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Respiratory Therapist III, Respiratory Therapy - Per Diem/Nights (12hr)

Company: MemorialCare Health System
Location: Laguna Hills
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

Position Summary

Perform all respiratory care modalities in the palliative and curative treatment of pulmonary disease and disorders. Perform bedside diagnostic tests to evaluate the extent of pulmonary dysfunction. Manage and monitors mechanical ventilation and artificial airways. Assists with fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) procedures. Maintains a working knowledge of standard operating procedures. This includes standards on accurate and timely documentation, standard work, and department and hospital policy and procedure. Maintains a knowledge of specialized equipment and related computerized equipment. Each department member will maintain a professional image, professional communication, appearance, and conduct. Participates in continuous improvement, quality control, and preventative maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Perform all respiratory care modalities in the treatment of pulmonary disease and disorders in line with department policy and procedure.
  • Documented and performs charge capture in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assesses respiratory care patients and collaborates patient care needs with other providers.
  • Communicates patient care needs with Physicians and other providers.
  • Attends all in-services and completes all competencies in a timely manner.
  • Takes ownership of job and profession.
  • Represents the department, hospital, and organization in a professional manner.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 experience as a respiratory therapist. Must be proficient in adult critical care (e.g. ICU, ECU, and PACU).
  • Must be experienced in bedside diagnostic testing, respiratory assessment, and advanced modes of mechanical ventilation. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • This position requires experience and training in adult critical care, preceptor, and training in at least two (2) of the following areas
  • Pulmonary Lab
  • Intubation
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Bedside spirometry
  • NICU
  • Relief Supervision
  • High Altitude Simulation Testing (HAST)
  • Cardio-Exercise Challenge Testing

Education/Licensure/Certification:

  • Current California license from Respiratory Care Board (RCP)
  • RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist)
  • BLS (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced life Support)
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) only needed if working in NICU

Keywords: MemorialCare Health System, Los Angeles , Respiratory Therapist III, Respiratory Therapy - Per Diem/Nights (12hr), Other , Laguna Hills, California

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