Respiratory Care Practitioner II (LP) (.9 FTE, Days)
At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice. Work performed in accordance with physician orders. Defined duties are performed in neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations. Perform all essential functions required of a Respiratory Care Practitioner level I.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.
• Assist with orientation and training of Level I and Level II therapists and students
• Performs intra-hospital transports with mechanical ventilators and/or airway protection and assure safe operation of devices in the MRI scanner
• Competent in delivery of Nitric Oxide, Nitrogen, Heliox, and other specialty gases
• Competent in the initiation and maintenance of pulmonary vasodilators
• Complete orientations in all intensive care units and acute care areas
• Evaluate appropriateness of medical orders.
• Participate in clinical rounds with physicians, nurses and other health care providers
• Respond to consults in the emergency department
• Provides education for patients/families and other members of the health care team
• Interprets data and responds to optimize clinical objectives for patients
• Responds to emergencies in all services areas and serves as a member of the code/rapid response team
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Completion of a CoARC approved respiratory care program
Experience: Two (2) years of experience as an RCP in an acute care facility.
License/Certification: BLS - Certified in Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association
NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program
PALS - Pediatric Advanced Live Support
RCP - Respiratory Therapy License from the State of California
RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
• Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver.
• Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
• Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.
• Knowledge of the indications, contraindications, and hazards of continuous long-term or short term mechanical ventilation, various respiratory therapy techniques, and anatomy, physiology and pathology related to the respiratory system required.
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
Equal Opportunity Employer