Respiratory Therapist II
Job posting number: #7107337 (Ref:10018199)
Posted: August 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
Performs technical work in the application of respiratory therapy procedures and protocols. Interacts with physicians, nurses and others to facilitate and promote optimal patient care.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Sets up equipment and medications and administers respiratory treatment as ordered by the physician; charts treatment, response, and progress.
- Observes patients, checks equipment, and makes changes as necessary during patient rounds.
- Records observations and services and completes patient records.
- Responds and assists with basic life support in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation emergencies.
- Participates in fire, safety and other training programs conducted within and outside of the medical center. Maintains current CPR card.
- Performs EKGs and arterial blood gases.
- Maintains established department policies, procedures, objectives, and quality assurance, safety.
- Assesses and documents patients’ condition on ventilators to include ETT tube placement, cuff pressure (if appropriate), breath sounds, respiratory effort, color and any noted treads in secretion, pressures, etc.
- Assesses and documents patients who are receiving respiratory treatments prior to and after treatment.
- Assesses and provides patient and family education for every patient who received initial treatment,
- 02 therapy, procedure, or placed on ventilator. Evaluates patient’s or family members’ responses on the new interdisciplinary patient and family education flow sheet.
- Accesses medications from medication room within scope of practice and according to proper protocol. Access in automated medication dispensing cabinets will limit access to certain drugs.
- Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, workshops, and inservice meetings, etc.
- Assists in monitoring compliance with quality assurance standards in related field of expertise.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- As required for certification and licensure.
- Two years Respiratory Therapist experience preferred.
- Req. Certification/Licensure California Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP) or
- Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
- Valid Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
- Full Time
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.