|Smoking Treatment Center: RN or RT (full-time or part-time applicants welcome)
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA
TITLE: Registered Nurse or Respiratory
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: A position responsible for evaluating,
treating, and helping patients with a known nicotine addiction under the
direction of a physician and nurse practitioner. This position is for a group
leader to direct 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 patient's 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.
REQUIREMENTS: Associate's degree or bachelor's degree in nursing/
respiratory therapy. Will be required to
attend a Tobacco Treatment certification course and become a certified tobacco
one year of registered nursing/ respiratory therapy experience in an acute
care setting or medical practice setting. Experience in smoking treatment
setting and group discussion setting.
Must be able to prioritize multiple projects. Must maintain strict confidentiality and
exercise professionalism when interacting with staff, managers, supervisors,
physicians, external customers, etc.
continuous standing, sitting, frequent walking, bending, and stooping. May require lifting 50 to 100 pounds.