Respiratory Care Practitioner II Specialist

Location: Los Angeles, California US


Requisition Number: 2021-31945

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Ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) provides the best care in California.

Here world-class experts in medicine, education and research work together to deliver family-centered care half a million times each year. From primary to complex critical care, more than 350 programs and services are offered, each one specially designed for children.

The CHLA of the future is brighter than can be imagined. Investments in technology, research and innovation will create care that is personal, convenient and empowering. Our scientists will work with clinical experts to take laboratory discoveries and create treatments that are a perfect match for every patient. And together, CHLA team members will turn health care into health transformation.

Join a hospital where the work you do will matter—to you, to your colleagues, and above all, to our patients and families. The work will be challenging, but always rewarding.

It’s Work That Matters.

Position Summary: Respiratory Care Practitioner Specialist II is under direct supervision, serves as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, conducts patient assessments, assists with the development of the plan of care, provides and evaluates general, basic patient care with assistance to an assigned group of patients according to patient specific age and/or developmental needs.  Collaborates with other health care team members in the delivery of care.  Ensure appropriate operations of specialized equipment through the continuous monitoring of the patient condition and all related equipment. Based on their findings, the RCP specialist is expected to assess, implement and evaluate interventions within ordered parameters. RCP specialist will maintain an in depth knowledge of the relationship between the patient and the environment. Employee will follow applicable policies and procedures in handling supplies, pharmaceuticals, and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications/Work Experience Emergency Transport: 3 years’ experience as an RCP in a tertiary NICU/PICU/CTICU/Trauma ED. Broad knowledge of patient care principles and equipment; CHLA patient care policies and procedures.  Ability to assess effectiveness of patient care; maintain a calm demeanor and assist in crises and emergencies; prioritize tasks for complex patient care; communicate tactfully, professionally and effectively, verbally and in writing. Arterial Blood Gases/Capillary Blood Gases (ABG/CBG) Certification.  Intubations and/or I.V. Insertion Certification. 

Education/Licensure/Certification Emergency Transport: Graduate of an A.M.A. approved two-year School of Respiratory Care. Required certifications (current card):

  • BLS
  • NRP
  • ACLS
  • PALS

  • Current licensure as an RCP in CA with the ability to be licensed in the following states:
  • Arizona
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
    Initial and annual training in Aviation Operations, Aircraft Operations, Aircraft safety and emergency procedures, Air medical resource management: Survival training, Flight Physiology, Human Factors, Critical Incident Stress Management.
    Ability to pass initial and annual Agility Testing, must maintain weight below 225.
    Must be able to tolerate noisy, cramped environments (helicopter, airport, ambulance), ability to lift 90# from floor to waist, able to sit, squat, stand, kneel for extended periods of time.

City: Los Angeles

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Respiratory Care Practitioner II Specialist

Company Profile:

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than half a million times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Our history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today our medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of our patients. 


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Location_formattedLocationLong: Los Angeles, California US

Job Number: 27313