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
May 11, 2021
PATIENT ACCOUNT REP 2 - OLG PATIENT ACCOUNTS - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6025) Location: 900 BUILDING Employment Status: FT   Summary: Handling of in-coming cash receipts completes and reconciles deposit, balances cash on hand to include balancing to bank and A/R reconciliation reports. Reviews credit balance A/R for accurate calculations of discounts and adjustments, makes corrections as appropriate. Prepares report to refund appropriate third-party payers and patients once detailed review determines a refund is payable from LGH A/R. Handles actual refund checks mailed to patients and third party payers once approved. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Receipts cash amounts, personal and third party payments received toward patient accounts according to established procedures. 2.Identifies appropriate hospital accounts to ensure accurate application of payments received. 3.Receives and processes petty cash disbursements according to...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 11, 2021
RN-LGSH 8T POST OP (MED SURG)-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6026) Location: LGSH 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 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...
Lafayette General Health Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
May 11, 2021
NURSE PRACTITIONER - CCA ABBEVILLE - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6023) Location: CCA ABBEVILLE Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: I.The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for exhibiting concern for high standards in patient care: A.Assist within the NP or PA scope of practice with comprehensive patient history and physical examination and hospital rounds for patients with medical conditions. B.Provides hospital rounds for patients followed by Hospitalist Team according to collaborative agreement. a.Documents patient rounds in SOAP format in progress notes according to Protocol b.Issues appropriate patient orders according to Protocol C.Collaborates with Medical Director and physicians to develop protocols to enhance quality patient outcomes. D. Follows up to monitor outcomes. E. Assists with clinical problem solving at the unit level. F.Assists in developing guidelines to ensure quality patient care. G.Exhibits knowledge of patient rights for all age groups served in...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 11, 2021
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT LICENSED - MTS DULLES - PRN (JOB ID: 6024) Location: MTS DULLES Employment Status: PRN   SUMMARY: Under supervision of the PT, the PTA conducts prescribed physical therapy programs to assist patient participation in tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance physical performance and facilitate learning of skills essential for adaptation of an altered lifestyle. The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) is responsible for working with other health professionals in achieving goals related to meeting the individual's maximum functional abilities following a life altering illness or disability. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ·The PTA demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide care to the pediatric, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient in the Physical Therapy Department. ·Implements the appropriate treatment as outlined by the physical therapist, including but not...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 11, 2021
PATIENT ACCESS SPECIALIST-LGH PFS CENTRAL CALL CENTER-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 5052) Location: 900 BUILDING Employment Status: FT  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...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 11, 2021
SECURITY OFFICER CERTIFIED - OLGMC SECURITY - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 5931) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: Protects life and property of all persons on hospital premises and policies, hospital buildings and grounds to prevent fire, theft and vandalism. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.To maintain accurate account of all activity on tour of duty through manual and/or electronic means. 2.Patrolling officers to render services requested by hospital, patients and visitors. 3.Maintains security in and around hospital property (Main Building, Annex, Medical Office Buildings) through routine, random patrol by: i. Making periodic checks of hallways, floors, restricted areas to check for safety hazards and security breeches. ii. Maintaining surveillance on parking lots and grounds, keeping fire lanes and driveways clear. iii. Investigating any suspicious person and/or activity. 4.Escorting employees and visitors when requested (to vehicles, with money to...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
RN SPECIALTY-LG ORTHO SURGERY-FT (JOB ID: 5966) 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...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
REGISTERED DIETICIAN - OLGMC DIETARY - PRN (JOB ID: 6003) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN SUMMARY: The position requires a Registered Dietitian who is an active member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, is responsive to physician consults, assesses for nutrition risk and needs of the patient and provides specific interventions through the nutrition care process complying with the established standards, scope of practice and regulatory agencies. Primary responsibilities include application of the Nutrition Care Process on patients including completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, developing and implementing nutrition intervention(s) and monitoring and evaluating the patient’s progress. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •Conducts patient nutrition assessments within scope of practice, which may include both inpatient and outpatient...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
PHLEBOTOMIST - UHC LAB - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6004) 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...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR-LGMC EMERGENCY DEPT-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 5996) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: This job assumes accountability for patient plans of care; provides and manages care to individuals and cohorts of patients within a unit; designs, implements and evaluates nursing interventions by coordinating, delegating and supervising the care provided by the healthcare team, including licensed nurses, patient care technicians and other health professionals; and facilitates effective and efficient discharge planning. Provides a significant communication link between Unit Director, staff, patients, physicians and others; serves as a resource to staff for patient care assessment and in the planning and evaluation ofnursinginterventions;facilitatesproblemresolutionandcollaborates withtheUnitDirectorandothersupervisorystaffinassessingthequalityofcareprovided,identifyingstaffstrengthsandweaknesses and evaluating the staff performance; serves as a liaison between...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
MEDICAL ASSISTANT - UHC INTERNAL MEDICINE CLINIC - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 5991) Location: UHC Employment Status: FT   Summary Summary: This position interacts with patients in a professional and caring manor. Is responsible for patient flow and also helping out in front reception area.   Responsibilities Responsibilities: • In absence of the RN and/or when volume dictates, Initiates patient contact and prepares the patient by completing vital signs, a brief history and preliminary physical assessment. • Assists the physician, NP and/or RN in patient examination, evaluation, and other clinical procedures as needed. • Performs specimen collection, veni-punctures for lab tests, and daily quality checks, EKG’s. • Initiates and assist physicians with emergent situations and administering Basic Life Support. • Gives injections to patients. • Maintains office supplies and clinical supplies at Par levels. • Maintains office equipment and sanitization of equipment according to state and federal...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
CNA-LGMC 10T ORTHO NEURO-PRN (JOB ID: 5992) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN 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 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.   Education Education: Credentials: Essential: * Certified Nursing...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
DIRECTOR SURGICAL SERVICES - LGMD ADMINISTRATION - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 5986) Location: LGMD Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: This position is responsible for providing overall leadership, growth, marketing, administration, and performance of the Surgical Services activities within LGMD Clinic Services to ensure accomplishment of its objectives.This position will Ooersees all aspects of Orthopaedic, CV Surgery, Plastics, Neurosurgery, Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery. This position will supervise managers and oversee the activities of all staff and will report to the CEO/CAO.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducts and/or approves requests for new hires, wage changes, performance evaluation, disciplinary action and leave of absence. Performs financial analyses for clinics/providers within respective areas and works closely with Controller on all financial matters. Develops, secures approval of, and implements policies and procedures for...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
RN - UHC MED SURG - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 5988) 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...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
NURSE TECH-LGMC 6T TELEMETRY-PRN (JOB ID: 5211) 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
May 07, 2021
RN-LGMC 10T ORTHO NEURO-PRN (JOB ID: 5567) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN 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...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
ICU TECH-LGMC ICU-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 5186) 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. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To provide support for patient care and clerical duties. • Assist patient with comfort needs, bathing, hygiene, ambulation, feeding, positioning, and transporting. • Answers call lights to determine patients' needs. • Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors, and answers telephone. • Admit/discharge patients in the computer system. • Maintain and order supplies as necessary. • Assure that sufficient stationary is maintained in all charts. • Monitors supply usage, orders supplies as necessary, and stocks patient rooms/work areas with supplies. • Files patient related reports in the appropriate manner and requests patient tests/procedures in an appropriate and...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
MECHANIC 2-LGMC-FULL TIME (JOB ID: 3539) Location: LG Ortho Employment Status: FT  SUMMARY:  Performs a variety of duties in and around the building of the hospital complex to assist the tradesmen and other workmen in completing their tasks: repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.             Assists the electrician with troubleshooting and necessary repairs as well as installation of new service or projects as needed. 2.             Assists the plumber with drains, fixtures, cleaning, etc. as assigned. 3.             Assists the carpenter with the installation and repair of such items as doors, windows, screens, locks, etc. as needed. 4.             Replaces bulbs as needed and/or makes necessary repairs to fixtures; repairs various types of electrical cords as needed; cleans fixtures on a regular basis. 5.             Plunges toilets and drains when necessary.  Cleans and rebuilds traps, strainers, and repairs...
Lafayette General Health Lafayette, LA, USA
May 07, 2021
PLANT OPERATOR-LGMC FACILITY SERVICE-PRN (JOB ID: 4339) Location: LGMC Facility Services Employment Status: FPRN   SUMMARY:   Operates and maintains stationary engines and mechanical equipment, such as chillers, pumps, compressors, generators, and steam boilers to provide for utilities such as light, heat, and power for refrigeration, air conditioning, and other services for the hospital.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  1.      Performs routine maintenance, lubrication, cleaning of boilers and boiler room equipment on a daily basis.  Cleans boiler room on a daily basis. 2.      Inspects the equipment and the operation of the boiler room periodically to see that safety regulations are met and efficient operations are maintained. 3.      Tests boiler and cooling tower water condition and adds chemical treatment to maintain proper limits and to prevent deposits. 4.      Starts, stops, adjusts, and regulates mechanical equipment such as engines, compressors,...