Respiratory Care Practitioner

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Night - 12 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
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. This is an entry level position.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Administer aerosolized medication via Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPV) Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation, (HHN) Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI dry Powder Inhalers (DPI)
  • Administer medical gases. Assist with routine trach care
  • Assure correct set-up, safety and function of all equipment/supplies necessary in the provision of patient care.
  • Document results and findings in the patients records
  • Perform airway clearance maneuvers, Chest Psysiotherapy (CPT) Incentive Spirometry (IS) Cough Assist
  • Perform bedside pulmonary mechanics Perform CPR and bag-mask ventilation Perform nasotracheal and artificial suctioning
  • Provide education to patients, families, physicians, nursing and other members of the health care team.
  • Understand pharmacological indications, dosages and response to adverse drug reactions.

Education Qualifications
  • Completion of a 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program, or currently enrolled in a AMA RCP

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver
  • Ability to conduct analysis and formulate conclusions
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology
  • Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes
  • Knowledge of principles of health, hospital and clinic organization and administration
  • 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

Licenses and Certifications
  • BLS - Basic Life Support
  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • RCP - Licensed Respiratory Care Practitione in CA

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.