Respiratory Care Practitioner NICU

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Respiratory Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
Marian Regional Medical Center
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
12 Hour


Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care, and is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County.  Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center’s cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast.  The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012.  The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology program on the Central Coast providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at


Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit:



About This Position:

Respiratory Care procedures in the NICU in accordance with all quality and safety standards. Respiratory Care Practitioners have knowledge of pharmacy, anatomy, and physiology and make judgments in consultation with a physician and other members of the health care team with regard to the respiratory care that patients receive. Provides respiratory care to patients of all ages. Demonstrates proficient technical skills in the performance of respiratory therapies. Demonstrates a working knowledge of current trends in respiratory therapies; specialty technical standards, equipment supplies; safety principles and practices. Demonstrates advanced and proficient technical skills in performance of respiratory therapies utilized in all patient care areas including critical care and or Nursery/L&D. Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally. Demonstrates competency in all Technical Functions required of a NICU RT 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 and education. Establishes effective working relationships with other departments, medical staff, and co-workers.@DH


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in a Community or Regional NICU
  • Must be proficient in neonatal intubation, delivery room attendance and resuscitations, ventilatory management, and infant transport
  • Credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist
  • Current CA license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (CT RCP)
  • Current CPR-AHA (CT CPRBLS)
  • Current NRP-AHA (CT NRP)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Registred Respiratory Therapist
  • PALS
  • Neonatal Pediatric Specialist Certification from NBRC


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