Feb 26, 2024

Respiratory Therapist I, Santa Monica Hospital

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Santa Monica, CA, USA
Respiratory Therapy

Job Description

DescriptionPerforms routine and complex Respiratory Therapy for Adult, Pediatric, and Neonatal patients. Work in all adult and pediatric/NICU critical care areas (provided opportunity for training occurs). Performs duties or projects assigned by the Director, Assistant Director, Clinical Specialist and/or Shift Supervisor. Under the supervision of the RT IV Neo/PEDS Transport Clinical Specialist, The RT III Clinical Supervisors and RT IV Assistant Director. The RT will assume responsibility and accountability in the provision of advanced and complex respiratory care for Adult, neonatal and pediatric patients during the inpatient care and transport process. After completing supervised clinical training, care for these patients will include the application and utilization of advanced practice skills. Educational opportunities will include the training of new employees; in-servicing staffs on new equipment and techniques, Customer service, communication and public relations are key aspects of this position. May be required to work in any area in the Health System. May require rotating shifts Day/Nights. Salary range: $44.87-$59.20 Hourly QualificationsPreferred: · Previous experience intubating neonates within the last year · Competent in using the oscillator and nitric oxide on neonates · 3 years NICU/L&D experience and can function independently in the NICU · Willing to work in Adults and PEDs Educational Requirements: · Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy or similar · Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy or similar- preferred Licenses/Certifications: · CPR: American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)- Required · RCP State License-in the state of California - Required · Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) -Required · Pediatrics Advanced Life Support (PALS) -Required · NRP -Preferred/Required for NICU · Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) -Preferred Physical Demands: · Must be able to lift and carry 35 lbs. · Must be able to physically roll a 100 lb., horizontally positioned patient · Must have skill in performing routine pulmonary function test · Must have familiarity and knowledge of handling: Blood Gas Machines, Exercise Systems, and other types of equipment routinely found in pulmonary function laboratory · Must possess oral and written communication skills sufficient to communicate with colleagues, administrators, patients, visitors, staff, faculty, physicians, and on-site servicemen 133126656.jpg