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


Providence is calling a Respiratory Care Practitioner (Per Diem/Variable Shift) to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

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

In this position you will:

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

  • Set up oxygen equipment such as high flow nasal cannula, oxygen hood and nasal CPAP

  • Administer respiratory treatment as ordered by the physician; chart treatment, response, and progress

  • Set up and monitor conventional ventilation, non-invasive ventilation and high frequency ventilation as ordered by physician

  • Perform endotracheal intubation on the neonate

  • Respond to L&D for C-sections and deliveries

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

  • Participate in intra and inter hospital transports of sick neonates

  • Monitor environmental control systems and patients on continuous ventilation

  • Perform nasotracheal and tracheal suctioning

  • Observe patients, check equipment, and make changes as necessary during patient rounds

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

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

  • Stock and maintain equipment needed to provide respiratory support to patients in the NICU

  • Administer surfactant to patients in the NICU

  • Participate in educational programs and in-service meetings

  • Maintain professional growth and development


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed in Respiratory Care in the State of California

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for all Respiratory Therapist applicants hired on or after 1/1/15

  • (Note: Respiratory Therapist currently employed and credentialed prior to 1/1/15 are grandfathered as Certified Respiratory Therapist [CRT]).

  • 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

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association within 6 months of hire

  • NRP certification

  • Intubation certification

  • Experience in neonatal intubation

  • One year clinical experience in Neonatal Respiratory Therapy

  • Two years clinical experience as Respiratory Therapist

  • Administration of surfactant, as appropriate

  • High frequency ventilation, as appropriate

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty credential

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years.

Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened 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, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

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

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: Variable

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 244537