Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
The Adult/Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner is an individual who is professionally skilled in the application of respiratory care services and must have the ability to work well with minimum supervision. Abilities to meet the specific needs of these age groups may be gained through previous education, experience and/or additional education and training. May be responsible for assisting intubation procedures requiring specialized training depending on staffing needs. Must be competent to work in all areas of the hospital. Maintains communication between physicians, nursing and other departments as part of the health care delivery team.
Respiratory Care Team Leader, Manager, and Director
Ages of Patients
Blood Borne Pathogens
Required: Graduate from an AMA, CoARC or JRCRTE approved Respiratory Therapy program; current and valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
Preferred: Associate Degree
Required: Current and valid Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license from the Respiratory Care Board of California and American Heart Association BLS.
Required: American Heart Association ACLS and PALS if hired after March 1, 2018.
If hired prior to March 1, 2018, must obtain American Heart Association ACLS and PALS by November 30, 2018.
Preferred: NRP, NPS
Preferred: Minimum two years experience in an acute care facility
Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
Promotes and provides a safe and effective Respiratory Care to patients.
Performs patient assessment and develops an appropriate plan of care according to hospital policy and protocols.
Demonstrates the care and operation of respiratory therapy equipment according to technical specifications and application of equipment.
Performs routine respiratory care procedures as appropriate for clinical patient care areas according to hospital policy or protocols.
Performs respiratory care procedures as appropriate for critical care areas according to hospital policy or protocols.
Performs charting and documentation that is consistently complete, accurate, legible and informative.
Provides teaching and educational material to the patient and/or significant others concerning respiratory therapy.
Responds to emergency situations and provides appropriate and timely treatments.
Assists physicians or RCPIII with specialized care (e.g. bronchoscopy, trans-tracheal oxygenation).
Participates in Performance Improvement and Quality Assessment activities and interdisciplinary teams as appropriate.
Self-sufficient in seeking resource; may have specialized skills; demonstrates significant problem solving skills with respiratory modalities in the clinical setting.
Ability to organize the workload and set priorities to meet time requirements.
Complies with policies; uses discretion and follows through with areas of concern.
Adheres to hospital infection control guidelines, body mechanics and safety, equipment usage and care.
Demonstrates adaptability to working overtime and altering work schedule when priority respiratory therapy affects immediate patient care.
Participates in activities resulting in professional and departmental growth. Attends continuing education programs to promote professional growth and maintains licensure in a timely manner.
Maintains a high productivity level.
Able to prioritize accordingly and maintains a high level of organization.
Completes tasks in allotted time at the end of each shift.
May be responsible for acting in a temporary capacity as team leader.
Performs other duties as requested.
Eisenhower Medical Center