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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Care Practitioner II - NICU in Tarzana, California

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Providence is calling a Respiratory Care Practitioner II - NICU (Full Time/Night Shift) to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA

We are seeking a Respiratory Care Practitioner II - NICU who will report to the Director of Cardiopulmonary Services and Clinical Coordinator of the Respiratory Therapy department, this position is responsible for administering and charting all aspects of respiratory therapy depicted by the respiratory care practitioner license under the supervision of the medical director.

In this position you will:

  • 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

  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully complete 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: Infant, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric

  • Initiate and maintain continuous mechanical ventilation and oxygen therapy procedures involving oxygen masks, nasal cannulas, hoods or oxygen tents

  • Administer primary patient care following department policy and procedures. May perform the following procedures; endotracheal intubation, positioning and securing endotracheal tubes, withdrawing blood samples, thorescentesis and suctioning airways

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

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

  • Respond to high-risk deliveries and neonatal resuscitation occurring in delivery, Surgery, or N.I.C.U., P.I.C.U or E.R

  • Examine chest x-rays for gross abnormalities, endotracheal tube placement and abdominal film for proper catheter placement

  • Maintain (set-up and cleaning) department equipment, including all equipment related to transport incubator

  • Clean, replace or replenish necessary equipment and supplies in the NICU, pediatrics, PICU and any area assigned during the shift.

  • Initiates and processes a charge for all therapy and/or procedures administrated

  • Maintain chart of therapy particulars on appropriate Respiratory Therapy flow sheet including; date, time, type of procedure, length of procedure, method of administration, daily protocol, patient assessment, etc

  • Record new order information on the appropriate forms in proper places; informs clinical coordinator and others that may be affected by all new orders

  • Accept accountability as a 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 Therapists

  • Current California State RCP License

  • RRT required for all new grad Respiratory Therapist applicants hired on or after 1/1/15 are grandfathered as CRTs

  • Current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) within 6 months of hire

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 90 days of hire

  • Intubation skills

  • Knowledge of medical terminology related to neonatal intensive care

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • At least 2 years neonatal experience

About the hospital 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: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 254724

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