DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Pulmonary Med Practitioner delivers care to patients who suffer from either an acute or chronic respiratory illness.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Organizes patient care and general activities to accomplish required functions with delegation of these activities to other staff as appropriate.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team in planning and organizing patient care from admit to discharge.
Effectively identifies and solves problems in reference to equipment, patient care or respiratory safety.
Documents accurately according to department policy.
Possesses competency in use of technology and computers.
Plans Patient Care
Provides Age Specific Care For Patients Served
Employ scientific principles to identify, treat and prevent acute or chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system.
Makes suggestions/recommendations for improved operations.
Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in implementation of Department PI plan.
Has knowledge of and utilizes department specific equipment appropriately.
Understands and appropriately responds to the unique combination of cultural variables that professionals and patients/individuals bring to interactions.
Evaluates ethical challenges and their potential impact on the patient’s quality of care.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Therapy Program. Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science accepted.
Licensed Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT)
Ability to communicate with patient, family, peers and medical personnel.
Current licensure to practice in Louisiana
Must maintain required hours of in-service per year to meet requirements for CEU’s as stipulated by the NBRC.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Requires prolonged periods of sitting with a light amount of lifting of physical records/documents weighing up to 10 pounds.
Almost 100% of time spent inside the building.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.