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All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization. The person doing this job is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost effective manner. The role of the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) is to provide appropriate respiratory care in an efficient and effective and timely manner.
The RCPs primary area of responsibility will be focused on providing care for the pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient.
NICU RCPs will have focused responsibility in providing care primarily for neonatal patients. The individual within this position will have age specific training and will be documented within the employee's personnel file. NICU RCPs must have at least 20 hours of didactic training (including STABLE certificate) focused on neonatal care and able to show competencies in providing care in NICU setting under a preceptorship process (or equivalent) of at least 4 weeks.
A minimum of two years acute care experience including, pediatrics, trauma, and ventilator management; blood gas and pulmonary function testing experience desirable; experience with extended and managed care desirable. AS in Respiratory Therapy preferred; BS in Respiratory Care desirable
In addition the Adult RCPs require BLS, ACLS, PALS. - For NICU RCPs, BLS, NALS and PALS. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred; strong patient assessment skills, strong communication and interaction skills. May answer pages, carry a beeper/pager, and/or use a two-way radio. Local travel may be required. Current RCP license issued by the state of California required. CRTT, RRT or advanced credential preferred.
This position is represented by SEIU, Local 399.
We're California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a not-for-profit, 319-bed acute and ambulatory care hospital that provides services to the dynamic community of downtown Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods. With a 120-year history of healing, our vision is a growing and diversified health care ministry distinguished by excellent quality and committed to expanding access to those in need.
The hospital is part of Dignity Health , one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with 40 hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. It also represents our commitment to delivering excellent medical care to all, to advocating on behalf of the poor, and to partnering with others to improve the quality of life.
Our outstanding benefits package includes 100% employer paid Medical Benefits for you and your family, including domestic partners. Also included are a 403 (b) plan with company match, tuition reimbursement and comprehensive dental and vision plans. .
Located blocks from Staples Center and LA Live, California Hospital is walking distance from the Metro Blue Line and employee parking is complimentary. The hospital also sponsors shuttle service to and from Union Station. To find out more, go to www.chmcla.org . EOE.
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