Saddleback’s centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, breast health, outpatient rehabilitation, advanced imaging, women’s health, geriatric care and surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
Saddleback Medical Center (Orange County, CA) has consistently been named one of Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, an achievement gained by just 1% of the nation’s hospitals. It has also been honored among Truven Health Analytics’ Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S., consecutively voted Orange County’s #1 Best Hospital in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County poll of readers and has appeared on both Becker’s Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters’ lists of America’s Best Hospitals. Saddleback’s U.S. News & World Report “high-performance” ranking categories included Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Position Description: Perform all respiratory care modalities in the palliative and curative treatment of pulmonary disease and disorders. Perform bedside diagnostic tests to evaluate the extent of pulmonary dysfunction. Manage and monitors mechanical ventilation and artificial airways. Assists with fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) procedures. Maintains a working knowledge of standard operating procedures. This includes standards on accurate and timely documentation, standard work, and department and hospital policy and procedure. Maintains a knowledge of specialized equipment and related computerized equipment. Each department member will maintain a professional image, professional communication, appearance, and conduct. Participates in continuous improvement, quality control, and preventative maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires the full understanding of and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center's strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.
Experience: Minimum of 3 experience as a respiratory therapist. Must be proficient in adult critical care (e.g. ICU, ECU, and PACU) and NICU. Must be experienced in bedside diagnostic testing, respiratory assessment, and advanced modes of mechanical ventilation. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills.
Experience/License/Certification: * Current California license from Respiratory Care Board (RCP) * RRT required * BLS, ACLS, PALS from AHA required * NRP (If working in NICU) * NPS preferred * ACCS preferred