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Respiratory Therapist in Gardena, CA at MGA Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

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Job Description

Respiratory Therapist Job Summary:

MGA Healthcare seeks experienced respiratory therapists for full-time opportunities available in Gardena, CA.

NICU/PICU experience is a must!   

  • Full-time work
  • Flexible schedules (day, evenings, nights)
  • Full benefits offered after 30 days of full-time employment
  • Competitive, weekly pay
  • 24/7 on-call support

Respiratory Therapist Responsibilities:

  • Provides quality care by conducting pulmonary function tests; assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians and by prescription.
  • Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and supports life by administering inhalants; operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
  • Administers respiratory therapy treatments by performing bronchopulmonary drainage; assisting with breathing exercises; monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes; directing treatments given by aides, technicians and assistants.
  • Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.
  • Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
  • Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Develops respiratory therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed *cb2

Respiratory Therapist Qualifications:

  • NICU/PICU experience required
  • Current State License in Respiratory Therapy
  • CPR Certification
  • ACLS Certification preferred
  • At least 1-year of professional work experience as a Respiratory Therapist

How to Apply:

  • To apply please email or click Apply!