Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Our core values are compassion, excellence, humility, integrity, justice,
teamwork and wholeness.
The Respiratory Care Practitioner administers simple and complex diagnostic
and therapeutic procedures, which assist in the treatment and diagnosis of
adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
Provides care in general and critical care and specialty areas. Possesses
advanced skills in assessment and appropriate application of respiratory care
services in one age specific group and intermediate skills in other age
groups. Records treatment and diagnostic information in the medical record.
Performs other duties as needed.
Associate's Degree obtained from a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory
Care (CoARC) accredited Respiratory Therapy Program required. Minimum of one
year of clinical experience preferred. ActiveCalifornia Respiratory Care
Practitioner (RCP) license from the Respiratory Care Board Department of
Consumer Affairs required. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the
National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) required, or obtain within
eighteen months of hire date. Basic Life Support Provider (BLS)
certification , Advanced Life Support Provider (ACLS) certification,
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support
(PALS) as appropriate from the American Heart Association required.
Able to assemble and troubleshoot patient and machine equipment; draw blood;
assess (patient or examination); perform preventative maintenance; calibrate
equipment. Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and
professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and
enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure;
lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction. Able to perform
basic math functions and algebraic calculations; interpret data; understand
microprocessor equipment; understand departmental and hospital information
system; Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and
on the telephone; think critically; work independently with minimal
supervision; manage multiple assignments effectively; problem solve; organize
and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention
to detail. Able to distinguish colors; hear sufficiently for general
conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various
sounds associated with the work place and patient care; see adequately to read
computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to
position; discern temperature variances through touch.