Respiratory Therapist, NICU per diem
Company: Dignity Health
Posted on: November 24, 2022
**Respiratory Therapist, NICU per diem**
Mercy San Juan Medical CenterCarmichael, California
**Requisition ID** 2022-271450 **Employment Type** PRN
**Department** Neonatal ICU **Hours/Pay Period** 8 **Shift** Day
**Weekly Schedule** per diem days **Remote** No **Category**
Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed
not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael
California serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south
Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area's
largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the
community's well-being our staff and volunteers provide excellence
in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center
has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center
and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery along with
Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care Hip- and Knee-
Under general medical and supervisory direction, administers the
full range of respiratory care modalities in all patient care
areas. Initiates and terminates mechanical ventilation per Cardiac
surgery protocol or physician orders. Operates and maintains blood
gas analyzer. 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.
Job Specific Duties
1.1 Initiates and monitors mechanical ventilation to assure the
patient is being ventilated adequately and according to protocol or
the physician's written or verbal orders.
1.2 Blood gas sampling following appropriate infection control
1.3 Extubates patients as per Cardiac and ICU protocol or the
physician's written or verbal orders.
1.4 Organizes and gives a comprehensive patient report to the
1.5 Approaches the physician to clarify prescribed therapy and
recommends modification when indicated.
1.6 Assesses and monitors the use of oxygen by performing pulse
oximetry to verify medical need for oxygen. Recommends changes in
1.7 Assesses breath sounds, heart rate, respiratory rate, sputum
production and clinical condition of the patient before, during and
after therapy administration.
1.8 Checks physician's orders before administering therapy. Obtains
appropriate orders if indicated.
1.9 Evaluates efficacy of therapy being given and approaches the
physician to recommend appropriate changes.
1.10 Consults and discusses with the Medical Director of R.T.
concerns about the management of patients receiving therapy.
1.11 Interprets arterial blood gases correctly and makes/recommends
appropriate and timely changes in ventilator settings or
1.12 Performs daily and weekly preventive maintenance on blood gas
analyzer. Informs incoming shift if unable to do so.
1.13 Performs quality control on blood gas analyzer before it is
used. Doesn't operate it if QC values are out of established
1.14 Maintains proper and timely documentation of preventive
maintenance/quality control procedures.
1.15 Fills out timecard accurately and on a daily basis.
1.16 Documents accurately on the patient's chart and department's
master all related information about therapy given.
1.17 Entries in the medical record are to be completed accurately
and in real time. Informs incoming shift or R.T. head if unable to
1.18 Assists with equipment cleaning and stocking of supplies.
1.19 May assist with ensuring necessary staffing
1.20 Assign appropriate work assignments and levels of equipment as
1.21 Serve as the department's Super User for new procedures and/or
equipment as needed
1.22 Teaching, and department/hospital competency assessments as
1.23 Critical care transports intra-facility
+ 5 years minimum acute care experience, with 1 year of critical
care experience. If no qualified candidate, may consider training
positions, depending on staffing needs.
+ Completion of an AMA approved respiratory therapy program.
+ Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Care,
+ Health Sciences or Credentialed in one of the following by the
National Board of Respiratory Care Advanced Critical Care
Specialty, Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist, Certified/Registered
Pulmonary Function Technologist
+ Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the State of
+ BLS with AHA logo, ACLS, PALS and NRP certification required.
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