Respiratory Care Practitioner in Gardena, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Job Title: Respiratory Care Practitioner 

City: Gardena / State: California    

Respiratory

Day Shift

From 6:00 AM

To 6:30 PM

                                      


Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title:   Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)

Job Summary: 

Provides care to patients with pulmonary abnormalities.  Assesses, plans, implements, educates, and evaluates respiratory care modes.  Coordinates patient care within the overall medical plan of care in conjunction with physicians’ orders and appropriate department/hospital guidelines.  Responsible for care of patients of all ages (from neonates to geriatrics).  Reports to the Cardiopulmonary Director.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Able to clean, assemble, test, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot all related equipment utilized in respiratory care.

  • Able to perform clinical assessments, respiratory evaluations, and make appropriate recommendations based on assessment findings.

  • Able to perform all modes of respiratory therapy, to include but not limited to, basic floor treatments, oxygen/aerosol therapy, bronchial hygiene, ventilator/BiPAP/airway management, EKG, ABG, emergency procedures.  

  • Able to participate in ABG lab management to include lab maintenance, QC, proficiency testing, PVP, and correlation studies, as required by The Joint Commission and/or CAP.

  • Participates in departmental and/or hospital wide Performance Improvement program to include quality control auditing and event reporting.

  • Able to effectively communicate with the clinical team (nurses, physicians, and other related ancillaries), in order to advocate for patient safety and continuity of care.

  • Able to educate patients, family, and other clinical team members on respiratory modes and bronchial hygiene.

Behavioral Standards: 

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.

  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.

Communication/Knowledge:

  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.   

  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal patient care outcomes.

  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.

Collaboration/Teamwork:

  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.

  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.




Job Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • High school graduate

  • Must have successfully completed an accredited respiratory program and retain a certificate of completion.

  • Prefer one year acute care experience, but will train new grads.

Licensure/Certifications:

  • Current BCLS

  • Current RCP license

  • NRP  (can obtain within first 90 days of hire)

  • PALS  (can obtain within first 90 days of hire)

  • ACLS (can obtain within first 90 days of hire)

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.

 

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:

  • High school graduate

  • Must have successfully completed an accredited respiratory program and retain a certificate of completion.

  • Prefer one year acute care experience, but will train new grads.

Licensure/Certifications:

  • Current BCLS

  • Current RCP license

  • NRP  (can obtain within first 90 days of hire)

  • PALS  (can obtain within first 90 days of hire)

  • ACLS (can obtain within first 90 days of hire)

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.

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