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  • Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Per-Diem - NIGHT SHIFT

    Job ID
    80653
    Location
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Experience (Years)
    3
    Category
    Clinical - Respiratory Therapist
    Street Address
    2070 Century Park East
    Company
    California Rehabilitation Institute
    Position Type
    Per Diem
  • Overview

    California Rehabilitation Institute

    Respiratory Therapist - Per Diem

     

     

    You're Invited to our Open Interview Days!

     

    Dates: 

    • Wednesday, December 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 am
    • Thursday, December 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30am

    Responsibilities

    • Selects, cleans and assembles equipment to perform and monitor basic respiratory procedures.
    • Performs advanced life support procedures using independent judgment in coordinating patient's respiratory care plans and needs with the physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff.
    • Draws arterial blood gas samples and performs basic spirometry.  Reviews all data, properly places data in patient chart and communicates all results to the physician and nursing staff.
    • Initiates and adjusts mechanical ventilator according to physician orders.  Upon proper initiation of mechanical ventilation, maintains patient ventilator circuit, integrity of ventilation, and troubleshoots and correct associated problems with mechanical ventilation.
    • Confers with physicians to formulate and coordinate alternative forms of therapy and initiates patient ventilator weaning procedures under the direction of the physician.
    • Performs basic tracheostomy care including but not limited to routine and emergent tracheostomy tube changes.
    • Monitors patient's respiratory status using competent bedside assessment skills and maintains awareness of patient pH/electrolyte balance, ABG values, renal, neurological, and orthopedic functions as applicable to the delivery of respiratory care.
    • Coordinates and initiates patient and family education when indicated.
    • Maintains all respiratory therapy equipment both durable and disposable in a safe and efficient manner.
    • Possesses ability to differentiate between patient and equipment problems and intervenes appropriately.
    • Documents and communicates all patient concerns during the shift, by conferring with physician regarding patient progress and able to perform hand-off communication regarding patient status to other team members and the oncoming respiratory therapist.
    • Is responsive to patient care needs and provides assistance as an interdisciplinary team member including aiding in patient transports.
    • Performs all other duties as requested.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Education & Experience (Including Licenses)

      

    • Current and valid CA licensure as a Respiratory Therapist required
    • Registry status by the National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT) required
    • 3 years of acute experience required

     

    Additional Data

    At California Rehabilitation Institute, our intense focus on high-quality results creates a challenging, fast-paced and extremely rewarding environment. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to meet your healthcare needs.