Respiratory Care Practitioner - Respiratory/Critical Care - Per Diem, Nights (12hrs)

Long Beach Medical Center
Per Diem
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Surgical Technician, Clinical

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Position Summary:

The Respiratory Care Practitioner has in-depth knowledge of respiratory care based on previous experience and is able to apply and use that knowledge in multiple situations.The RCP is proficient in the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures designed to evaluate, stabilize, prevent or remedy patient cardiopulmonary problems.Decision-making and critical thinking is apparent and judgments are oriented toward the best possible outcome for the patient.The RCP responds to most situations with speed, confidence and flexibility and is able to handle unanticipated problems or emergencies.Effective relationships and clinical leadership skills among the interdisciplinary team are evident.

The Respiratory Care Practitioner 12-hr Per Diem position is responsible for self-scheduling. Schedule requirements are 4 shifts per 4-week schedule period, 2 of which must be Saturday/Sunday shifts.



  • 3+ years of critical care experience (ED or Adult CCU/ICU) required
  • Graduate of an AMA accredited School for Respiratory Care or equivalent required
  • Current CA RCP license required
  • RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) required
  • Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications are required.
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