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Respiratory Care Practitioner - Neonatal

Respiratory Neonatal

Per Diem

Variable - 12 hour

11624

Associates Degree required
ACLS
BLS-C through AHA
NRP
PALS
RCP

 

B

INTERNAL POSTING FOR SFMC ASSOCIATES ONLY 6/20/19 TO 6/26/2019

St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) is dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of the communities of Southeast Los Angeles. Our vision is to be a values-driven integrated health care delivery system in collaboration with those who share our values. We operate a 384-bed acute care hospital and one of the largest and busiest private emergency trauma centers in Los Angeles County -- treating more than 84,000 children and adults each year. Last year, more than 5,000 babies were born at SFMC's Family Life Center, with 875 babies cared for in our state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Center. We are a Primary Stroke Care Center and STEMI Receiving Center, both of which are approved by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision and medical direction, provides any or all of the designated respiratory care therapies designed to care for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities which affect the pulmonary system and associated aspects of cardiopulmonary function. This position requires providing care and/or service to a critically ill through sub-acutely ill patient population, from newborn through pediatrics, in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional and/or developmental age of the individual served.

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of St. Francis Medical Center. It is expected that the associate holding this position will demonstrate behaviors consistent with our core values and will comply with all required standards governing our commitment to Compassionate Care, Exemplary Service and serving our patients. The associate holding this position will support St. Francis Medical Center's strategic plan and all essential elements of Quality Improvement and Financial Stewardship.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE

Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree

Diploma from an accredited respiratory program (CUA requirement for blood gas lab)

Excellent written/verbal communication skills

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

Current CA Respiratory Care Practitioner License

Current RRT License, for newly licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners as of January 1, 2015

Current NRP Card

Current BLS - AHA approved

Current PALS ACLS preferred

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND ANALYSIS

Must continuously (66% to 100% of a work day):

 Be able to walk on tile floors.

Standing to do patient care.

Must frequently (34% to 66% of a work day):

Waist bending while standing.

Repetitive hand use/keyboarding.

Use wrist rotation/deviation.

Bending of the neck forward and backward.

 Twisting of the neck.

Carrying and lifting a minimum of 5 lbs.

Must occasionally (11% to 33% of a work day):

Stooping and squatting to do patient care.

Make use of bilateral upper extremities and hand in reaching above shoulder level.

B