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Respiratory Care Practitioner Supervisor - Grade 795

Location: Sacramento, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 817249 Date posted: 09/24/2019
Under physician supervision, in accordance with policies & procedures approved by the Medical Director, is responsible for directing, checking, reviewing, assigning, organizing & coordinating the work of three (3) or more Regular (twenty (20) hours or more per week) Respiratory Care Practitioners in the provision of specific respiratory care respiratory care modalities within well-defined procedures to patients in all areas of the hospital. Will train & report on the work performance of assigned RCP's. Must be capable of serving as a technical resources persona regarding current practice, & effective & safe methods for administering respiratory care to respiratory staff & hospital personnel. Expected to perform duties & responsibilities with minimal & indirect supervision by & to adjust or modify therapeutic techniques within well-defined procedures based on a limited range of patient responses. Works under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor or at the direction of a technical lead to deliver respiratory care services to patients in all areas of the hospital. Must be able to adapt to the particular area of duty assignment & to perform special duties required by the assignment. Standards of performance for the area to which the individual is assigned must be maintained. Delivers respiratory care services to patients in all areas of the hospital. Special duties may include provision of basic & advanced respiratory care to neonatal & pediatric patients in the intensive care unit & during transport, which frequently requires making rapid decisions & assisting physicians to respond to status changes in neonatal & pediatric patients. Special duties may include performance of a variety of diagnostic tests of the cardiopulmonary system & to determine the effect of disease & treatment on that system.

Essential Functions:

- 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 & dosages

- 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 monitoring

- 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 equipment

- 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 & department 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 therapeutic outcome

- 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 & procedure

- 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, & intubation

- 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

- Directs, checks, reviews, assigns, organizes & coordinates the work of three or more assigned Respiratory Care practitioners

- Demonstrates respiratory care procedures to trainees & other health care personnel

- Trains assigned practitioners & completes assigned practitioner competency reviews

- Contributes to departmental quality improvement activities

- Schedules staff & performs staffing functions

- Assesses priorities for delivery of patient care & redistributes resources as necessary throughout shift

- Protects data from intentional or unintentional destruction, modification, or disclosure

- Maintains a current knowledge base of departmental information management systems, including collection, maintenance, & dissemination of information, as well as appropriate audit trails

- May develop policies & procedures, both clinical & administrative

- May serve as Timekeeper for TIME system

- Complies with attendance & punctuality expectations & with meal & break schedules

- Accurately documents time in/out in TIME keeping system or time card 

- Maintains a professional appearance, displays professional conduct & ethical behavior

- Participates in continuing education for professional development in Respiratory Care & related fields

- May serve on hospital committees

- May participate in professional organizations

- This job motivates & provides work direction to three or more other employees, but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline
Basic Qualifications:

- At least three (3) years (twenty (20) hours or more per week) of experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

- At least one (1) year of critical care experience

- At least one (1) year of clinical experience in neonatal/pediatric respiratory care preferred may be required for this particular position

- At least one (1) year of clinical experience in the field of polysomnography preferred, may be required for this particular position

- High School Diploma/GED

- Graduate from a respiratory care education program supported by C0ARC or accredited by CAAHEP, required, with 62 semester hours of college credit, including a background in the basic sciences, or baccalaureate degree in an area other than respiratory care or Associates of Arts or Science degree, preferred. Current Kaiser Permanente employees who received their RCP license prior to 1986 are exempt from this educational requirement

- Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the Respiratory Care Board of California

- Certification from the National Board of Respiratory Care, except those RCP's licensed prior to 1986 & are currently employed by Kaiser Permanente

- BLS certification required

- Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care preferred, may be required for this particular position

- Certified or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist by the National Board for Respiratory Care, preferred, may be required for this particular position

- Registered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, preferred, may be required for this particular position

- Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist by the National Board, preferred, may be required for this particular position

- Depending on the particular specialty, ACLS, NRP or PALS may be required for this particular position

- Ability to read & comprehend simple instructions, technical manuals, & short correspondence or memos

- Ability to write simple correspondence

- Ability to speak & underst& spoken English

- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one & small group situations to customers, clients, & other employees of the organization

- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment

- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement

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opportunity/affirmative action employer. This position supports Kaiser
Permanente's code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and
regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies
and procedures. Kaiser Permanente is
proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Primary Location: California,Sacramento,S. Sacramento Hospital 6600 Bruceville Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35 Shift: Evening Workdays: Week 1: Sun, Mon, Thu Week 2: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 4:00 PM Working Hours End: 2:30 AM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Pulmonary / Respiratory Therapy Department: Respiratory Therapy Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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.

About Rehab Services Careers

Rehab Services Careers

In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.

Physical And Occupational Therapists

Kaiser Permanente offers full-time, part-time, per diem, and in-house registry opportunities in a variety of practice settings, including home health, inpatient, and outpatient. Additional opportunities include occupational therapist, physical therapist, and licensed physical therapist assistant.

Respiratory Care

At Kaiser Permanente, Respiratory Care Practitioners are an integral part of our respected health care team. They are responsible for developing patient treatment plans and have the opportunity to work in a variety of exciting and challenging areas from adult critical care to cardiology to high-risk delivery. Our Respiratory Care Practitioners have the advantage of computerized state-of-the-art equipment, including life support systems, arterial blood gas analyzers, and non-invasive monitors.

Speech Pathology

Kaiser Permanente's speech pathologists provide direct patient care to members with communication and swallowing disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, developing, and implementing therapy and treatment programs.


Our audiology professionals are a vital part of our rehab care team. They provide direction, counseling, and recommendations regarding the rehabilitation of hearing impaired patients.

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