. 2.Prepares patient for x-ray images, explains the procedures using AIDET, transfers patienton and off the x-ray table, positions patient, and assists patient at end of procedures. 3.Follows prescribed techniques in obtaining general and specific x-ray images. 4.Adjust equipment; immobilization and support devices to obtain proper position of patient; uses radiation protection methods. 5.Produces images using computed and digital radiography techniques. 6.Effectively uses the computer for various functions. 7.Observes patient during procedure and reports unusual occurrences. 8.Documents in Electronic Medical Record as needed. 9.Reviews orders in the electronic medical chart before proceeding with exam. 10.Identifies patients using two forms of identification....
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
OPHTHALMOLOGY ASSISTANT- OUHC EYE CLINIC- FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6822) Location: EYE CLINIC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY:  Ophthalmology Clinic is a specialty clinic which involves specialty exams and testing required in the normal assessment of the eye. These exams and tests include the participation of the nursing staff, including the COA, in the ability to accurate initiate and deliver these examinations, recognize abnormalities, perform the testing with adequate use of the machines and equipment, and to perform preliminary eye assessment which includes visual assessment of eyes, visual acuity, pressure of eyes using Tonopen, and dilatation of eyes. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Performs extended exams on patients and record and report to physicians to include proper use of and patient exam with: A- scans  B- scans – ultrasounds  IOL Master  Humphrey Visual Fields  Corneal Scanning/ Graphing  OCT’s  Corneal Topography  Fundus Photos  IVFA’s  Slit Lamp photos...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
EKG TEAM LEADER - LGMC EKG - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6823) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: Under the Supervision of the Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, the EKG Team Leader performs a variety of duties to assist in managing the daily operation and processes of the EKG Department. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   1.Assist in managing the daily operations and processes of the EKG Department including compliance with regulatory guidelines and workflow management. 2.Troubleshoots for staff and reports to the Director. 3.Performs Quality Management on procedures performed and follows up with employees on any errors to ensure corrections have been made and documentation is done as necessary. 4.Train new and existing employees as needed. 5.Instructs employees on update policies and procedures. 6.Makes employee work schedules to meet the needs of the department. 7.Attends hospital and department training as necessary. 8.Maintains mandatory education...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
Jul 23, 2021
FLOOR CARE TECH-LG ORTHO HOUSEKEEPING-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 4442) Location: LG Ortho Housekeeping Employment Status: FT  SUMMARY:  Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of assigned floor care areas.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ·         Maintains friendly, efficient, positive customer service attitude toward customers, clients and co-workers.  Is responsive to customer needs. ·         Demonstrates commitment to professional growth and competence by adherence to hospital and departmental annual training commitments. ·         Utilizes electrical motorized floor equipment for routine maintenance of resilient floors and carpets. ·         Will provide routine cleaning maintenance of all equipment used. ·         Expected to report all faulty equipment promptly. ·         Maintains compliance with LGMC standards of operation.  Maintains all records and reports necessary to regulations and codes. ·         Maintains compliance with all requirements of...