Respiratory Care Practitioner - Critical Care, Respiratory - Per Diem/Days (12hr)

Location: 
Long Beach Medical Center
Schedule: 
Per Diem
Shift: 
Day Job
Job Listing: 
LON005521
Respiratory Therapy

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Position Summary

The Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care is an advanced beginner starting to integrate respiratory technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family.  He/she is a competent practitioner in the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures designed to evaluate, stabilize, prevent or remedy patient cardio-pulmonary problems.  He/she relies on standards, policies and procedures to determine which aspects of a situation are important and which can be ignored.  The competent RCP is developing skills for setting priorities, developing speed and flexibility.  Competence is characterized by a feeling of master or in charge of the many situations presented in a clinical assignment, and the ability to cope with and manage the changes in a patient's condition.  The Float Team RCP will be rotated and assigned in all the units in Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital as needed. 

Qualifications: 

Minimum Requirements

  • 1+ years of experience in Peds/Neonatal/Adult Critical Care is required.  Consideration will be made for candidates with strong education and associated experience background
  • Graduate of an AMA accredited school for Respiratory Care or equivalent
  • Current CA RCP license is required
  • A current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR & AED) certification is required
  • Float Team: NRP (from the American Academy of Pediatrics), American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications are also required
  • RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) is required
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