Respiratory Therapist (Rrt) Per Diem/Varied

Universal Health Services Palmdale , CA 93551

Posted 2 weeks ago

Palmdale Regional Medical Center serves the region by providing high quality medical services to residents of the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding communities. With the recent addition of the Rehabilitation Institute, the hospital features 184 licensed acute care beds as well as inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiac services featuring a STEMI Receiving Center (heart attack) and a 35-bed 24-hour emergency department. The Center for Wound Care provides treatment for people with chronic non-healing wounds. This comprehensive wound-healing service includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Palmdale Regional Medical Center is active in the community and regularly participates with the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance, Chambers of Commerce and other civic and governmental groups. Palmdale Regional Medical Center believes in "Community Service Excellence" and supports nonprofit agencies such as the American Cancer Society, United Way, the Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club and performing arts organizations.

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Essential Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Medical Director, Director of Respiratory Therapy, and Respiratory Supervisors (and/or designated charge person as indicated), the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing skilled respiratory care and diagnostics according to the individual patient's needs guided by policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

Essential Knowledge/Skills

  • Language Skills - ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations, to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals, to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, patients and the general public.

  • Mathematical skills - to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, dosages and proportions to practical situations.

  • Reasoning ability - ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions, to interpret an extensive variety of technical/clinical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Minimum Essential Experience

  • One (1) year previous experience preferred.

Minimum Essential Education

  • General education level (high school). One or 2 years post secondary education program specializing in Respiratory Therapy.

Required Licensure/Certifications

  • Current California Respiratory Care Practitioner license. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support training.

Work Environment

  • Must work in a clean, well-lighted, well-ventilated work environment.

  • Occasionally subject to irregular hours.

  • Ability to function in a busy environment with shifting and evolving priorities.

  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.

  • Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.

  • Stable emotional makeup required to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to handle emergency or crisis situations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of hospital management and medical staff personnel.

  • Ability to communicate with patients, visitors, sales personnel and vendors.

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships and courteous interactions with hospital staff and the public.

  • Other assigned duties.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent - means more than 65% of the time

  • Occasional - means between 33% and 64% of the time

  • Seldom - means less than 33% of the time

This opportunity offers the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

  • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan

  • 401k plan with company match

One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

  • UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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Respiratory Therapist (Rrt) Per Diem/Varied

Universal Health Services