Temporary Resp Care Pract - RCP 2 - Buttonwillow - job 1197759

Mercy Hospital Bakersfield

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Buttonwillow, California

Employment type: Full-time


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy 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 1910. Learn more at https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-california/locations/mercy-bakersfield.


Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Respiratory Care Coordinator, Respiratory Care Supervisor, Director or Physician, the Respiratory Care Practitioner II 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. Advancement between levels will follow the Respiratory Clinical Ladder guidelines


Minimum Requirements:

  • California RCP license

  • BLS (AHA required)

  • Must have passed the Certified Respiratory Technician examination through the NBRC and have one year of clinical experience in an acute care facility

  • 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 and Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Must have one year clinical experience in emergency department, pediatric and general respiratory care. Clinical rotation experience during training will not be included.

  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and customer service skills along with basic time management skills
  • 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


  • AS Degree

  • ACLS, PALS, NRP. Specialty certifications through the NBRC (NPS, CPFT)

  • Ability to compile statistics, process simple math equations and formulas
  • Advanced practitioner level experience and ability to perform independently in the NICU and Adult ICU's preferred. Some experience in the use of computers

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