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Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Care Practitioner - Per Diem - 12/17/18

Bargaining Unit:  Licensed                              Rate of Pay $38.90 / Hour + DOE  

SUMMARY:  Performs all respiratory care interventions and duties in accordance with specific physician’s orders and department policies and procedures.  Performs all routine and complex respiratory care procedures for patients of all ages in all areas of the hospital.


Monitors Respiratory Therapy interventions assuring appropriate type of treatment, equipment and/or therapeutic devices are utilized for all inpatient and outpatient procedures.

Maintains and operate all required equipment to administer prescribed respiratory treatment plan.

Maintains all competencies related to respiratory care.

Maintains competency in emergently establishing and maintaining the airway during management of trauma, intensive care, and neonatal resuscitation.

Reads and interprets physician’s orders in charts.

Confers with medical staff and nursing, making recommendations on individual patient care plans and updates patient response to respiratory assessments and interventions provided.

Reviews respiratory plan of care with patients.

 Document respiratory therapy interventions and patient response and assessment in accordance with policy and procedure.

Performs tracheobronchial suctioning and tracheotomy care.

Performs tracheal intubations and obtains arterial blood samples for ABG analysis for all age groups.

Performs pulmonary function studies.

Participates in annual clinical competency education.

Demonstrates System Values in performance and behavior.

Complies with System policies and procedures.

Other duties as may be assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an education program accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education (JRCRTE).  Minimum 2 years of recent experience as a RCP that includes experience in pediatrics and neonates.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS:  Required: Licensed as a Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner by the JRCRE and the State of California. Current BLS, NRP and PALS certifications.