Respiratory Care Practitioner - NICU
Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by California Hospital Medical Center
Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women's Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation's five largest health care systems. Visit for more information.
The role of the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) is to provide appropriate respiratory care in an efficient and effective and timely manner. NICU RCPs will have focused responsibility in providing care primarily for neonatal patients. The individual within this position will have age specific training and will be documented within the employee's personnel file. NICU RCPs must have at least 20 hours of didactic training (including STABLE certificate) focused on neonatal care and able to show competencies in providing care in NICU setting under a preceptorship process (or equivalent) of at least 4 weeks.
- A minimum of two years acute care experience including, pediatrics, trauma, and ventilator management; blood gas and pulmonary function testing experience desirable; experience with extended and managed care desirable.
- AS in Respiratory Therapy preferred; BS in Respiratory Care desirable.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred; strong patient assessment skills, strong communication and interaction skills.
- Current RCP license issued by the state of California required.
- CRTT, RRT or advanced credential preferred.
- BLS, NRP and PALS are required.