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Cedars-Sinai Respiratory Therapist II - Respiratory Therapy - 12-Hr-Full Time - Days in Los Angeles, California

Do what you love, love what you do! When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai. It is just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of dedicated healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals.

Job Responsibilities:

The Respiratory Therapist II is an RCP who performs general ward therapy procedures including: 02 therapy, bland aerosol therapy, medicinal aerosol therapy, volume expansion therapy, bronchial hygiene procedures, CPR. You will also perform Adult Critical Care RT procedures including: setup and management of continuous invasive and non-invasive ventilator systems, specialty gases, and related monitoring and encouraging adjuncts. Training in of performance of Arterial Puncture for Blood Gas Analysis is required. You may pursue additional training in all "subspecialty services" provided by the CSMC Respiratory Care Services to 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 RT is encouraged to function as assigned in the subspecialty areas in which they have been trained and adjudged functionally proficient.

Additional primary duties and responsibilities that are only performed in the specific department(s) below:

Pulmonary Function lab:

  • Schedules patient testing.

  • Verifies MD orders and diagnosis-based indications for testing.

  • Ensures pre-test pulmonary history and consent for exercise testing are complete, explains the purpose and side effects of ordered tests to patients.

  • Performs pulmonary function tests, exercise tests, arterial puncture.

  • Collates and submits verified results for pulmonologist interpretation.

  • Completes and submits patient billings.

  • Certified / Registered Pulmonary Function Tech upon hire.

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in pulmonary function testing.

ABG Lab

  • Receives lab specimen from tube system for analysis.

  • Verify and validate patients information on the blood sample to test ordered.

  • Analyze blood sample per department policy and procedure.

  • Validate and report critical lab results to provider / patient’s nurse.

  • Participate in lab correlation and linearity studies required by governing bodies.

  • Troubleshoot analyzer and perform minor maintenance on analyzer when required.

  • Performs quality control and proficiency testing sample analysis.

  • Adheres to blood gas lab safety and infection control policies.

Job Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy (Bachelor's Degree highly preferred).

  • Two (2) years of experience as a respiratory therapist in an acute care facility.

  • State of California as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

  • Current Advanced Life Support (ACLS) certification.

Physical Demands:

•Must be able to perform 1 & 2 man CPR.

•Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs.

•Must be able to move an H-size gas cylinder-and-cart as well as Departmental life support systems over Hospital floor surfaces.

•Must be able to physically roll a 200 lb, horizontally positioned patient.

•Must possess auditory and visual capabilities for responding to pulmonary life support alarms and related monitoring systems.

•Must possess mathematics skills necessary to the clinical functions of the job.

•Must possess oral and written communication skills sufficient for understanding and being understood by members of the 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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