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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Respiratory Care Practitioner - Pulmonary *$1,000 Sign-On Bonus* in Mission Viejo, California

We are looking for a Respiratory Care Practitioner with $1,000 Sign-On Bonus for the Pulmonary Department at Providence Medical Foundation. $1,000 Sign-on Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: Part-Time - 48 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Manager, this role complete pulmonary function testing and all related testing, as ordered by SJHH providers and outside providers in the community. Ensures reports are distributed to the referring providers timely. Adheres to and complies with all policies, procedures and regulations as set forth by SJHH.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform and complete pulmonary function testing, consistent with department policies and procedures utilizing all medications and devices safely and accurately (i.e., exercise oximetry, 6-minute walk testing, Spirometry and DLCO testing) as ordered by the providers within SJHH and throughout the community. Gathers previous studies for comparison. Ensures provider order is obtained for all testing performed

  • Provide complete and thorough documentation, ensuring reading provider performs interpretation in a timely manner. Ensures that reports are scanned into EMR and that reports are sent to outside providers in a timely manner

  • Be responsible for daily calibration of equipment: gas analyzers, mass flow sensor and body box. Responsible for monthly calibration check: DLCO, body box leak test, FRC

  • Maintain Viasys 6200 Body Box (CPFT equipment), as well as MA Spirometers to ensure they are in proper working order for best results

  • Be responsible for ordering all supplies needed to perform CPFT testing, etc. and ordering disposable flow transducers (mouthpieces) used by the MA's when performing Spirometry

  • Communicate with the PFT Lab Director to keep apprised of the departments' status

  • Manage same-day testing requests and urgent testing work-ins

  • Be responsible for generating monthly CPFT log for distribution to the PFT Lab Director and the Office Manager

  • Educate patients, family and healthcare team on pertinent aspects of respiratory care

Skills :

  • Basic computer skills including typing and data entry required

  • Possess a high level of customer services skills with a genuine caring approach to helping people

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced department and handle multiple tasks, work with interruptions, and deal effectively with confidential information

  • Ability to work under general supervision

  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to exercises critical thinking skills in an environment which may include varying, unpredictable and crisis circumstances

  • Possess strong decision-making abilities

  • Knowledgeable in pulmonary function testing a plus

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education : Graduate of a State approved Respiratory Therapy program.

Experience : Experience in an acute care or ambulatory care setting.


  • California Respiratory Care Practitioner License

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience :

  • Pediatric experience

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) experience

Licenses/Certifications: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Providence Medical Foundation (formerly St. Joseph Heritage Health) includes seven medical groups throughout Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County. With 175 locations and nearly 4,000 caregivers (employees), Providence Medical Foundation has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, receiving top honors from various organizations, including the Orange County Medical Association for Physicians of Excellence and the Integrated Healthcare Association with distinction in clinical quality. Providence Medical Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence Medical Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Company: Providence Medical Foundation

Category: Respiratory Therapists

Req ID: R355261