Supv-Respiratory Therapy - Ochsner Rush - Meridian, MS

  • Ochsner Rush Health
  • Meridian, MS
  • Sep 21, 2022
Full Time Therapy

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate.  We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. 

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.  Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! 

This job assumes responsibility for maintaining high patient care standards in all aspects of a hospital and/or clinic setting. Coordinates and supervises the schedules and activities of the Therapists and EKG Technicians. Regularly attends meetings and communicates with physicians and supporting clinicians. Actively participates in chart audits and continuous quality improvement, as well as assists with routine maintenance on equipment in assigned department.

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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.

Education

Required - Must either be a graduate of an Accredited Respiratory Care Program or grandfathered in by the state of practice

Work Experience

Required - 2 years’ experience as technician or therapist in general adult care to adequately and effectively counsel subordinates.

(Neonatal and pediatric experience may be required per certain facilities.)

Certifications

Required - Current License as a Respiratory Therapist in the state of practice

Certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist or Registered Respiratory Therapist

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) from the American Heart Association

Preferred - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association
 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.

Job Duties

  • Serves as a resource person to the Respiratory Care staff.
  • Supervises staff through effective human resource management.
  • Serves as resource to Medical Staff.
  • Serves as the chart auditor for all quality review in department.
  • Ensures appropriate administration of and security of medications used in Respiratory Care.
  • Ensures maintenance of Blood Gas Analyzers and equipment.
  • Provides care based on physical psycho/social educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of patients in assigned area.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other related duties as required. 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy Work.  (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.  

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.


The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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