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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Care Practitioner, NICU *Up to $10,000 Hiring Bonus* in Burbank, California


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Providence is calling a Respiratory Care Practitioner, NICU (0.9 FTE, Night Shift) at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

This position is eligible for a $10,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Please upload a current resume reflecting all relevant experience.

We are seeking a Respiratory Care Practitioner, NICU who will provide respiratory therapy to neonates as ordered by physicians, according to established standards and practices.

In this position you will:

  • Maintains established department policies, procedures, objectives, improving organization performance program, infection control, and safety standards.

  • Sets up oxygen equipment such as high flow nasal cannula, oxygen hood and nasal CPAP. Administers respiratory treatment as ordered by the physician; charts treatment, response, and progress.

  • Sets up and monitors conventional ventilation, non-invasive ventilation and high frequency ventilation as ordered by physician.

  • Performs endotracheal intubation on the neonate.

  • Responds to L&D for C-sections and deliveries.

  • Performs arterial and capillary blood gas testing and analysis on infants in the NICU and Emergency Dept.

  • Participates in intra and inter hospital transports of sick neonates.

  • Monitors environmental control systems and patients on continuous ventilation.

  • Performs nasotracheal and tracheal suctioning.

  • Observes patients, checks equipment, and makes changes as necessary during patient rounds.

  • Performs insertion of percutaneous arterial lines in the NICU upon completion of NICU PAL competency.

  • Provides quality control and maintenance on the blood gas machine located in the NICU.

  • Stocks and maintains equipment needed to provide respiratory support to patients in the NICU.

  • Administers surfactant to patients in the NICU.

  • Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.

  • Maintains professional growth and development.


Required qualifications:

  • Licensed in Respiratory Care in the State of California

  • RRT required for all Respiratory Therapist

  • Respiratory Therapists currently employed and credentialed prior to 1/1/15 are grandfathered as CRTs

  • Current BLS-HCP – Basic Life Support - for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) - CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer accepted on hire until card expiration date.

  • PALS certification from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) upon hire

  • NRP certification from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)/American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire

  • Intubation certification.

  • Experienced in neonatal intubation.

  • 1 year clinical experience in Neonatal Respiratory Therapy.

  • 2 years clinical experience as Respiratory Therapist.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty credential.

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 392-bed acute care facility founded over 75 years ago by the Sisters of Providence. Known for our state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, we provide the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities.

We provide many specialized services and treatment capabilities. Our Heart and Vascular center delivers care with one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers for heart attack victims. The Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, which supports our Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, continues to grow inpatient and outpatient programs addressing stroke, Parkinson’s, and brain tumors. Maternal Child Health Services, including a level 3 NICU, support whole family care with 24/7 on site labor support and community education. The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology providers, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building. Our exceptional orthopedic program has recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. Our Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery. In the fall of 2022 we will open our brand new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department which will triple our capacity to care for the community in their time of greatest need.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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-Burbank

Req ID: 316100