Respiratory Care Practitioner II
Company: Sutter Health
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Organization:ABSMC-Ashby CampusPosition Overview: -Performs
therapeutic, diagnostic, and emergency respiratory care procedures
and provides assessment, treatment, care and evaluation for
patients with respiratory insufficiencies or abnormalities.
Exercises sound judgment, and developed clinical skills to provide
input to and implement the patient's plan of care based on the
diagnosis and physician orders in a timely manner. Gains confidence
and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and
other healthcare providers through competent patient assessment,
attentive monitoring and care, and effective communication. Adheres
to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and
procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal
patient care. May also be responsible for performing specific
procedures and/or orient other staff to the department.Job
--- Performs respiratory care procedures on a routine and emergency
basis for all age groups ranging from neonate to geriatric
according to policy and procedure.
--- Assesses patient prior to delivering prescribed therapy and
provides recommendations to physician for appropriate adjustments
in the type and frequency of treatment as needed
--- Provides input to and Implements the patient's plan of care
based on the diagnosis and physician orders.
--- Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as
appropriate. Performs all respiratory care modalities.
--- Administers medications and treatments and evaluates patient
--- Educates the patient and family about prevention and management
of cardiopulmonary diseases; provides information about community
support groups and other available programs.
--- Responds to emergency resuscitation team calls: Code Blue/Rapid
--- Provides routine diagnostic modalities.
--- Participates in quality improvement processes, including
updating and revision of safety and procedure manuals and
--- Sets up and removes equipment and supplies, ensures equipment
is functioning properly and stored appropriately. Maintains
established levels of supplies.
--- Provides for proper cleaning and sterilization of all
respiratory therapy equipment to ensure safe patient care.
--- Inspects and calibrates equipment accordingly for proper
operation and records the quality control (QC) results, reporting
any malfunctions to the supervisor.
--- Maintains a clean, neat, and safe working environment.
--- Performs general clerical tasks, such maintaining statistics,
writing patient charges; updating patient appointments; or
retrieving, entering, and revising patient electronic health
--- Prepares and completes accurate documentation related to
patient, including all therapy performed in medical and
departmental records as required.
--- Performs quality respiratory and non-invasive cardiac care in
compliance with scope of practice, department standards, policies,
and procedures, as well as local, state and federal regulatory
--- Maintains strictest confidence of all patient protected health
information (PHI) and protects all PHI from accidental,
intentional, or inappropriate disclosure.
--- Prepares, administers, and documents medications and treatments
in accordance with state and federal regulations.
--- Retains certification and completes mandated continuing
education requirements to meet facility and regulatory agencies
accreditation and licensure requirements.
- Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required
degree or diploma.
- Other: Graduate of a two-year respiratory care program
accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
- RCP-Respiratory Care Practitioner
- OR NRP-Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
- BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED IN:
- 2 years of clinical and practical experience as typically
acquired in a similar environment.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- Knowledge of respiratory therapy principles, procedures, views,
and equipment, including some experience responding to traumas and
various hospital emergencies.
- Ability to interpret a variety of data and instructions,
furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Capable of performing routine or emergency respiratory care as
well as a basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology,
pathology, and medical terminology.
- Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain
sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse
audiences, including non-medical people.
- Well-developed time management and organizational skills,
including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within
standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve
objectives and meet deadline
- General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft
Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook), electronic health records
(EHR), and EPIC.
- Prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies,
procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet
- Work independently, as well as be part of the team, including
accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with
- Identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting
appropriate solutions from established options.
- Ensure the privacy of each patient's protected health
- Build collaborate relationships with peers and other healthcare
providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.
- Function effectively and perform this position in an emergency
situation.PAY RANGE: 53.79 - 67.23The salary range for this role
may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location.
This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic
differential applicable by area where the position may be filled.
Compensation takes into account several factors including but not
limited to a candidate's experience, education, skills, licensure
and certifications, department equity, training and organizational
needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program
offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a
comprehensive benefits package. Job Shift:DaysSchedule:Part
TimeShift Hours:12Days of the Week:VariableWeekend
Requirements:Every other WeekendBenefits:YesUnions:NoPosition
Status: Non-ExemptWeekly Hours:36Employee Status:RegularNumber of
Openings:0Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers
EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Days
Keywords: Sutter Health, Berkeley , Respiratory Care Practitioner II, Healthcare , Berkeley, California
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