Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner - Days, Per Diem

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Clinical Care
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Central California Region
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39278 Requisition #

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.


Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center is a 254-bed acute-care hospital serving Kern County communities with key service areas including brain and spine, heart, cancer care, orthopedics, emergency services, three Quest Imaging locations and the Adventist Health Physicians Network. The hospital is staffed by more than 645 affiliated physicians, 1,832 associates and more than 250 volunteers.  Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center has deep roots in Kern County – serving the community for more than 100 years!
Adventist Health Bakersfield has also been recognized as the only Top Hospital in Kern County, by the Leapfrog group. While this is a great recognition, what it really shows is our unwavering commitment to give our very best for our community as we carry out our mission of “Living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.” As one of six hospitals in California and one of 35 in the nation with this “Top General Hospital” status for patient safety and quality care, we appreciate being our community’s hospital of choice."


We're looking for someone to join our team as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner who:

Performs basic and critical respiratory care services. Has the ability to work well without supervision as well as maintain supervision over others, as delegated. Provides respiratory care services for the adult and geriatric patient. Provides respiratory care for patients with respiratory disease, as ordered by the physician and in accordance with current department policies concerning all phases of respiratory therapy. Completes paperwork, electronic medical records, flow sheets, and charges for each patient.

 
Essential Functions:


•Assesses and documents the appropriateness of prescribed therapy (including recommendations) for patients receiving respiratory care services. Administers aerosol and oxygen therapy, while maintaining charts. Draws arterial blood gases per policy and physician order. Provides care to ventilator patients. Assists in department record keeping and operation, as well as participation in training and supervision of new employees. Documents care given; maintains records of treatment given; generates necessary documents for charges or record keeping. Assists in the instruction of nursing personnel in surveillance of patient and equipment after initial installation.



•Performs pulmonary function tests, drainage procedures, and provides additional patient care regarding cardio respiratory disease. Provides suggestions regarding the patients' treatment and pulmonary progress. Provides assistance in cardio respiratory rehabilitation. Provides instruction to patients and family in the nature of cardio respiratory disease and its ramifications.




•Makes rounds to check all respiratory therapy equipment in use or on standby in patient areas. Ensures completion of the initial ventilator bundle orders upon initiation of mechanical ventilation. Ensures compliance of VAP bundle for all patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Identifies measureable and reasonable outcomes while using appropriate therapy interventions to resolve patient needs. Updates and communicates the diagnosis throughout the patient's stay based on patient's changing condition and disease status.



•Assists with maintenance and processing of equipment and products used in providing respiratory therapy services.



•Serves as a knowledge resource to the physician and hospital staff in relation to the technical aspects of respiratory care and the effectiveness of methods to administer safe respiratory therapy. Assists in stocking and re-ordering parts and equipment. Assists in the set up of specialty equipment. Keeps the equipment clean and ready for its next use. Assists physicians with bronchoscopies and special procedures. Assists with quality control, staff schedules and competencies.



•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


You'll be successful with the following qualifications:

 

Education: 

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor's): Preferred
  • Master's Degree: Preferred

 

Work Experience: 

  • Three years technical experience: Preferred

 

Required Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification: Required
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification: Preferred
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification: Required
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification: Preferred
  • ; Required in ED, NICU and PedsPediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) certification: Preferred
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential: Required

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