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Respiratory Therapist II (RT), Respiratory Therapy - PD/Nights (12hr) - Laguna Hills


Location: Laguna Hills, California

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: Per Diem

Job Listing: SAD004740

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. MemorialCare stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

Position Summary

This position requires the full understanding of and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Memorial Medical Center's strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.

The Respiratory Therapist II perform all respiratory care modalities in the palliative care and curative care treatments of pulmonary disease and disorders. This position performs bedside diagnostic tests to evaluate the extent of pulmonary dysfunction. Furthermore, this position is responsible for managing and monitoring mechanical ventilation and artificial airways. This position will assist with fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) procedures, maintain documentation, standard work, and department policies and procedures. The Respiratory Therapist II must maintain a working knowledge of specialized equipment and related computerized equipment related to Respiratory Therapy functions. Finally, this position requires experience and training in at least one (1) specialty area of the Respiratory Department, specialties include: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pulmonary Lab, Intubation, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, High Altitude Simulation Testing (HAST), and Cardio-Exercise Challenge Testing.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  1. Perform all respiratory care modalities in the treatment of pulmonary disease and disorder in line with department policy and procedure to support safe and positive patient outcomes
  2. Documents and performs charge capture in a timely and accurate manner to ensure efficiency in the delivery of respiratory care
  3. Assess patient's respiratory care and collaborates with other members of the patient care team to contribute to positive patient care outcomes
  4. Communicates patient care needs with Physician's and other care providers to ensure consistency and informative communication
  5. Participates in all in-service trainings and completes all competencies in a timely and efficient manner
  6. Ability to be at work and be on time
  7. Ability to follow company policies, procedures, and directives
  8. Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner
  9. Ability to prioritize and multitask

Pay Rate: $50.00/hr.

Placement in the pay range is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, relevant years of experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, there may be additional compensation available for this role, including but not limited to, shift differentials, extra shift incentives, and bonus opportunities. Health and wellness is our passion at MemorialCare—that includes taking good care of employees and their dependents. We offer high quality health insurance plan options, so you can select the best choice for your family. And there’s more...Check out our MemorialCare Benefits for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.


  • 3 years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist preferred
  • Proficient in adult critical care (i.e. ICU, ECU, and PACU)
  • Experienced in bedside diagnostic testing, respiratory assessment, and advanced modes of mechanical ventilation


  • Current California Respiratory Care License (RCP)
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Current Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Current Pediatric Life Support (PALS)
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) preferred
  • Neonatal / Pediatric Specialty Certificate (NPS) preferred
  • Adult Critical Care Specialty Certificate (ACCS) preferred
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) preferred

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