St. Joseph Health Respiratory Care Prac III - NICU, Full Time, Variable Shifts, 12 Hours in Apple Valley, California

Position Summary:Provides Respiratory Therapy in all non-critical areas and all adult critical care areas of the hospital, including NICU . Performs Complete and bedside Pulmonary Function Testing as ordered by the Medical Staff of St. Mary Medical Center. Such procedures include, but are not limited to, the following: mechanical ventilation (including BIPAP), oxygen therapy, complete patient assessments, comprehensive patient assessments (TDP), chest physiotherapy, coughing and breathing exercises, aerosol therapy, end-tidal CO2monitoring, TCOM monitoring, CPR, administration of aerosolized medications and therapeutic gases. Draws, analyzes, and interprets blood gases. Performs quality control and maintenance on blood gas and co-oximetry instruments. The RCP III exercises independent judgement, makes Respiratory Care decisions and takes action based on the knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Supervises Respiratory Care Students patient care delivery and RCP I, RCP II staff.NICU Position Summary:Mechanical ventilation (including cpap) oxygen therapy, oxyhood, chest physiotherapy, end-tidal C02monitoring, Tcom monitoring, CPR, administration of aerosolized medications and therapeutic gases. Attends all high risk deliveries, attends all c-section, pulse oximetry monitoring. Administers surfactant therapy, intubation assist. Draws, analyzes, and interprets blood gases.Reports appropriately through the chain of command.Essential Values-Based Leadership and Management Competencies:Demonstrates competencies in line with the four core values that are the foundation of all activities performed by management employees in order to achieve the Mission of the St.Joseph Health System (see attached behavioral definitions of competencies): Dignity:Demonstrates competence in communication and interpersonalrelations as guided in our Standards of Behavior. Models and upholds our core values.Excellence:Demonstrates competence in continuous improvement, continuous learning, accountability, and teamwork, motivating and developing others, problem-solving and decision making, displaying financial understanding, managing daily operations, and demonstrating business/job specific knowledge. Service:Demonstrates competence in customer/patient focus, adaptability, and shaping change.Justice:Demonstrates competence in community orientation, stewardship, and strategic planning and action.QualificationsMinimum:Education:Graduated from an accredited Respiratory Therapy ProgramExperience:Have a minimum of 1 year experience as a Licensed Respiratory Therapist,combined with abackground in physiology and pharmacology.Training:Completion of competencies of a RCP I and II by evidence of signedacknowledgment by the Director and/or Supervisor of Respiratory CareLicense/Certification:Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by State of California by evidence of Primary SourceVerification R00047Basis Life Support For Healthcare Provider (BLS)Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)Department Orientation Program within 30 days of hire – D00045Unit Specific competency within 90 days of hire – U00004Knowledge/skills/abilitiesExcellent oral and written communication skills Extensive knowledge of Respiratory Therapy ProceduresAbility to operate and troubleshoot all Respiratory Therapy equipmentOrganizational skillsAbility to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, personal computer and printer)Age-Related Competencies:Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of patient’s status.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department.

Established in 1956, St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, is a 206-bed acute care facility celebrating more than 55 years of healing in the High Desert.St. Mary is home to the High Desert's only comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program. St. Mary is also home to a da Vinci Surgery System, making the Medical Center the first provider of robotic surgery in the High Desert.St. Mary Medical Center's dedication to serving the Victor Valley has remained intrinsic to its core values of Hospitality, Dignity, Justice, Service, and Excellence.The Medical Center is fully accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).St. Mary Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.In addition to federal law requirements, St. Mary Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.