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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Care Practitioner - Subacute in Mission Hills, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Respiratory Care Practitioner - Subacute (Part time/Day shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

We are seeking a Respiratory Care Practitioner - Subacute who will provide respiratory therapy to patient's as ordered by physicians in the subacute according to established standards and practices. Demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to age-specific patient population (e.g., adults, geriatrics), and participate in related continuing education.

In this position you will:

  • Communicate effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Adult and Geriatric

  • Therapy includes but is not limited to application and monitoring of:

  • Medical gases and environmental control systems

  • Mechanical ventilatory support

  • Artificial airway care

  • Bronchopulmonary hygiene

  • Pharmacological agents

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation

  • Demonstrate the diagnostic and therapeutic use of the following:

  • Medical gases and administration apparatus

  • Environmental control systems

  • Humidification

  • Aerosols

  • Medications

  • Ventilatory support

  • Bronchopulmonary percussion and drainage, and airway suctioning

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Airway management

  • Specific testing techniques are employed in respiratory care to assist in diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. This shall be understood to include measurements:

  • Ventilatory volumes

  • Airway pressures

  • Gas flows

  • Other related physiologic monitoring

  • Collect and document essential data utilizing patient record, patient interview, physical assessment and lab values and therapy on appropriate forms and/or in computerized patient record

  • Initiate and maintain continuous mechanical ventilatory support utilizing essential data previously gathered

  • Recommend ventilator strategies to help improve patient’s ventilatory status

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

  • Initiate and maintain continuous pulse oximetry, and oxygen therapy

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

  • Initiate and maintain intermittent and continuous nebulized medication and humidity therapy

  • Accurately document all interventions performed on patient in the hospital electronic medical record

  • Clean, replace and replenish necessary equipment and supplies in any and all areas assigned during the shift, reporting the need to reorder supplies and/or equipment to manager, supervisor or team leader

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

  • 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 follow 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

  • Comply with the Medical Center’s policies and procedures regarding:

  • Payroll timekeeping

  • Dress code

  • Attendance

  • Punctuality

  • The Code of Conduct

  • Compliance to appropriate regulatory standards

  • Compliance with department policies and procedures

  • Use of Standard Precautions in all patient contact as applicable

  • The provision of a safe environment for patients, visitors and co-workers

  • Reporting and responding to facility emergencies such as fire, infant abduction, and disruption in utilities and hazardous materials spills

  • Reporting suspected abuse or neglect

  • Demonstrate skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/special applications

  • Ensure that the rights of all patients are respected and maintained by allowing for privacy, cultural diversity and dignity in the provision of care

  • Demonstrate a positive professional image, performs responsibilities in a professional manner, demonstrate flexibility in the provision of patient care/service and utilizes a collaborative approach with co-workers

  • Function as a team member, contributing to the smooth operations of the unit on a day to day basis, and for the patient’s and customers overall general welfare

  • Demonstrate willingness to perform tasks generally designated to be done by others, when the need arises

  • Demonstrate organizational skills including prioritization and time management

  • Utilize appropriate resources when indicated to resolve conflicts, solve problems and achieve goals

  • Identify and communicate opportunities to improve care or service

  • Establish yearly goals that will enhance personal job performance

  • Seek and utilize new approaches to problem solving, reaching goals and/or new programs

  • Ensure human and material resources of the organization are used responsibly and in accordance with hospital policy

  • Identiy cost saving strategies appropriate to the department

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of a program for Respiratory Therapy

  • CRT and/or RRT

  • Licensed in Respiratory Care in the State of California

  • Current BLS-HCP – Basic Life Support - for Healthcare Providers American Heart Association (AHA)

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 90 days of hire

  • Good verbal and communication skills

  • Knowledge of tests, therapeutics, disease processes and medical terminology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • RRT is preferred for all therapists

  • Membership in a professional organization: CSRC, AARC

  • Atleast 6 months work experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.

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: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 247845

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