Respiratory Care Practitioner I - Pulmonary Function Services (1.0 FTE, Days)
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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.
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.
Assist with orientation and training of Level I and Level II therapists.
Assure safe operation of devices in the MRI scanner.
Competent in delivery of Nitric Oxide.
Competent in delivery of Nitrogen and Heliox other specialty gases.
Competent in the application mechanical ventilator modalities, including high frequency.
Competent in the application of Non-Invasive ventilation, Continuous Positive Airway.
Complete orientations in all critical respiratory care areas.
Evaluate appropriateness of medical orders.
Interpret data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
Intra-hospital transport of patients requiring mechanical ventilation or airway protection.
Participate in clinical rounds with physicians, nurses and other health care providers.
Pressure (CPAP), Bi level Positive Pressure (BiPAP).
Respond to trauma calls in the emergency department.
* 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, 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.
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