Respiratory Care Practitioner I - Respiratory Therapy - Fixed-Term (90 Days) Per Diem Variable [...]
Company: University of Southern California
Posted on: April 4, 2021
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world-class patient care at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer
Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and more than 80 outpatient
clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.
Keck Medical Center was ranked No. 16 on U.S. News & World Report's
2019-20 Best Hospital Honor Roll and among the top 3 hospitals in
Los Angeles and top 5 in California. The hospital also ranked in
the top 4 in urology (tie); top 10 in geriatrics; top 15 in
ophthalmology, cardiology & heart surgery, gastroenterology & GI
surgery and nephrology; top 20 in neurology & neurosurgery; top 25
in cancer; and top 35 in pulmonology & lung surgery. Respiratory
Care Practitioner I - Respiratory Therapy - Fixed-Term (90 Days)
Per Diem Variable ShiftsApply Keck Medicine of USC Hospital
Statement of Purpose: Under direct supervision of the Clinical
Director, and as directed by physician, set up and operate various
types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis
and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness. Major Tasks,
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Complete ventilator and circuit checks every two hours.
- Circuit changed as needed, E.T. tube size and placement charted
- Deliver meds as ordered by the physician. Frequency, time, and
- Document ventilator checks and critical blood gas results
notification in timely manner to MD/RN and in the electronic
medical record .
- Document required information on all appropriate respiratory
forms including quality management, audits, quality control on the
blood gas machines, multi-disciplinary care plans.
- Respond to and document all code blue, rapid response, code
stroke and therapy assists.
- Start all physician orders within designated time frame
according to frequency of treatment and follow procedures as
outlined in policy procedure manual.
- Check for correctness of orders.
- Blood gas machine quality control should be performed by
changing measurement cartridges and running solutions every
- Follow policy and procedure as outlined in manual for cleaning
and setting up equipment.
- Equipment to be brought down by therapist upon discontinuance
- Equipment to be cleaned and set up on same shift equipment was
DC'd. (When work load does not permit, the next shift will pick up
what is left over, etc.)
- Tanks checked every shift in assigned unit and replace if 500
psi or less
- Perform treatments in a manner, utilizing equipment and
procedures appropriate for the patient's age group.
- Adheres to written hospital policies and procedures.
- Participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds
- Provides patient education regarding cardio-pulmonary
treatments and care
- Attends daily department huddles
- Completes charge entry
- Keeps respiratory stock at par levels
- Orients new staff members to department and hospital
- Supports education experience of RT and RN students
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education: Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy,
Bachelor Degree in Respiratory Therapy preferred.Minimum
Experience/Knowledge: 1-2 years of experience working as a
Respiratory Therapist in an Acute Care Hospital setting preferred.
Required License/Certification: Valid California Respiratory Care
Practitioner License. Valid RRT and CRT LicensureNRP, BLS, ACLS,
PALS certifications required from the American Heart Association.As
part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the
only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed
by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of
personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a
dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC-VHH
brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency
services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized
care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials.
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