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Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner I - Respiratory Therapy


Location: Long Beach, California

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Full-time

Job Listing: MIL003869

Title: Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner I

Location: Miller Children's Hospital @ Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Department: Respiratory-MCH

Status: Full Time

Shift: Nights (12hr)

Pay Range*: $36.52/hr. - $52.98/hr.

Bonus: $2,500

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care 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

The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for providing safe, quality respiratory patient care and teaching patients and families. In accordance with established procedures, the Respiratory Care Practitioner provides diagnostic and therapeutic procedures designed to evaluate, stabilize, prevent or remedy patient cardio-pulmonary problems. This position arranges and operates a variety of therapeutic gas, aerosol and ventilation equipment as well as checks equipment regularly for proper functioning and records data obtained during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in patient charts. The RCP I responds to emergency situations to administer airway care and resuscitation procedures. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with the health care team, participation in on-going feedback regarding performance improvement, implementation of clinical pathway/plan of care to guide patient care delivery and participation in the education and evaluation of other staff members. This position may directly supervise other employees and students in assigned services.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Provides care in emergent and non-emergent situations, as well as administers medications and performs therapeutic/diagnostic interventions according to the policies and procedures.
  • Initiates and manages mechanical ventilation, capnography and pulse oximetry; interprets wave forms and assists physicians with therapeutic and diagnostic bronchoscopies; understands basic chest x-ray interpretations.
  • Participates in patient/family teaching and patient evaluation/re-evaluation.
  • Applies infection control policies and procedures consistently including effective hand hygiene and utilizing personal protective equipment.
  • Uses equipment in the delivery of patient care and decontaminates equipment and supplies within the department according to department policies and procedures.
  • Participates in department-specific performance improvement projects.
  • Performs accurate and timely documentation and billing for all interventions in the patient’s medical record.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

*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.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Experience in Pediatric acute care preferred


  • Graduate of an AMA accredited School for Respiratory Care or equivalent required
  • Current CA RCP license required
  • RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) for all new hires after January 1, 2014 required
  • Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification required

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"I love working at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach because I value working for a company that invests in its employees and the community we serve. From the support and guidance I receive from managers who value my professional and personal growth; to being able to work alongside colleagues who are dedicated to help their patients and families. I feel inspired every day to do the work that I love alongside people who share a similar vision."
- Brindilyn Berger, Child Life Specialist

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