Respiratory Care Practitioner

University of California in San Francisco, CA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Job Summary

JOB OVERVIEW
Respiratory Care Services (RCS) provides care throughout the hospital. On the general care wards, Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) function primarily as consultants, emergency response team members and as care providers for tracheostomy patients. In addition, RCS has a growing presence in the out-patient pulmonary clinics as primary care givers, advisors and consultants.

A Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) at ZSFG works under medical direction, provides care, treatment, and rehabilitation to patients with pulmonary disorders by means of respiratory care procedures and protocols. All procedures are performed by a licensed RCP in an aseptic manner and follows infection control policies. The RCP will routinely perform other ancillary therapies such as aerosolized prostacyclin, prone positioning and recruitment maneuvers. In addition, RCP will routinely participate in the transport and monitoring of critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients to special procedure areas and surgery. Our general respiratory care practice includes standard oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, high flow/high FIO2 therapy and non-invasive ventilation as well as lung expansion and pulmonary hygiene therapies. Our services emphasize evidenced-based, protocol driven management with quality assurance oversight.

The RCP’ job will involve nearly constant fine and gross-motor manipulation of the hands and arms, nearly constant standing or walking, and a virtually constant work-pace; ability to push, pull, lift and carry a minimum of 20 lbs. The RCP is a part of the health care team and may be called upon to assist nursing and physician staff in all aspects of patient care.

RESPIRATORY CARE SERVICES
Respiratory Care Services (RCS) works very closely with the renowned trauma service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). ZSFG operates the only level 1 trauma center for more than 1.5 million residents of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County in its new, state of the art facility which opened in May 2016. RCS plays a vital role in the emergency department which treats more than 3,000 severely injured patients every year.

ABOUT UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

• Graduation from an approved school of respiratory therapy
• Registered as a Respiratory Therapist as determined by the National Board of Respiratory Care
• Valid California Respiratory Care Practitioner License
• Valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
• Valid American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor's of Science degree in Respiratory Care or in a health care related field
• Valid American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
• Valid American Heart Association Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification
• At least two years’ experience in Adult, Pediatric or Neonatal Intensive Respiratory Care
• Active participation in respiratory care professional organizations

License/Certification

• Registered as a Respiratory Therapist as determined by the National Board of Respiratory Care
• Valid California Respiratory Care Practitioner License
• Valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification
• Valid American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification


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