Respiratory Therapist IV - NICU

Job ID
2020-135648
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
72
Facility
St Johns Regional Medical Center
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
Sunday - Monday 1830-0700
Work Schedule
12 Hour
Location
CA-OXNARD

Overview

Welcome to St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

At Dignity Health, we believe in the healing power of kindness. Since 1912, we have been giving something forward to the people of Oxnard, California. St. John's Regional Medical Center is a 266-bed facility employing more than 1,200 caring professionals and a medical staff of more than 600 active physicians. We offer a 23-bed acute rehabilitation center, and provide a wide array of programs and services that include oncology, cardiovascular, maternity care, orthopedic, weight loss surgery, spinal disease treatment, community outreach and more.

 

Our passion for inspiring a stronger, healthier world compels us to lead with our hearts as we serve the community of Oxnard. One of the most beautiful areas in the country, Oxnard is nestled between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and offers residents spectacular beaches, clean air and open spaces, as well as easy access to California wine country. We invite you to join us in delivering humankindness, one person at time.

Responsibilities

In keeping with the Dignity Health core values, the Respiratory Therapist IV actively participates in the delivery of Pulmonary Medicine and Neonatal Intensive Care Services.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current California licensed RRT
  • Minimum of five (5) years Critical care experience in respiratory therapy or three (3) years experience in a level 2 or greater NICU, competency in Neonatal and Newborn delivery Intubation and three (3) years experience in critical care and ventilator management
  • Current California RCP licensure
  • CPR certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification
  • ACLS required; PALS certification required within three (3) months of employment

Preferred/Desired

  • CPR Instructor or Neonatal Resuscitation instructor
  • CPFT, RPFT or NBRC perinatal/pediatric certification

 

This position is represented by SEIU, Local UHW and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

 

 

Qualifications

Current California licensed RRT with a minimum of 5 years Critical care experience in respiratory therapy or 3 years experience in a level 2 or greater NICU, competency in Neonatal and Newborn delivery Intubation and 3 year's experience in critical care and ventilator management CPR Instructor or Neonatal Resuscitation instructor CPFT, RPFT or NBRC perinatal / pediatric certification Demonstrates a working knowledge of current trends in performance of respiratory therapies. Demonstrates advanced and proficient technical skills in performance of respiratory therapies utilized in all patient care areas including critical care and NICU. Demonstrates ability to take on charge therapist responsibilities as required without direct supervision. Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally. Establishes effective working relationships with other departments, medical staff and co-workers; treats public courteously, tactfully and professionally. Demonstrates competency in advance modes of Ventilation. Demonstrates competency in all Technical Functions required of a RT I, RT II, and RT III. Demonstrates ability to work as part of a clinical team in dynamic or critical situations. Demonstrates ability to participate in the patient?s interdisciplinary plan of care & education. Ability to function as Chair person or Team leader in department Teams Coordinates department or interdisciplinary process Improvement (P.I.T) projects Able to assist Dept Supervisor or Director in peer review of employee performance evaluations and personnel issues. Able to function as preceptor for other staff able to work independently to develop and coordinate dept education and in-services programs. Demonstrates critical thinking skills and acts as a clinical resource for other ancillary or medical staff. Demonstrates appropriate leadership qualities and acts as a professional role model for other staff. Current California RCP licensure, CPR certification, Neonatal Resuscitation Certification, & ACLS required. Also PALS certification within 3 months of employment.

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