Providence Health & Services Respiratory Care Practioner - NICU in Torrance, California
Providence is calling a Part Time, Day Shift Respiratory Care Practioner - NICU to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.
We are seeking a Respiratory Care Practioner - NICU under the direct supervision of a medical director, and department director; perform, management, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities which affect the pulmonary system and associated aspects of cardiopulmonary and other systems function within the scope of practice of Respiratory Care Practice Act 1996. The Respiratory Therapist perform a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment of initiative to apply prescribed treatments and testing in a safe, professional manner. The Respiratory Therapist is a certified or registered therapist who is accountable and responsible for the delivery of direct respiratory care to all age ranges of patients from neonates to adults and through the assignment and direction of the Patient Care Leader, utilizing a collaborative care patient management process, meeting established standards of respiratory care and integrating other health care team members. Has lead authority when carrying charge beeper.
Has lead authority during "charge" assignments. In this capacity gives on-the-job direction including assignments, input, and coaching to employees. Gives input, into hiring decisions, performance appraisal, disciplinary action, etc.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Use the clinical processes of assessment, respiratory diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation for all patients, documenting the same.
Perform the duties of a RCP as defined in the role description, at a proficient level
Demonstrate competency in selected technical and psychomotor skills
Administer medications to respiratory tract per physician prescription including: HHN, IPPB, CPT, Continuous Bronchodilator Therapy, Surfactant, or any other FDA drug approved for such application
Perform EKG, ABG and related quality control, once hospital documented competency is acquired
Report abnormal ABG to M.D. or R.N. giving accurate interpretation as requested, utilizing Critical Value Reporting Policy
Assist with Bronchoscopies as assigned
Assist in emergency situations following established procedures
Identify patient and family respiratory care education and learning needs and implements measure to meet those needs. (i.e.: pulmonary hygiene)
Responsible for all equipment aspects associated with respiratory care, i.e. utilization, assembly, cleaning, etc. (to include but not limited to e.g., handheld, ventilators etc.)
Demonstrate sound basic knowledge in the caring and the decision-making process for a designated patient population
NICU Therapist- Responds to high-risk deliveries and neonatal resuscitation occurring in delivery, surgery, NICU or ER
Clean, replace or replenish necessary equipment and supplies in the NICU
Documentation/ Information Management:
Demonstrate competency and working knowledge of the Hospital Information System and Respiratory NUR component
Properly utilize the admission history and other computer based communication and data base systems
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information
Perform documentation on unit records and in patient’s record, which is timely, accurate, and concise
Communicate all relevant patient information to other caregivers at intershift report, patient transfer, and patient discharge
Understand Automatic Stop Order procedure and properly documents relevant information
Leadership and Supervision: (Charge Responsibility)
Assessing competency of staff
Assignment and coordination of patient care
Staffs shifts based on patient volume and departmental staffing standards
Preceptoring/ orienting new staff and maintaining staff records
Demonstrates flexibility in resolving staffing issues
Professional Growth/ Development:
Assume responsibility for own professional growth and practice
Attend staff development activities for the department, including staff meetings
Participate in presenting in-services as requested
Maintain certification and competency in BCLS
Maintain all required licenses and certificates
Performance Improvement/Quality and Safety:
Participate in performance improvement activities as needed and works to correct deficiencies identified
ctively support the facility with regards to continuous compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to JCAHO, Department of Health Services, CMS Core Measures, IHI initiatives, etc.
Maintain current knowledge regarding JCAHO standards for this position
Commit to and actively participates in ongoing compliance
Have knowledge of Tracer methodology
Provide the best care and service to every person, every time (PHS Quality Vision)
Provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient/family centered (PHS Quality definition)
Consistently practices financial responsibility and prudence (Core Value)
Use equipment and supplies in a prudent and effective manner
Comply with budget and staffing standards
Support emergency staffing needs
Required qualifications for this position include:
H.S. Diploma or GED
Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care or Graduate of a two (2) years Respiratory Program
Coursework/Training for New NICU therapists: Must complete a formal neonatal respiratory course at a JRCTE approved one or two year college program, with didactic and clinical coursework or Complete the didactic portion of the above course and complete a minimum of four weeks of precepted neonatal clinical experience in a hospital-based course at a facility with a Community or Regional NICU
Current California State Respiratory Care Practitioner License
Current BCLS card, ACLS (Bronchoscopy Therapist)
RRT required for all new grad Respiratory Therapist applicants hired on or before 1/1/15. Note: Respiratory Therapists credentialed prior to 1/1/15 are grandfathered as CRTs
Pulmonary diagnostics: ABG certification and quality control certification to be acquired within 60 days post hire
PALS completion required within 6 months of hire for full and part-time staff
Experienced NICU therapists: • Prefer Perinatal/Pediatric certified • Current NRP card
1 year acute care setting to include critical care
Experienced NICU Therapists: • At least 1 year of clinical experience in a Level II of Level III NICU
Existing NICU Therapist: • Minimum of 2 annual transports per year • Minimum of 2 deliveries per year
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
RRT preferred for all therapists
EKG competency certified
Membership in a professional organization: CSRC, AARC
Neonatal Intensive Care experience
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.
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Job Category: Respiratory Therapists
Req ID: 265965