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Respiratory Care Practitioner I Registered - Grade 750 (Temporary)Location: Sacramento, CA Job Number: 842736 Date posted: 02/04/2020
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Reads & evaluates physician's orders, clarifying as needed
Accurately transcribes physician orders to electronic charting system or departmental patient master.
Reviews patient information including history, lab data, radiologic studies, progress notes, respiratory
& cardiovascular monitoring data & performs assessment/data collection in systematic manner
Systematically assesses patient's overall cardiopulmonary status by inspection, palpation, percussion,
auscultation, & patient interview
Interprets data to formulate goal-directed plan of care & determines requirements for treatment such
as type & duration of therapy, precautions to be observed, equipment required, & medication &
Determines modifications to physician orders, which optimize patient, care & makes
recommendations to physician.
Recommends procedures to obtain additional data including radiographs, bronchoscopy, Gram stain
& C&S, spirometry, blood gas analysis, lung mechanics, work of breathing, EKG, noninvasive
Performs procedures & interprets results: ABG sampling & analysis, co-oximetry, spirometry,
pressure-volume & flow-volume loops, cuff pressure, sputum induction.
May perform EKG's
May place Holter monitor
May perform pulmonary function, & sleep diagnostic tests
May perform Exercise Stress Tests
May perform indirect calorimetry
Selects, assembles & checks equipment for cleanliness, proper function & safe operation.
Ensures proper function & ready availability of respiratory related life support equipment
Troubleshoots & performs minor repairs of equipment
May perform Quality control procedures for blood analysis devices
May perform Quality control, calibrate, maintain & troubleshoot pulmonary function diagnostic
Participates in routine departmental programs of cleaning, disinfecting & sterilizing of respiratory care
& other related equipment
Participates in routine departmental preventive maintenance program & performs basic repairs
Orders/stocks departmental supplies
Operates all medical equipment within manufacturer & dept guidelines to safely treat patients.
Checks & adjusts alarms
Observes established safety & security procedures & protects patients from nosocomial infection.
Explains planned therapy or procedure & goals to patient in understandable terms to achieve optimal
Conducts therapeutic procedures to maintain a patent airway, remove bronchopulmonary secretions,
&/or achieve adequate ventilation & oxygenation
Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy, recognizes patient adverse reaction & stops or
modifies or recommends modification to procedure based on patient response
Documents all required information in the medical record according to departmental policy &
Initiates pressure-cycled/volume-cycled/high frequency ventilation
Weans/modifies mechanical ventilation according to assessment & physician orders
Assists with or performs extubation
Conducts patient education & disease management
Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to resuscitation guidelines
May assist with or perform intubation
May assist the physician when performing bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, tracheostomy, cardioversion,
May participate in land/air critical care transport
May assist with high risk deliveries
May assist with surfactant replacement in neonates
May participate in pulmonary rehabilitation, home care
May assist with discharge planning
May assist with community outreach
May initiate & implement therapist driven protocols
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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