Respiratory Care Practitioner III NICU RT

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Respiratory Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
Standard Hours
Varied Primarily Night Shift
Work Schedule
12 Hour


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children’s Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more by visiting Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.


Position Summary:


Under the general supervision of the Respiratory Coordinator and Director, the Respiratory Care Practitioner III must demonstrate in-depth knowledge in all modes of respiratory therapy, from perinatal/pediatrics to adult critical care, along with other acute care areas. Must have advance knowledge of the different modes of respiratory therapy and work independently in the intensive care setting. Must serve as a resource person in terms of clinical expertise for other staff therapists, nurses and physicians. The RCP III is fully competent in the use of the most complex treatment techniques and assists in training others. May be required to serve in a Coordinator role for specified hours or shifts.




Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California RCP License issued by the California Respiratory Care Board and a RRT license issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Current BLS, ACLS, NRP, PALS and RRT-NPS certifications. S.T.A.B.L.E. certification is required within one year of hire
  • Must have previous/current NICU RT experience.
  • One year clinical experience in RCP II position or 5 years respiratory care experience including 3 in critical care
  • Experience in the use of computers



  • Education level necessary to obtain required licensure and certifications
  • Must have completed a Respiratory Therapy program


Special Skills:

  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, support staff, patients and family members
  • Ability to demonstrate good interpersonal and customer relations skills along with time management skills
  • Must be able to workout supervision
  • Ability to handle conflicts in a professional manner, seeking assistance when necessary, by using established conflict resolution skills
  • Must have good mental skills and the ability to understand and perform required procedures
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to process moderate math equations and formulas
  • Could be required to act as shift coordinator for specific shifts or specific periods of time
  • Must serve as a role model for staff in terms of clinical competence, technique and skill, and will counsel and coach staff verbally and by role modeling


This position is represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers.


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