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Providence Health & Services Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist in Torrance, California


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Providence is calling a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist (Part-Time/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, CA.

Please upload a current resume reflecting all applicable experience.

We are seeking a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist who will provide pulmonary rehabilitation therapy including writing exercise prescriptions, establishing and/or maintaining communications with physicians, patients and other personnel. These duties are performed in a manner which reflects the Sisters of Providence values, philosophy and mission.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate age specific patient care considerations for the population served:

  • Demonstrate application of knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the physical, motor/sensory, cognitive, psychosocial, patient and family education areas based on age specific care competency assessment tool.

  • Document patient sessions and collects outcome data:

  • Accurately/appropriately measures/collects/assesses patient data (objective and subjective) and outcomes (including satisfaction), in a timely fashion, using the EMR and written records when appropriate.

  • Case manages patients as experience allows:

  • Conduct patient initial assessments; develops and implements patient treatment plans, conducts follow-up care, and documents care for the adult and older adult rehab population.

  • Address all areas of the individual treatment plan (ITP) including: Exercise, Nutrition, Psychosocial, Oxygen, Body Weight, Medications, Tobacco, Diabetes.

  • Screen for appropriate treatment utilizing the program assigned outcome surveys, BODE, and 6min walk protocol.

  • Understanding of non-pharmacologic approaches for dyspnea i.e. breathing retraining, pursed lip breathing, cool air movement on face, and non-invasive ventilation.

  • Lead, monitor, and supervise individual and group therapeutic exercises for patients:

  • Individualize appropriate exercises for patients' age (adult and older adult), physical skill and functioning, degree of disease, and activity and treatment goals.

  • Modify exercises as necessary to assist in meeting patient treatment goals and co-morbidities.

  • Motivate individual patients and group, respecting individual differences within the group.

  • Provide individual and group patient education and materials as experience allows:

  • Use basic educational principles, theories of learning, methods of counseling, behavioral modification techniques, and a variety of teaching materials/methods to deliver information related to exercise and other rehab topics. Adjusts teaching methods to accommodate individual patient/client needs and limitations.

  • Maintain communication with the pulmonary team, Medical Director and Referring Physicians

  • Strive to improve the quality of patient care in the department:

  • Make at least Quarterly suggestions for improvement and develops and implements quality improvement initiatives;

  • Assist with the collection of quality improvement data.

  • Establish yearly goals that will enhance personal job performance.

  • Attend team conferences, in-services and conferences as appropriate.

  • Maintain confidentiality of records or medical center information at all times:

  • Confidential information & conversations are secured from general public access.

  • Maintain full knowledge of HIPAA regulations.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in health/medical-related field of study.

  • Current CA state license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

  • AHA BLS.

  • Two (2) years of hospital respiratory therapy responsibilities and/or special training in pulmonary rehab.

  • Able to read, write, comprehend, speak clear English.

  • General medical terminology.

  • Keyboarding 40 wpm.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft OFFICE.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong phone/email skills.

  • Strong ability to organize/prioritize multiple tasks while working with multiple patients simultaneously.

  • Work independently and relate to patients, staff, physicians, and other customers.

  • Measure and assess patient pulse, blood pressure.

  • Pulmonary medical terminology and medications.

  • Measure and assess oxygen saturation.

  • Determine supplemental oxygen needs for patients.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in health/medical-related fields of study.

  • Course work/credit in Pulmonary Rehab related subjects.

  • Measure and assess cardiac rhythm, blood glucose.

  • Exercise leadership and programming for individual patients and groups.

  • Education programming and delivery for patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 295250