San Joaquin General Hospital is seeking Respiratory Care Practitioners with experience working in an acute care hospital who desires to expand their skills in a Level III Trauma Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In the Trauma Center, the ideal candidate will possess advanced skills to be able to immediately assess and maintain a patient's airway; to draw, run, analyze, and report arterial, venous and other critical lab values at bedside; and to initiate, operate, monitor and troubleshoot, if needed, specialty equipment through the diagnostic and surgical processes. In the NICU, RCP's are expected to attend all high risk deliveries and are the only certified intubators in the Delivery OR suite. An ideal candidate for the NICU possesses experience in the transportation of critically ill babies.
As a requirement from the California Association of Pathology, San Joaquin General Hospital must maintain a copy of the high school diploma or equivalent for those employees who perform non-waive testing. The positions that perform non-waive testing for the hospital are the Respiratory Therapists. As such, should a Conditional Job Offer be extended, candidates must be able to provide proof of the high school diploma or equivalent documentation.
Note : Candidates in this position may provide patient care or patient services in the Medical Guarded Unit (MGU). As a condition of employment, candidates must successfully pass a California Department of Corrections (CDCR) background investigation by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Candidates must also maintain their CDCR clearance for continued employment in this position.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill several part-time positions in the Respiratory Care Department. For more information regarding San Joaquin General Hospital, please visit their website at www.sjgeneral.org
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline. NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
Amended 2/27/20 - KP
TYPICAL DUTIES Sets up and operates respiratory equipment and apparatus in the administration of respiratory therapy treatment as prescribed by a physician. Operates blood gas analysis equipment and reports results. Makes rounds to check and make operating adjustments to respiratory therapy equipment in use or on standby in patient areas; cleans assembles, maintains, and repairs equipment as needed. Sets up and maintains long term ventilators. Performs screening pulmonary function tests. Assists cardiac arrest team, when needed, by supplying oxygen, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation or artificial respiration or securing and maintaining respiration equipment. Reads patients' charts and checks transcribed orders against those of the physician. May act as lead worker; may assist in scheduling staff, adjusting assignments based on census and availability of staff, may check and review work of others may train others as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.
Experience : One year of experience as a respiratory care practitioner in an acute care hospital. Neonatal intubation experience is desirable.
Licenses/Certificates : Possession of a valid Respiratory Care Practitioner license issued by State of California Respiratory Care Board. A copy of the license must be submitted with a completed employment application .
Current principles, methods, and techniques of respiratory therapy; chemistry of gases used in respiratory therapy and their effect on the human body; care and operation of equipment used in respiratory therapy.
Administer a variety of skilled respiratory therapy treatments; maintain and perform minor repairs to respiratory therapy equipment and to adjust it to individual patient needs; keep records and prepare reports; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians co-workers and others; train and lead others.
Mobility -Frequent operation of a keyboard, standing for long periods of time, walking, pushing/pulling and bending/squatting; occasional sitting for long periods of time, operating heavy equipment, running and stair climbing; Frequency of Lifting -Frequent lifting of 5 to 30 lbs.; occasional lifting of 30 to 70 lbs., and restraining, lifting/turning heavy objects or people; Visual Requirements -Constant use of overall vision, color perception, eye/hand coordination and depth perception; frequent reading/close up work and field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity -Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking -Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing on the telephone/radio, talking in person and talking on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological Factors -Constant public contact and concentration; frequent exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death, decision making and working weekends/nights; occasional exposure to hazardous materials, working alone and overtime/travel; Environmental Conditions -Frequent exposure to noise; occasional exposure to dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, indoor cold/heat and hazardous materials.
Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination. If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection. Testing Accommodation:
Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. Physical Exam
: Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities. Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam
: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen. Employment of Relatives:
Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:
- They are related to the Appointing Authority, or
- The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other
Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule. Proof of Eligibility:
If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
HOW TO APPLY Apply Online: www.sjgov.org/department/hr By mail or in person:
San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202 Office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: (209) 468-3370 Job Line:
For currentemployment opportunitiesplease callour 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division)
. San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy:
San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees. Equal Opportunity Employer
: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo
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Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled