Sacramento, California

Position Overview:

The Respiratory Care Practitioner performs therapeutic, diagnostic, and emergency respiratory care procedures and provides assessment, treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.

** Limited Term - 52 Weeks **

Principal Accountabilities

  • Administers medications and treatments and evaluates patient outcomes.
  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment.
  • Develops, implements, and coordinates the plan of care based on the diagnosis.
  • Educates the patient and family about prevention and management of cardiopulmonary diseases; provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Performs all respiratory care modalities.
  • Provides routine diagnostic modalities.
  • Responds to emergency resuscitation team calls: Code Blue/Rapid Response.

  • Graduate of Respiratory Care Program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). 
  • Current California State Licensure by the Respiratory Care Board.
  • Registered with the National Board for Respiratory Therapy is preferred. 
  • BLS Healthcare provider required.  
  • NRP issued by the American Heart Association is required (SMH - Neonatal Specialist). 
  • PALS is required (SMH).
  • Acute care clinical experience in Respiratory Care, training in arterial puncture and blood gas analysis. 
  • Previous experience in performing EKG is desired.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, chemistry, and physics.
  • Knowledge of bedside pulmonary function testing; mechanics and equipment.
  • Knowledge of arterial puncture and blood gas analysis, equipment and quality control.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with TJC (The Joint Commission) standards and College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation standards.
Special Skills/Equipment:
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment and take appropriate actions in volatile situations. 
  • Must be able to understand, read and write the English language.

Organization: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Employee Status: Limited Term
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Night
Shift Hours: 12 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 72

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

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Sacramento, California

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