Respiratory Therapist - 12 Hrs - Days - Per Diem

Cedars Sinai Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Share Requisition # HRC0472986

Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?

We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai. It's part of the reason we've been named one of the top ten hospitals in America's Best Hospitals by U.S.

News & World Report. Join us! From working with a team of exceptional healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible-for yourself, and for others.

Do you work well in a large team environment where critical thinking is essential?

As a day shift Respiratory Therapist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will perform general ward therapy RT procedures including: 02 therapy, bland aerosol therapy, medicinal aerosol therapy, volume expansion therapy, bronchial hygiene procedures, CPR.

A Per Diem Critical Care Respiratory Therapist manages Adult Ventilator Systems including setup/management of continuous invasive and non-invasive ventilator systems, specialty gases, and related monitoring adjuncts. Training in and performance of Arterial Puncture for Blood Gas Analysis is required.

A Per Diem Critical Care Respiratory Therapist may pursue additional training in "subspecialty services" including: Management of Perinatal/Pediatric Ventilator Systems and related adjuncts; Bronchoscopy Assist; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center RT procedures; RT Order Entry System Operation.

Once training is complete, a Per Diem Respiratory Therapist is expected to function as assigned in the subspecialty areas in which he/she has been trained and adjudged functionally competent. Must be available to work at least 8 shifts, to include at least 1 weekend, in every 6-week work schedule period.



Educational Requirements:

Graduate of 2-year AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

California Respiratory Practitioner license.

Registered Respiratory Therapist.

BLS certification.


2 years' experience preferred. Respiratory Ward Therapy and Critical Care.

Physical Demands:

Perform 1 & 2 person CPR. Lift and carry 25 lbs.

Move a H-size gas cylinder-and-cart as well as the departmental life support systems over hospital floor surfaces. Able to physically roll a 200 lb. horizontally positioned patient. Auditory and visual capabilities for responding to cardio-pulmonary monitoring systems.

Mathematics skills necessary for clinical functions. Oral and written communication skills sufficient for understanding and being understood by the members of health care team.

  • Working Title: Respiratory Therapist
  • 12 hrs

  • Days

  • Per Diem

  • Department: Respiratory Therapy

  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops

  • City: Los Angeles

  • Job Category: Therapy/Rehab

  • Job Specialty: Respiratory

  • Position Type: Per Diem

  • Shift Length: 12 hour shift

  • Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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Respiratory Therapist - 12 Hrs - Days - Per Diem

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