Dignity Health Respiratory Care Practitioner II in BAKERSFIELD, California


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children’s Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more by visiting.


Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Respiratory Coordinator and Director, the Respiratory Care Practitioner II must possess the ability to perform the essential functions of the position and have advanced knowledge of the different modes of respiratory therapy for all age groups. Must be able to work without supervision to provide general and advanced respiratory care throughout the various patient care areas; emergency response, skilled nursing, pediatrics, general floors and adult intensive care.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California RCP License issued by the California Respiratory Care Board

  • Must have current BLS, ACLS, NRP and PALS or RRT-NPS certifications

  • S.T.A.B.L.E. certification is required within 12 months of hire

  • One year of general clinical experience in respiratory care

  • Must have completed a Respiratory Therapy program

  • Education level necessary to obtain required licensure and certifications

Special Skills:

  • Experience in the use of computers preferred

  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Must have completed a Respiratory Therapy program.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, support staff, patients and family members.

  • Must demonstrate good communications sills by the ability to handle conflicts in a professional manner, seeking assistance when necessary, by using established lines of communication and conflict resolution skills.

  • Must have good mental skills and the ability to understand and perform required procedures.

  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English.

  • Ability to process simple math equations and formulas.

  • Could be required to act as shift coordinator for specific shifts or specific periods of time.

  • A/S degree preferred

This position is represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers.

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Job ID 2018-60192

Employment Type Full Time

Department Respiratory Therapy

Hours / Pay Period 72

Facility Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Shift Varied


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Varied, primarily night shift 1800-0630

Work Schedule 12 Hour