IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We currently have opportunities for the following positions:

Nurse Practitioner (Hospitalist)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

-Makes rounds Monday through Friday at local hospitals on behalf of Regional Urology to see patients, primarily post-operative. Average patient load: 10-15/day

-Enters patient information in electronic hospital record charts.

-Works closely with Regional Urology physicians for follow-up care.-

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

-None

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

-Nurse Practitioner License

-Minimum of 3-5 years of nursing experience preferred, but not required

-New NP graduates are welcome to apply

-Urology experience preferred, but not required.


 

Cysto/Procedure Hall Registered Nurse

JOB SUMMARY

Provides planned, skilled nursing care for patients in the critical preoperative and postoperative periods. Provides continuous patient surveillance for early recognition and immediate emergency treatment of medical or surgical complications that may arise in any postoperative patient.

RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: Director of Nursing

Supervises: Licensed Practical Nurses; ancillary personnel assigned to pre/postoperative area

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of accredited school of nursing required

Current state licensure required

Experience in postoperative or critical care area preferred

MENTAL DEMANDS

Require constant and frequent judgment and response; occasionally in response to disasters or emergencies, actual events or drills. Require language skills adequate for high-level written and interpersonal communication in American English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Require high-level visual and auditory acuity for timely response and patient care assessment activities. Ability to move quickly in response to physician and patient needs, to stand for long periods, occasional overhead and low reaching, and to exert force of up to 50 lbs. occasionally, up to 20 lbs. frequently and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly. Patient care activities may require the ability to exert force of up to 30 lbs. constantly, up to 40 lbs. occasionally and up to 100 lbs. rarely.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

Category I exposure to bloodborne pathogens; frequent exposure to chemical hazards; may encounter radiation hazards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND OBJECTIVES

1. Supports the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Organization.

1.1. Supports, and performs according to, approved policies and procedures.

1.2. Participates as a team member in support of the total perioperative process.

1.3. Considers patient rights in performance of job duties and responsibilities.

2. Contributes to the progress and development of the approved Quality Management Program.

2.1. Supports risk management and participates in programs directed to patient and staff safety.

2.2. Contributes to the quality management process; identifies role and contributions upon request; participates in data collection activities to support the Quality Management Program.

2.3. Objectively evaluates suggestions, grievances, and processes to identify opportunities to improve performance and quality of care.

3. Communicates effectively with patients, visitors, physicians, and co‑workers.

3.1. Interactions are respectful and courteous.

3.2. Communicates effectively and professionally using a translator when necessary.

3.3. Documents that information received from the patient is disseminated to the appropriate people or departments.

4. Maintains and promotes professional competence through continuing education and other learning experiences.

4.1. Participates in committees, conferences, and quality management activities.

4.2. Researches and submits pertinent articles for review at staff meetings.

4.3. Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilities.

4.4. Objectively evaluates suggestions or criticisms and attempts to improve performance or seeks further guidance, as needed.

4.5. Maintains membership in relevant professional organizations.

4.6. Attends and actively participates in meetings, committees, inservices, workshops, seminars, and conferences according to job responsibilities and Facility requirements.

4.7. Assists with orientation and training of new personnel and acts as a resource person for patient care problems.

5. Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities.

5.1. Reports observed or suspected violations, hazards, and noncompliance according to Facility policy.

5.2. Observes safety measures in performance of job duties and responsibilities; enforces compliance with safety and security policies and procedures.

5.3. Responds to emergency situations with competence and composure.

6. Interacts appropriately with various age groups.

6.1. Accurately assesses and interprets age-specific patient data.

6.2. Accurately interprets age-specific patient responses to questions and instructions.

6.3. Involves the patient's family/significant other in decision-making about the patient's care.

6.4. Provides care appropriate to the patient's age group.

6.5. Accurately applies knowledge of growth and development.

6.6. Considers age-specific patient requirements when responding to emergency situations.

7. Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel.

7.1. Organizes nursing activities efficiently; considers staff abilities when delegating activities.

7.2. Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care.

7.3. Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice.

7.4. Assists with inventory of supplies, drugs, and equipment to maintain availability and stock levels in pre/postoperative areas.

7.5. Considers cost-effectiveness in the provision of care.

7.6. Maintains order and cleanliness of pre/postoperative areas.

8. Performs thorough preoperative patient assessment required by the outpatient setting.

8.1. Assists in assessing the physical and emotional status of the patient upon admission according to Facility policy.

8.2. Develops a plan for patient care based on assessment data; implements and documents preoperative care according to Facility policy.

8.3. Informs patient and family about routine care and procedures related to the perioperative experience.

8.4. Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and supports the patient's right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality.

9. Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in the immediate postoperative period.

9.1. Assesses and documents the patient's physical and emotional status upon arrival in the post-operative area.

9.2. Documents postoperative care in the postoperative area during the patient's recovery from anesthesia/sedation according to Facility policy.

9.3. Provides nursing care to meet patient needs related to surgical condition and type of anesthesia administered.



Radiation Therapist

Responsible for the performance of all duties relating to the administering of a prescribed course of radiation therapy, including but not limited to the following.

  • Fabricate custom immobilization device for the patient depending on part of the body being treated, patient comfort, and reproducibility.
  • Lift and assist patients that may not be able comfortably mobilize to the desired treatment position.
  • Counsel and ensure the patient is properly prepared for treatment
  • Daily stock and clean the treatment room and radiation equipment, properly disposing of used or soiled linens.

  • Educational and/or Professional Qualifications:
    1. Graduate of an accredited program in radiation therapy technology.
    2. Previous experience preferred.

    Licensures, Certification, Registration:
  • 1. Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy and Radiography

  • 2. Licensed in Radiation Therapy and Radiography by the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

3. Maintain license requirements by completing a minimum of twelve credit hours of continuing education annually

 


 

 


 
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