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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

  • STABLE Certification

  • 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

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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.

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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

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 324087