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Respiratory Care Practitioner (Per Diem)

Company: College Medical Center
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

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.Preferably 1 year work experience providing all aspects of respiratory care in an acute care hospital: arterial blood gas analysis, therapeutic modalities for oxygen and medication delivery, chest physiotherapy, patient assessment and related respiratory care techniques and procedures.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, 2015Must have current CPR BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP for healthcare provider's card upon hire.Must be able to speak, read and write in English.PHYSICAL DEMANDSProlonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking lift, positions, pushes and/ or transfers patients pusher/pulls or moves/lift heavy equipment/supplies.WORKING CONDITIONSFrequent exposure to noise, cold and heat. Occasional exposure to blood borne pathogens, chemicals, general cleaning chemicals.MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(All duties listed below are essential to the job.)* General Staff Accountabilities-- Employee's conduct conforms to the Mission, Vision, Values, and Code of Conduct of College Medical Center.-- Values individual differences and demonstrates sensitivity to the cultural needs of others.-- Respects the rights, privacy and property of others, and maintains strict confidentiality.-- Effectively protects all health information from unauthorized access per HIPAA regulations and all applicable local and state laws.-- Exhibits good attendance and punctuality.-- Provides appropriate notice prior to vacation/time off and notifies supervisor a minimum of two hours prior to shift when unable to come to work.-- Observes allotted break and meal periods as prescribed by Hospital Policy and follows time card procedures by accurately writing in and out.-- Attends to personal affairs to avoid any interference with productivity.-- Adheres to the Dress Code.-- Demonstrates an understanding of their personal role in the case of fire/disaster and participates in Performance Improvement activities.-- Functions with an awareness of patient safety issues and applies basic principles of safety as identified within the facility.-- Follows the occurrence reporting policy and procedure in reporting any potential safety issues.* Job Specific AccountabilitiesDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide respiratory care to the age of the patientsDevelops 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 spanRecognizes 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.Job Types: Full-time, Part-timeSchedule:12 hour shiftEducation:Bachelor's (Preferred)Experience:Respiratory therapy: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:RRT (Preferred)BLS Certification (Preferred)RCP License (Preferred)Work Location:One locationWork Remotely:NoWork Location: One location

Keywords: College Medical Center, Long Beach , Respiratory Care Practitioner (Per Diem), Healthcare , Long Beach, California

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