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

We are looking for a Respiratory Therapist - NUHW (National Union Health Workers) for the Cardiopulmonary Services department at St Joseph Health!

Location: Redwood Memorial Hospital - Fortuna, CA

Schedule: 72 hours bi-weekly- Full time.

Shift: 12 hour, Variable shift


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.


Education: Graduate of a program in respiratory therapy approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education & Accreditation of the American Medical Association or completed equivalent on-the-job training.

Experience: Experience as a hospital-based respiratory care practitioner is required. At least two years of acute care experience is preferred.

Licensure: State of California as a Respiratory Care Practitioner required. Registered Respiratory Therapist by the State of California preferred.

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.

Certification: Current BLS completion is required. Department specific certifications are required on hire or within three 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

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