The Respiratory Care Practitioner II (RCP II) possesses sufficient training and experience to perform independent professional respiratory care diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, clinical evaluation of care, including the establishment of therapeutic objectives and the review of care. The RCP II Provides respiratory therapy modalities per protocol or as ordered by physicians. The RCP II is responsible for demonstrating proficiency in the use/operation of respiratory equipment and provision of respiratory treatment to assigned age specific patient population (e.g. infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics) and participates in related continuing education. Provides care to patients according to professional standards and established procedures, using good judgment and personal initiative.
What You'll Do:
Performs all respiratory care services for all patients: geriatric, adult, pediatric, and neonatal.
Duties include ventilator management, nebulized medication therapy, oxygen therapy, specialty gas administration, chest physiotherapy, aerosol therapy, mist tent therapy, quality assurance and improvement, charge capture review.
Perform diagnostic procedures: e.g. 12-lead ECGS, simple pulmonary function testing, pulse oximetry, assist physician with cardiac stress testing.
Perform arterial and capillary punctures; determine oxygenation, acid-base balance and efficiency of ventilation and metabolism; ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Will have close collaboration with other members of health care team; participates in continuing education and Rapid Response Team.
Record treatment and patients' responses in respiratory care records and patient charts.
Able to assess patients, their needs and ability to tolerate treatment and make a reassessment based on their response to treatment.
Who You Are:
Exceptional communication skills
Collaborative team player
College diploma required.
Three years experience as a Respiratory Therapist required.
State of CA Respiratory Care Practitioner license required.
American Heart Association BLS certification required.
Mammoth Hospital is a progressive, patient-centered, and quality driven 17-bed Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic with advanced technology, modern facilities, and superb medical staff. We are a financially sound, award winning District Hospital with over 400 talented team members serving the health care needs of Mammoth Lakes’ residents and guests. Sound like a good place to work? It is! Our recent Employee Satisfaction Survey scored in the 90th percentile of hospitals. Our tight-knit group of physicians, nurses, and an excellent and highly skilled support staff share a common interest of caring for the community and our growing visitor population. During winter you can ski and snowboard the legendary Mammoth and June Mountains or take off into the wilderness on your cross country skis. Spring is our fishing opener where the town of Mammoth LAKES really gets its name and our abundance of alpine lakes are filled with trophy trout. The sharp and craggy granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada Range also form a dramatic backdrop for meadows brightly colored by wildflowers. Explore thousands of miles of trails and even the road to Yosemite National Park just a 45 minute drive... from town. You’ll never tire of finding secret alpine lakes, lush aspen-lined streams and forested hideaways tucked away in the mountains. From the Pacific Crest and the John Muir Trails to short day hikes, there’s something for everyone in the Eastern Sierra.Do you prefer to travel on two wheels? If so, miles and miles of quiet mountain roads and epic road bike climbs are calling your name. Prefer the dirt? We’ve got plenty of cross country and downhill trails. You can take the lift up to 11,000 feet and plummet down some black diamond bike trails on Mammoth Mountain. Or take the beginner trails with the whole family! You can even bike to work at Mammoth Hospital on our many local bike paths.After an, sit down to a great meal at any of our fine dining restaurants where you are bound to run into a friend from Mammoth Hospital! We also have excellent schools and a local community college along with a burgeoning theater and music community. Bluegrass jams or professional violinist duets? Yep, we got ‘em both. It’s tough to find that small town feel with so many amenities and Mammoth has it all!But that’s not it! There are just too many amazing outdoor features to list. Mammoth Hospital gives employees the work life BALANCE they need to enjoy where they live. With five weeks of paid time off for new hires, you’ll find plenty of time to get out there! Come work at Mammoth Hospital and make this amazing place your home so you can begin exploring!