Providence St. Joseph Health

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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Respiratory Care Practitioner (Full time) in Fullerton, California

We are looking for a Respiratory Care Practitioner with Respiratory & Pulmonary Therap at St. Jude Medical Center.

Location: Fullerton, California

Work Schedule: Full Time - 72 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 12 Hour Night Shift

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Supervisor/Manager/Director, the RCP will provide respiratory care appropriate to the area of assignment; adult and pediatric. Performs all duties of blood gas analysis including stick, draw, analysis and reporting.

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers care consistent with department policies and procedures utilizing all medications and devices safely and accurately. Performs complete patient assessment and makes recommendations for appropriate therapy.

  • Educates patients, families, and health care team on pertinent aspects of Respiratory Care.

  • Follows up with thorough appropriate documentation.

  • Maintains and develops skills to ensure competency in all areas of Respiratory (adult and pediatric) and professional growth and development.

  • Perform accurate documentation and BMV compliance. Minimal errors and 97% BMV compliance=4; minimal errors and 93% BMV compliance=3; minimal errors and 90%=2; minimal errors and less than 90% BMV compliance=1; moderate errors and less than 85% compliance=0.


  • Ability to communicate professionally.

  • Exercises critical thinking skills in an environment which includes varying, unpredictable, and crisis circumstances.

  • Data entry skills.

  • Preferred: Knowledgeable in pulmonary function testing.

Position Requirements:


  • Certification from a Respiratory Therapy Program.

  • Completion of 2-year certificate from an AMA approved Respiratory Therapy Program.


  • One (1) year Critical care experience in adult intensive care.

License / Certifications:

  • Current California RCP license.

  • ACLS.

  • BLS.

  • PALS Healthcare Provider level.

Preferred Position Qualifications:


  • Pediatric experience.

  • EKG experience.

St. Jude Medical Center is a faith-based, non-profit, 384-bed, tertiary care facility, and is one of Southern California's most-respected and technologically-advanced hospitals. With nearly 700 of the area's finest physicians on staff, St. Jude offers nearly every medical specialty and sub-specialty. Whether for the birth of a baby, life-saving surgery or a routine mammogram, St. Jude continues to set the standard for medical care and offers the community the most comprehensive array of services and programs.St. Jude Medical Center 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. Jude Medical Center 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: St. Jude Medical Center

Category: Respiratory Therapists

Req ID: R325608