Respiratory Care PractitionerJob ID R-5980 Date Posted 08/08/2022 Location Berkeley, California Schedule/Shift Regular/Nights
Position Overview:Current Level III NICU including but not limited to conventional ventilation, High Frequency ventilatory support, Nitric Oxide delivery and ground Neonatal Critical transport experience, is strongly preferred. In addition, performs therapeutic, diagnostic, and emergency respiratory care procedures and provides assessment, treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies or abnormalities. Exercises sound judgment, and developed clinical skills to provide input to and implement the patient's plan of care based on the diagnosis and physician orders in a timely manner. Gains confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers through competent patient assessment, attentive monitoring and care, and effective communication. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal patient care. May also be responsible for performing specific procedures and/or orient other staff to the department.
Graduate of a two-year respiratory care program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
RCP-Respiratory Care Practitioner
OR NRP-Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
PERFERRED EXPERIENCE TYPICALLY REQUIRED
2 years of clinical and practical experience as typically acquired in a similar environment.
Familiarity with usual equipment and Therapy used in Respiratory Care.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of respiratory therapy principles, procedures, views, and equipment, including some experience responding to traumas and various hospital emergencies.
Ability to interpret a variety of data and instructions, furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Capable of performing routine or emergency respiratory care as well as a basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology.
Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.
Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadline
General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook), electronic health records (EHR), and EPIC.
Prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies, procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
Work independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.
Identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.
Ensure the privacy of each patient’s protected health information (PHI).
Build collaborate relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.
Function effectively and perform this position in an emergency situation.
License/Certifications:BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider - American Heart Association, NRP-Neonatal Resuscitation Provider - American Academy of Pediatrics, RCP-Respiratory Care Practitioner - California Department of Consumer Affairs
Education:Associate's: Respiratory Therapy (Required)
Days of the Week:Variable
Weekend Requirements:Every other Weekend
Number of Openings:1
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