Respiratory Care Practitioner I (0.6 FTE, Nights)
0.6 FTE, Nights
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. This is an entry level position.
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 Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
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 patient’s 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.
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
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.
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.
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