Respiratory Care Practitioner I , PIH Health Whittier, Per-Diem, Day Shift
Location: Whittier, California
Internal Number: 15401
PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital - Whittier, PIH Health Hospital - Downey and PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, 27 outpatient medical locations, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is recognized by Watson Health as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals, and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. PIH Health is certified as a Great Place to Work TM. For more information, visit PIHHealth.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
The Respiratory Care Practitioner I will be responsible and accountable for the respiratory management, treatment, control and care of patients with respiratory deficiencies. Will assess data reflective of patient status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs.
Possess a broad knowledge of all modes of therapy being performed within this institution.
Be able to Exhibit skills to accomplish computer operation to include mouse and windows application.
Must be adept at auscultation of the chest and physical assessment of the patient and monitoring of vital signs.
Exhibit skills and ability to properly understand and operate electronic monitoring devices.
Demonstrate good communication skills, verbal and written.
Willing and able to accept the responsibility of the position.
Must be a licensed RCP by the State of California.
Registered Respiratory Therapist within 6 months of hiring, recommended.
Two (2) years of respiratory experience in a hospital setting is preferred.
Competent to assess the appropriate care given to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, or geriatric patient.
Valid Adult ACLS, BLS and Pediatric (PALS) certification from the American Heart Association.
Beyond the benefits that come with working for the area's leading community healthcare provider – one that also recognizes the need to ensure patient safety and comfort – you'll enjoy an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek diversity in our workforce. EOE M/F/D/V