Sep 17, 2021

Respiratory Care Practitioner

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Loma Linda, CA, USA

Job Description

Children's Hospital: Respiratory Care Practitioner (Full-time, Night Shift) -

Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, excellence, humility, integrity, justice, teamwork and wholeness.

The Respiratory Care Practitioner administers simple and complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, which assist in the treatment and diagnosis of adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Provides care in general and critical care and specialty areas. Possesses advanced skills in assessment and appropriate application of respiratory care services in one age specific group and intermediate skills in other age groups. Records treatment and diagnostic information in the medical record. These services may be provided for both the LLUMC and LLUCH hospitals. Performs other duties as needed.

Associate of Science Degree obtained from a CoARC (Commission on Accreditation Respiratory Care) accredited Respiratory Therapy Program required. Minimum one year of clinical experience preferred. Respiratory Care Board, Department of Consumer Affairs, Respiratory Care Practitioner, State of California required. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), or attain within eighteen (18) months of hire date required. Basic Life Support Provider (BLS) certification and maintain a current age specific Advanced Life Support Provider certification, Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as appropriate through an American Heart Association (AHA) provider training program required.

Able to assemble and troubleshoot patient/machine equipment; draw blood; assess (patient or examination); perform preventative maintenance; calibrate equipment. Able to: read; write legibly; speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer and software programs necessary to the position; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment. Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; work well under pressure; problem solve; organize and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail. Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place/patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.

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