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Cedars-Sinai Respiratory Therapist II - 12 hrs - Days in Los Angeles, California

Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?

We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai. It’s part of the reason we’ve been named one of the top ten hospitals in America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Join us! From working with a team of exceptional healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.

Do you work well in a large team environment where critical thinking is essential?

As a day shift Respiratory Therapist II at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will perform general ward therapy RT procedures including: 02 therapy, bland aerosol therapy, medicinal aerosol therapy, volume expansion therapy, bronchial hygiene procedures, CPR. A Respiratory Therapist also performs Adult Critical Care RT procedures including: Setup/management of continuous invasive and non-invasive ventilator systems, specialty gases, and related monitoring and supportive adjuncts. Training in of performance of Arterial Puncture for Blood Gas Analysis is required.

A Respiratory Therapist may pursue additional training in all "subspecialty services" provided by the CSMC Respiratory Care Service. " Subspecialty" Respiratory Care Services include: Management of Perinatal/Pediatric Ventilator Systems and related adjuncts; Bronchoscopy Assist; Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center RT procedures; RT Order Entry System Operation. Once training is complete, A Respiratory Therapist is expected to function as assigned in the subspecialty areas in which he/she has been trained and adjudged functionally competent.

Educational Requirements:

Graduate of 2 year AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy

License/Certification/Registration Requirements :

California Respiratory Practitioner license.

Registered Respiratory Therapist.

American Heart Association or American Red Cross BLS certification.

Experience:

2 years experience preferred. Respiratory Ward Therapy and Critical Care.

Physical Demands:

Perform 1 & 2 person CPR. Lift and carry 25 lbs. Move a H-size gas cylinder-and-cart as well as the departmental life support systems over hospital floor surfaces. Able to physically roll a 200 lb. horizontally positioned patient. Auditory and visual capabilities for responding to cardio-pulmonary monitoring systems. Mathematics skills necessary for clinical functions. Oral and written c ommunication skills sufficient for understanding and being understood by the members of health care team

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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