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Lompoc Valley Medical Center Respiratory Therapist in Lompoc, California

Position Summary: • The Respiratory Care Practitioner plans, coordinates and implements respiratory patient care on all units and ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the Department Standards of Care. • While demonstrating performance consistent with the mission, philosophy and goals of the Department, remains flexible to changing systems, is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice and treats staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect. • Knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the lifespan along with having the skills necessary to provide respiratory care appropriate to the age of the patients served is also necessary. • The ability to interpret data about the patients’ respiratory status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group is another necessity. • Must work well under stress or tight deadlines. • Must work well with supervisors, co-workers, patients/residents, family members and visitors.

Position Duties/Responsibility: • Position competencies • Other Duties Assigned by Supervisor • Department Responsibilities • Staff Responsibilities

Essential Functions: • The ability to keyboard. • The ability to have fine motor skills. • The ability to stand and/or sit for prolong periods of time. • The ability to maintain California RCP licensure. • Clinical skills Competencies • Patient care Responsibilities • The ability to be supervised. • The ability to work as a Team. • The ability to have positive personal interactions with staff, patients/residents and visitors.

Position Qualifications: • Education: Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program or Grand-fathered into the field in 1985. • Experience: Two years of full time experience, or its’ equivalent, of performing a broad range of licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner duties is preferred. • License: Must possess a valid Respiratory Care Practitioner license issued by the State of California Department of Health OR, be currently certified through the NBRC while an application for licensure is being processed by the State (continued employment is conditional upon successful licensure). • Certification: Must have a valid BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP certification and keep them updated at all times. Certifications required from the American Heart Association. • Skills/Ability: Knowledge of Respiratory Care as it relates to patients of all ages, to include principles, theories, practices/procedures and equipment. Working knowledge of psychosocial needs as well as Patient Rights. Demonstrate safe work practices to include proper body mechanics and use of Standard Precautions. Knowledge of and adherence to applicable Federal, State, and JCAHO regulations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Exhibits the ability to organize work assignments and follow through with accuracy, exercises good judgment, demonstrates initiative, emotional stability, tact and poise, Ability to maintain effective working relationship with staff, physicians, patients, and families. Ability to work independently and as department needs require, including overtime, varying shifts, weekends and holidays. • LVMC reserves the right to modify the minimum requirements depending on the needs of the organization.

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