Respiratory Care Practitioner (Per Diem, Varied)

Website College Medical Center

The Respiratory Care Practitioner provides respiratory therapy to patients as ordered by physicians, according to established standards and practices.

This position supports the Mission of the Hospital through the provision of distinctive and compassionate care to our patients.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Current California Respiratory Care Practitioner license / Graduate of an Accredited Respiratory Care Program.
  • Requires one year experience as a respiratory care practitioner in an acute care setting.
  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) if a graduate after January 1, 2015.  Current Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) if a graduate prior to January 1, 2015
  • Must have current CPR BLS for healthcare provider’s card upon hire.
  • Must obtain NPR, ACLS and PALS provider card within four months of employment.
  • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age served on the unit. Possess knowledge of growth and development over the life span.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English.

* Job Specific Accountabilities

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide respiratory care to the age of the patients

  • Develops and updates plan of care according to the needs and assesses patients; systematically uses technical skills to establish the appropriate level of respiratory care to be administered.
  • Identifies significant adverse reactions and clinical changes in patients’ condition and acts appropriately.
  • Performs medical record and order review for appropriateness and completeness of respiratory therapy orders.
  • Documents the patient’s response to therapy in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
  • Completes work accurately and in a timely fashion within established time frames.
  • Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for cost effective use of department and hospital resources.
  • Performs and documents objective clinical measurements (EKG, ABG, PEFR, SPO2, etc.) as ordered by the physician in a clear and concise manner.
  • Documents all patient care procedures/interventions/outcomes in a timely and accurate manner, charts treatment, response and progress.
  • Monitors environmental control systems which include patients on continuous ventilation.
  • Performs nasotracheal and tracheal suctioning.
  • Performs respiratory care interventions for adults and pediatrics; explains treatments/procedures to patients/family/significant others in a professional manner.
  • Initiates and/or assists with emergency/life threatening procedures within scope of practice and hospital policy.
  • Coordinates patient care with other team members in a timely manner to maintain optimal continuum of care.
  • Completes respiratory patient charges in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Participates in processing, storage and maintenance of equipment on a regular basis, does minor troubleshooting of equipment when necessary.
  • Checks/request equipment, supplies and accessories on a regular basis.
  • Assist with new hire orientation and proctors as requested.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required/requested.

Demonstrates appropriate care of integration across the life span

  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to unique needs of varying age groups with who she/he has contact.
  • Recognizes and responds to safety factors for age level involved.

* Customer Service

  • Exhibits behavior that is courteous, compassionate, polite, friendly, and respectful towards patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers and extends self to make patients, visitors, clinical staff, and peers feel welcome and respected.

To apply for this job please visit www.collegemedicalcenter.com.