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


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

We are seeking a Respiratory Care Practitioner, NICU who will provide respiratory therapy to patients as ordered by physicians according to established standards and practices. Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to age-specific patient population (e.g., infants, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics), and participates in related continuing education.

In this position you will:

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

  • Set up equipment and medications and administer respiratory treatment as ordered by the physician; charts treatment, response, and progress

  • Monitor environmental control systems and patients on continuous ventilation

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

  • Set up bronchoscopy equipment and assists physicians during procedures

  • Perform nasotracheal and tracheal suctioning

  • Perform arterial blood gas testing and analysis

  • Maintain professional growth and development

  • Participate in educational programs and in-service meetings

  • In addition to the above accountabilities, following are position accountabilities for employees providing care to neonates:

  • Set 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

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

  • Perform endotracheal intubation on the neonate

  • Respond to Labor and Delivery for all C-sections and deliveries

  • Participate in transports within the hospital of sick neonates

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

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


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

  • CPR - Adult, Child, Infant (Provider), including Obstructed Airway Management, sponsored by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification

  • One year clinical experience as a Respiratory Therapist

About the ministry 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 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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 289695