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
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
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.
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
Job Category: Respiratory Therapists
Req ID: 289695