Respiratory Care Practitioner, Respiratory - Per Diem/Nights (12hr)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: LON008151
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The Respiratory Care Practitioner 12-hr Per Diem position is responsible for providing safe, quality respiratory patient care and teaching to patients and families in the adult patient population. Provides diagnostic and therapeutic procedures designed to evaluate, stabilize, prevent or remedy patient cardio-pulmonary problems. This position arranges and operates a variety of therapeutic gas, aerosol and ventilation equipment as well as checks equipment regularly for proper functioning and records data obtained during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in patient charts. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with the health care team, participation in on-going feedback regarding performance improvement, implementation of plan of care to guide patient care delivery and participation in the education and evaluation of other staff members.
The Respiratory Care Practitioner 12-hr Per Diem position is responsible for self-scheduling. Schedule requirements are 4 shifts per 4-week schedule period, 2 of which must be Saturday/Sunday shifts.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Provides efficient patient care in emergent and non-emergent situations by administering medication, performing therapeutic/diagnostic interventions all in accordance with Respiratory Care Services policies and procedures.
Provides diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to evaluate patients by using equipment appropriately in the delivery of patient care. Constantly decontaminates equipment and supplies within the department according to department policies and procedures.
Assists in implementation of plan for teaching patient/family/significant other knowledge and skills essential for managing illness.
Actively identifies patients with healthcare associated infections by applying infection control policies and procedures consistently, including effective hand hygiene and utilizing personal protective equipment.
Identifies and reports problems through department specific channels to assist with the resolution of problems. Participates in department-specific performance improvement projects.
Performs accurate and timely documentation and billing for all interventions in the patient's medical record consistent with scientific principle, standards of respiratory care practice and hospital policy.