Respiratory Care Practitioner--NICU

Job ID
Employment Type
Per Diem
Respiratory Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
California Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours
7:00 PM - 7:30AM; Days vary, including weekends
Work Schedule
12 Hour


Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit for more information.



Position Summary:
The role of the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) is to provide appropriate respiratory care in an efficient and effective and timely manner. NICU RCPs will have focused responsibility in providing care primarily for neonatal patients. The individual within this position will have age specific training and will be documented within the employee's personnel file. This position also will float to Adult care as needed.



  • A minimum of two years acute care experience including, pediatrics, trauma, and ventilator management; blood gas and pulmonary function testing experience desirable; experience with extended and managed care desirable.
  • AS in Respiratory Therapy preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred; strong patient assessment skills, strong communication and interaction skills.
  • Current RCP license issued by the state of California required. 
  • Basic Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Provider and Pediatric Advanced Life Support cards are required.

This position is represented by SEIU.


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