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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Care Practitioner, NICU *On Call Variable* in Burbank, California


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Providence is calling a Respiratory Care Practitioner, NICU (On-call, Variable Shift) to Providence St Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

Please upload a current resume reflecting all relevant experience.

We are seeking a Respirator Care Practitioner (RCP) NICU PSJ who will provide respiratory therapy to neonates as ordered by physicians, according to established standards and practices.

In this position you will:

  • Maintain established department policies, procedures, objectives, improving organization performance program, infection control, and safety standards

  • Set up oxygen equipment such as high flow nasal cannula, oxygen hood and nasal CPAP. Administers respiratory treatment as ordered by the physician; charts treatment, response, and progress

  • Set up and monitors conventional ventilation, non-invasive ventilation and high frequency ventilation as ordered by physician

  • Perform endotracheal intubation on the neonate

  • Respond to L&D for C-sections and deliveries

  • Perform arterial and capillary blood gas testing and analysis on infants in the NICU and Emergency Dept

  • Participate in intra and inter hospital transports of sick neonates

  • Monitor environmental control systems and patients on continuous ventilation

  • Perform nasotracheal and tracheal suctioning

  • Observe patients, checks equipment, and makes changes as necessary during patient rounds

  • Perform insertion of percutaneous arterial lines in the NICU upon completion of NICU PAL competency

  • Provide quality control and maintenance on the blood gas machine located in the NICU

  • Stock and maintain equipment needed to provide respiratory support to patients in the NICU

  • Administer surfactant to patients in the NICU

  • Participate in educational programs and in-service meetings

  • Maintain professional growth and development


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • RRT for all Respiratory Therapist applicants hired on or after 1/1/15

  • Note, Respiratory Therapists currently employed and credentialed prior to 1/1/15 are grandfathered as CRTs

  • Licensed in Respiratory Care in the State of California

  • Current BLS-HCP – Basic Life Support - for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) - CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer accepted on hire until card expiration date

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) certification

  • Intubation certification

  • Experienced in neonatal intubation

  • One (1) year of Clinical experience in Neonatal Respiratory Therapy

  • Two (2) years of Clinical experience as Respiratory Therapist.

  • Administration of surfactant, as appropriate

  • High frequency ventilation, as appropriate

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty credential

About the hospital you will serve

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 392-bed acute care facility founded over 75 years ago by the Sisters of Providence. Known for our state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, we provide the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities.

We provide many specialized services and treatment capabilities. Our Heart and Vascular center delivers care with one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers for heart attack victims. The Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, which supports our Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, continues to grow inpatient and outpatient programs addressing stroke, Parkinson’s, and brain tumors. Maternal Child Health Services, including a level 3 NICU, support whole family care with 24/7 on site labor support and community education. The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology providers, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building. Our exceptional orthopedic program has recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. Our Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery. In the fall of 2022 we will open our brand new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department which will triple our capacity to care for the community in their time of greatest need.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 324026