|Registered Nurse or Respiratory Therapist (Part-time) Smoking Cessation Clinic
This position is: Part Time
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: †Responsible for evaluating, treating, and helping
patients with a known nicotine addiction under the direction of a physician and
nurse practitioner. Directs the care of the nicotine addicted patient using
validated practices such as structured group meetings.
REQUIRED: †Reports to Physician or Nurse Practitioners
EXERCISED: Not responsible for supervision of other care givers
and treats adults who have a nicotine addiction within the guide of a
certified Smoking Treatment Program
patients to group discussion rooms and prepares the patient for the
patients and performs limited physical examinations
diagnostic tests including carbon monoxide monitoring
with safety, infection control, and quality improvement policies and
practices. Documents patient care for medical records.
for conducting group meetings for the purpose of smoking treatment in the
nicotine addicted individual
and reassures apprehensive patients, assisting them with new treatment
modalities and cessation skills
patients in self- guided scenarios to better prepare them for their path
of smoking treatment
the patient chart entries are made accurately and in a timely manner,
forwards charts as appropriate
other tasks as assigned
records and reports patientís conditions and reaction to treatment.
appointment preferences are given to patients in emergency
situations.† Greets patients.
Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patient in
collection of tests.
require pulling and filing charts†
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
of human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics,
microbiology, pharmacology, and mathematics.
of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and tests, equipment, patient
assessment, and smoking treatment guides.
of teaching patients how to care for themselves in real life high risk
situations regarding relapse in smoking.
in applying clinical practice guidelines, ACT center program guidelines, respiratory
health promotion, and disease prevention.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:††Louisiana RN or RT license.††Will be required to attend a Tobacco Treatment certification course and become a certified tobacco treatment specialist (CTTS).
- Minimum one year of RN or RT experience in an acute care setting or medical practice setting. Experience in smoking treatment education preferred.†