Providence St. Joseph Health

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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Respiratory Care Practitioner in Eureka, California

We are looking for a Respiratory Care Practitioner - NUHW (The National Union of Healthcare Workers) with the Cardiopulmonary Services at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka.

Location: Eureka, CA

Schedule: Full Time - 72 biweekly hours

Shift: 12-hour Days

Job Summary:

The Respiratory Care Practitioner employs intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills to assist patients of various ages in achieving maximum health potential. The RCP functions as a health team member through independent, interdependent and dependent roles within the health care system. Serving as the patient's advocate, the RCP assumes responsibility and accountability for care of patients of various ages as defined by the department scope of service. The RCP performs diagnostic and therapeutic cardiopulmonary procedures and related activities according to department standards. Serves as customer service representative to patients, their families, the public, and the medical staff.


  • Reads and interprets written materials such as prescriptions, physician’s orders, policies and procedures, safety regulations, and equipment operating instructions. Interprets a variety of instructions presented in written, verbal, diagram, or other schedule format.

  • Writes routine reports, notes and memoranda. Speaks and writes effectively.

  • Applies basic arithmetic and algebraic concepts, such as proportions, percentages and simple equations, with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Solves practical problems and deals effectively with situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Concentrates on details in a busy and distracting environment.

Position Requirements:


  • Graduate of a program in respiratory therapy approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education & Accreditation of the American Medical Association.


  • At least two years of full time hospital based acute care Respiratory Care Practitioner experience that includes Critical Care, Emergency Department, Medical Surgical, Telemetry, Child Birth Center, Nursery, Neonatal ICU, and PACU. Current RCP’s with certification and experience meet requirement for role. Registered Respiratory Therapist is required for newly hired RCP’s.


  • State of California as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills related to equipment operation and simple data entry are essential. Staff members who treat patients of a specific age group must be aware of the regulatory and accreditation requirements specific to that population.


  • Current BLS completion is required. Department specific certifications are required on hire or within six months. These include: ACLS, PALS, and NRP.

National Geographic Traveler calls Humboldt County one of the world's top ten great places while the USDA declares this area to be "America's Most Scenic Rural County."It's also home for St. Joseph Hospital, located in Eureka and serving the community since 1920. We're a full-service, state-of-the-art facility with 145 licensed beds including a 15-bed Acute Rehab Unit.Redwood Memorial Hospital is located in the Eel River Valley in the southern part of Humboldt County.Redwood Memorial Hospital fosters a healing and welcoming environment by taking a holistic, patient-centered approach to medicine.To learn more about our facilities and all Humboldt County has to offer, please visit: St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Humboldt County Entities

Category: Respiratory Therapists