Respiratory Therapist III

Job ID
2020-134423
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
72
Facility
Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
18:00-06:30
Work Schedule
12 Hour
Location
CA-SANTA CRUZ

Overview

About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 

 

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

 

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

 

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 

Under general supervision, provides quality respiratory care services including routine and complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures designed to evaluate, stabilize, prevent or remedy neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric pulmonary abnormalities. Utilizes a multi disciplinary plan of care, including respiratory care protocols, assesses indications, initiates appropriate therapeutic interventions and evaluates anticipated outcomes. Acts as a clinical resource person to department and hospital patient care team. Provides education to patients and their families. Assists in mentoring respiratory therapy students during clinical rotations. Organizes, delegates and coordinates the activities of the shift.

 

Minimum:

 

  • Two (2) years experience required with demonstrated proficiency in the operation of complex respiratory therapy equipment, use of therapeutic agents, and competency in managing critical care patients (adult, pediatric, and neonatal) requiring ventilator support required.
  • Associate of Science Degree required.
  • Must possess a current and valid CA Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP) license required.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care required.
  • Current BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP Certifications required.
  • Experience with respiratory care protocols required.
  • Complete mentor module program (adult care) within probationary period and successfully test out required
  • Participation in perinatal continuing education program with demonstration of ongoing competency required.
 

Qualifications

Two years experience required with demonstrated proficiency in the operation of complex respiratory therapy equipment, use of therapeutic agents, and competency in managing critical care patients (adult, pediatric, and neonatal) requiring ventilator support. Experience with respiratory care protocols. Must possess a current and valid CA Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP). Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP Certifications. Complete mentor module program (adult care) within probationary period and successfully test out. Participation in perinatal continuing education program with demonstration of ongoing competency. Must possess a current and valid CA Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP). Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP Certifications

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