St. Joseph Health Respiratory Care Practitioner III - Full Time, Variable Days, 12 Hours in Apple Valley, California

At St. Mary Medical Center providing compassionate care to patients and their families is a sacred responsibility. That is why we seek those who share our passion for treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit. JOB 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 CO2 monitoring, 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.


Education: Graduated from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program Experience: Have a minimum of 1 year experience as a Licensed Respiratory Therapist combined with a background in physiology and pharmacology. Training: Completion of competencies of a RCP I and II by evidence of signed acknowledgment by the Director and/or Supervisor of Respiratory Care License/Certification: Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by State of California by evidence of Primary Source VerificationBasis Life Support For Healthcare Provider (BLS)Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)


In addition to being and awarded Top Work Places, St. Mary Medical Center offers generous medical, dental, and vision premiums for caregivers and their eligible dependents.

Health: Medical - Cigna HMO and POS plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, Employee Assistance Program Wellness: Retirement – 401(K), Paid-Time Off - Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan Professional Advancement: Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, motivating managers

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.