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Respiratory Care Practitioner I - Respiratory Therapy - Fixed-Term (90 Days) Per Diem Variable [...]

Company: University of Southern California
Location: Glendale
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we expect delays in some of our hiring process and will leverage our digital capabilities to continue recruiting top talent. For more information on applying to USC during the pandemic please visit our FAQ page . Keck Medicine of USC is hiring for immediate openings! Apply now ! Keck Medicine of USC is one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Its internationally renowned physicians and scientists provide 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 Glendale, California
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 each shift.
  • Deliver meds as ordered by the physician. Frequency, time, and meds documented.
  • 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 shift.
  • Follow policy and procedure as outlined in manual for cleaning and setting up equipment.
  • Equipment to be brought down by therapist upon discontinuance of therapy.
  • 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 routines
  • 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.

    REQ20088038 Posted Date: 03/18/2021 Apply Send jobs to friends through work with me. With just one click and a connection to LinkedIn, we can connect you with jobs that match your work experience. Stay connected with University of Southern California Interested in working for USC on a temporary basis? Contact Trojan Talent Source (operated by Kelly Services) at (800) 409-1066 or 15HD@kellyservices.com . USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance (PDF) opens in a new window . We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu . Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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