SUMMARY: This position is accountable for managing the basic respiratory needs of patients in the Emergency, Acute Care and Critical Care units with consistency and a minimal degree of independence under the direction of the Medical Director. The incumbent delivers patient care in an efficient manner within the scope of the Respiratory Care Practice Act and Valley Children's Healthcare policies.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires: A) graduation from a two year AMA approved respiratory care program with an Associate of Science Degree B) an active California Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) licensure; C) eligibility for the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam. Applicants with less than 6 months experience must successfully complete the RRT within 12 months of hire. Applicants with more than 6 months experience must have the RRT at the time of hire; D) a Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) credential through the NBRC-National Board for Respiratory Care within 1 year of hire into a CardioPulmonary Lab position; E) Life Support Certifications (see specifics below); and F) demonstrated basic mathematical calculation skills and understanding of age/cultural principles. Bilingual skills desirable.
Life Support Certifications Required:1) HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days; 2) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within 6 months: NICU; 3) Focus Pediatric Resuscitation (FPR) within 12 months: All departments except NICU
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.