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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Care Practitioner I in Tarzana, California

Description:

Providence is calling a (Per Diem/ Night Shift) Respiratory Care Practitioner I to Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

We are seeking a Respiratory Care Practitioner I reporting to the Director of cardiopulmonary services and Clinical Coordinator of the Respiratory Therapy department, this position will be responsible for administering and charting all aspects of respiratory therapy depicted by the respiratory care practitioner license under the direct supervision of the medical director.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • SERVICE:

  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect

  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service

  • Communicate and follows the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate

  • PEOPLE:

  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully completes general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications

  • Communicate effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric

  • Collect and document essential data utilizing patient record, patient interview, physical assessment and lab values and therapy on appropriate forms

  • Initiate and maintain continuous mechanical ventilatory support utilizing essential data previously gathered

  • Recommend ventilator strategies to help improve patient’s ventilatory status

  • May perform the following procedures; assist in endotracheal intubation, bronchoscopy and tracheostomy, position and secure endotracheal tubes, withdraw and analyze blood samples and suctioning airways

  • Assume responsibility for the prompt and/or routine execution of physicians’ orders relating to respiratory care.

  • Initiate and maintain continuous pulse oximetry, capnography and oxygen therapy

  • Administer medication to the respiratory tract, including: bronchodilators, decongestants, wetting agents, mucoidal emulsifying agents, steroids, antibiotics, surfactant and any other FDA approved drug for such application

  • Initiate and maintain intermittent and continuous nebulized medication and humidity therapy

  • Perform, document and report basic bedside pulmonary screening noting patient effort, position and any other relevant information

  • Accurately document and transfer completed patient care to the department billing system in a timely manner

  • Clean, replace and replenish necessary equipment and supplies in any and all areas assigned during the shift, reporting the need to reorder supplies and/or equipment

  • Accept accountability as lead therapist when requested

  • Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of a program for respiratory therapy

  • Current California State License

  • RRT required for all new grad Respiratory Therapist applicants hired on or after 1/1/15. Note, Respiratory Therapists credentialed prior to 1/1/15 are grandfathered as CRTs

  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS

  • Current PALS

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 90 days of hire

  • ACLS card within 6 months of hire

  • Knowledge of tests, therapeutics, disease processes and medical terminology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 6 months work experience

About the Hospital that you will serve.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Night

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 244540

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