Providence Health & Services Respiratory Care Practitioner - NICU in Mission Hills, California
Providence is calling a Respiratory Care Practitioner - NICU (On-Call/Variable Shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.
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We are seeking a Respiratory Care Practitioner - NICU who will provide respiratory therapy to neonates as ordered by physicians, according to established standards and practices.
In this position you will:
Maintain established department policies, procedures, objectives, improving organization performance program, infection control, and patient/customer safety standards
Set up equipment, oxygen hood, High Flow nasal Cannula and nasal CPAP. Administer respiratory treatment as ordered by the physician; charts treatment, response, and progress
Provide and monitor conventional ventilation as well as High Frequency ventilatory support to the premature infant in the NICU by protocol
Perform endotracheal intubation on the neonate
Respond to L&D for C-sections and deliveries
Perform arterial and capillary blood gases on infants in the NICU and Emergency Dept
Participate in intra and inter hospital transports of sick neonates
Monitor environmental control systems and patients on continuous ventilation
Perform nasotracheal and tracheal suctioning
Observe patients, checks equipment, and make changes as necessary during patient rounds
Provide advanced patient management, such as intra hospital transport with High Frequency Ventilator, and insertion of percutaneous arterial lines in the NICU
Provide quality control and maintenance on the blood gas machine located in the NICU
Stock and maintain equipment needed to provide respiratory support to patients in the NICU
Administer surfactant to patients in the NICU
Participate in educational programs and in-service meetings
Maintain professional growth and development
Provide patient care to adult population as needed
Other duties as assigned
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Graduate of a program for Respiratory Therapy
RRT for all new grad Respiratory Therapist applicants hired on or after 1/1/15
Note, Respiratory Therapists credentialed prior to 1/1/15 are grandfathered as CRTs
Licensed in Respiratory Care in the State of California
Current BLS-HCP – Basic Life Support - for Healthcare Providers American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) - CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer accepted on hire until card expiration date
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)within six (6) months of hire
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within six (6) months of hire
Current Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) provider
Current LA City Fire Card within thirty (30) days of hire
Neonatal intubation certification
Knowledge of tests, therapeutics, disease processes and medical terminology
Administration of surfactant, as appropriate
High frequency ventilation, as appropriate
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
Current NBRC RRT Credential / NPS RRT is preferred for all therapists
Three (3) years recent work experience
About the hospital you will serve.
Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Respiratory Therapists
Location: California-Mission Hills
Req ID: 324087