AHMC Healthcare

Respiratory Care Practioner III

Posted Date 4 months ago(11/11/2020 8:45 PM)
Requisition ID
req9237
Facility
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
# of Openings
1
Shift
Days
Category
Respiratory
Position Type
PerDiem

Overview

Under general supervision and medical direction, provides any or all of the designated respiratory care therapies designed to care for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities, which affect the pulmonary system and associates aspects of cardiopulmonary function.

 

This position requires providing care and/or service to a critically ill through sub-acutely ill newborn patient population in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional and/or developmental age of the individual served.

Responsibilities

Specific Job Duties:

Follows appropriate Code Blue / White notification procedures

-   Functions in a Code Blue quickly and calmly providing CPR

Communicates significant changes in patient’s condition/status in a timely manner

Effectively prioritizes clinical Interventions and care

Maintains PALS, NRP and NPS as per advanced Neonatal RCP commnunity standards 

Humidification Therapy

Oxyen set-up/administration

Pulse Oximetry set-up/monitoring

Arterial blood gas sampling and analysis

Pediatric heel sticks/capillary blood draws

Aerosol Medications (Nebulizer Treatments)

Non-invasive ventilation: high flow nasal cannula and nasal CPAP

Postural Drainage and Percussion

Suctioning (nasotracheal, oral and ETT)

Oral Airway Management

Trach Management (Monthly change and Daily maintenance)

ETT care

Intubation and airway management

Ventilator set-up and operation

Ventilator troubleshooting

Weaning and Extubating

High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator: set up, operation and troubleshooting 

High risk delivery attendance: infant resusucitation and stabilization

Exogeneous sufactant administration

·         Obtains necessary training prior to initial equipment use

·         Assures equipment is in operating order prior to use

·         Uses the following equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s operating instructions, including but not limited to:

Draeger Baby Log Infant Ventilator

Sensormedics 3100A High Frequency Oscillator

Compressed air/gas tanks

Oxygen administration devices

Pulse Oximeters

Suction Equipment (wall/portable)

Arterial blood gas analyzers

High Flow Nasal Cannula

Non-invasive CO2 monitors

Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited School of Respiratory Therapy with an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy or Registered Respiratory Therapist
Minimum one year Level II or Level III NICU experience required

Current CA License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner
Current BLS and NRP Cards, NRP instructor preferred, PALS preferred
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) preferred
Perinatal/Pediatric Specialist certification by the NBRC preferred

 

Hospital Description

Looking for a location to work that is just right? AHMC is expanding to become one of Southern California's premier health care systems. With over 200,000 total patients treated annually in our more than 1,293 bed health network in LA, Riverside and Orange County, AHMC is the perfect place to maximize your career. While we have the flexibility and security of a large health system, we never compromise on patient care. With multi-lingual facilities, private patient rooms in select hospitals and multiple facilities with a first-rate cardiac surgical services department, we strive to provide top of the line service to all our patients.

 

With competitive benefits including 401k matching and benefits for employees and eligible dependents, a family-oriented work environment and a diverse staff, AHMC is the perfect place to build your

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