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Registered Respiratory Therapist - Neonatal Intensive Care - (RRT - NICU) (Respiratory Therapy )

Company: Club Staffing
Location: Vacaville
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Critical Care/Trauma opening in Vacaville, California. Job Description & Requirements
Registered Respiratory Therapist - Neonatal Intensive Care - (RRT - NICU)
StartDate: 01/30/2023Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $1350.00 - 1550.00

Assume primary clinical responsibility for all respiratory care modalities & to exercise considerable independent clinical judgment in the respiratory care of patients.Essential Functions:--- Reads & evaluates physician's orders, clarifying as needed--- Accurately transcribes physician orders to electronic charting system or departmental patient master.--- Reviews patient information including history, lab data, radiologic studies, progress notes, respiratory & cardiovascular monitoring data & performs assessment/data collection in systematic manner--- Systematically assesses patient's overall cardiopulmonary status by inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, & patient interview--- Interprets data to formulate goal-directed plan of care & determines requirements for treatment such as type & duration of therapy, precautions to be observed, equipment required, & medication & dosages.--- Determines modifications to physician orders, which optimize patient, care & makes recommendations to physician.--- Recommends procedures to obtain additional data including radiographs, bronchoscopy, Gram stain & C&S, spirometry, blood gas analysis, lung mechanics, work of breathing, EKG, noninvasive monitoring--- Performs procedures & interprets results: ABG sampling & analysis, co-oximetry, spirometry, pressure-volume & flow-volume loops, cuff pressure, sputum induction.--- May perform EKG's--- May place Holter monitor--- May perform pulmonary function, & sleep diagnostic tests--- May perform Exercise Stress Tests--- May perform indirect calorimetry--- Selects, assembles & checks equipment for cleanliness, proper function & safe operation.--- Ensures proper function & ready availability of respiratory related life support equipment--- Troubleshoots & performs minor repairs of equipment--- May perform Quality control procedures for blood analysis devices--- May perform Quality control, calibrate, maintain & troubleshoot pulmonary function diagnostic equipment--- Participates in routine departmental programs of cleaning, disinfecting & sterilizing of respiratory care & other related equipment--- Participates in routine departmental preventive maintenance program & performs basic repairs--- Orders/stocks departmental supplies--- Operates all medical equipment within manufacturer & dept guidelines to safely treat patients.--- Checks & adjusts alarms--- Observes established safety & security procedures & protects patients from nosocomial infection.--- Explains planned therapy or procedure & goals to patient in understandable terms to achieve optimal therapeutic outcome--- Conducts therapeutic procedures to maintain a patent airway, remove bronchopulmonary secretions, &/or achieve adequate ventilation & oxygenation--- Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy, recognizes patient adverse reaction & stops or modifies or recommends modification to procedure based on patient response--- Documents all required information in the medical record according to departmental policy & procedure--- Initiates pressure-cycled/volume-cycled/high frequency ventilation--- Weans/modifies mechanical ventilation according to assessment & physician orders--- Assists with or performs extubation--- Conducts patient education & disease management--- Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to resuscitation guidelines--- May assist with or perform intubation--- May assist the physician when performing bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, tracheostomy, cardioversion, & intubation--- May participate in land/air critical care transport--- May assist with high risk deliveries--- May assist with surfactant replacement in neonates--- May participate in pulmonary rehabilitation, home care--- May assist with discharge planning--- May assist with community outreach--- May initiate & implement therapist driven protocols

Required Qualifications
2 years of recent RT experience in hospital.

Preferred Qualifications
1 year in ICU
1 year in Neonate/Pediatric Respritory care

About the Facility
As part of the esteemed Kaiser Permanente medical group, which offers nationally acclaimed medical services to thousands of California residents, this medical center is committed to a high standard of excellence. The facility opened its doors in 2009 and has made steady strides since then in terms of staffing and offered services. Today, the hospital is a 340,000 square foot, four-story facility equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and offers a wide range of services, including 24-hour emergency and pharmacy, adult inpatient, and surgery among many others.

Facility Location
Situated just outside Sacramento, Vacaville offers quintessential central California living at a lower cost of living than in larger cities. Vacaville exhibits the Mediterranean climates year-round that prove to be such a draw to prospective residents. Fans of the outdoors, botany in particular, flock to the city to observe the many species of rare and endangered species in the area. With both Sacramento and San Francisco within an hour by car, Vacaville is an appealing option for people who want to enjoy the perks of bigger cities at a fraction of the cost.

Job Benefits
Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free Private Housing
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

    About the Company
    Club Staffing, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing, with thousands of travel positions available throughout the United States. We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each allied healthcare professional; whether it's travel, per diem, temp-to-perm, or permanent. We also offer more therapist, laboratory and medical imaging jobs in more places than other travel companies. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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