Respiratory Care Practitioner- I (.9 FTE, Days)

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Job Type: 

Clinical Services

.9 FTE, 12 hour day shifts


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.

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.

Essential Functions

  • Administer aerosolized medication via Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPV), Intermittent Aersol Therapy (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 Physiotherapy (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.

Minimum Qualifications

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 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program, or satisfies experience requirements below.

Experience: None required if 2 yrs. graduate 5 yrs. clinical respiratory care for candidates who do not possess an AS degree.
License/Certification: NRP, RCP, Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers, Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver.

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • 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.