Under the direct supervision of the Respiratory Care Coordinator, Respiratory Care Supervisor, Director or Physician, the Casual Respiratory Care Practitioner 1 must possess the essential and basic knowledge, ability, and skills needed to deliver the different modes of respiratory therapy to all age groups and patient acuity. Must be able to work with minimum supervision to provide general respiratory care throughout the various patient care areas. Areas include emergency response, general floors, and some Adult Intensive Care.


Must have minimal clinical experience in emergency department, pediatric and general respiratory care. Clinical rotation experience during training will be included. Must demonstrate good interpersonal and customer service skills along with basic time management skills. Advancement between casual levels will follow the Respiratory Clinical Ladder guidelines. Advanced practitioner level experience and ability to perform independently in the NICU and Adult ICU's preferred. Some experience in the use of computers preferred. Must possess a current California RCP license and BCLS certification. ACLS, PALS, and NRP preferred. Specialty certifications through the NBRC (NPS, CPFT) preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, support staff, patients and family members. Must demonstrate good communications skills by the ability to handle conflicts in a professional manner, seeking assistance when necessary, by using established line of communication for problem solving and conflict resolution while maintaining the self-esteem of others. Must have good mental skills and the ability to understand and perform required procedures, adapt and improvise known procedures to unusual or non-routine requirements as needed to insure proper diagnosis and treatment in accordance with policy and procedures of the department. Must maintain accurate and complete records and reports. Must have the ability to read, write and speak English. Ability to compile statistics, process simple math equations and formulas preferred. Must possess a valid California RCP license. Must have a current BLS. Hires after 07/31/2017 ACLS is required within 60 days of hire. Hires before 07/31/2017 will be grandfathered.

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Job ID 2018-54611

Employment Type Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental

Department Respiratory Therapy

Hours / Pay Period 12

Facility Mercy Hospital- Bakersfield

Shift Varied


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Varied