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Resp Care Pract II

Mercy Hospital Of Bakersfield Bakersfield, California
Requisition ID 2022-251205 Employment Type Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental Department Respiratory Therapy Hours/Pay Period .01 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule Sunday - Saturday (0630-1900 or 1830-0700) Remote No Category Therapy

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the areas only inpatient oncology unit the Orthopedic Spine and Hand Center Family Birth Center the Lactation Support Center and retail store and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality compassionate care since 1910. Learn more at


Under the direct supervision of the Respiratory Care Coordinator, Respiratory Care Supervisor, Director or Physician, the Respiratory Care Practitioner 2 must possess the essential and basic knowledge, ability, and skills needed to deliver the different modes of respiratory therapy to all age groups and patient acuity. Must be able to work with minimum supervision to provide general respiratory care throughout the various patient care areas. Areas include emergency response, general floors, and some Adult and Neonatal Intensive Care.


Must demonstrate good interpersonal and customer service skills along with basic time management skills. Advancement between levels will follow the Respiratory Clinical Ladder guidelines.

Advanced practitioner level experience and ability to perform independently in the NICU and Adult ICU's preferred. Some experience in the use of computers preferred.

Must possess a valid California RCP License issued by the California Respiratory Care Board. Must have current BLS, ACLS, NRP and PALS. All New Hires/transfers after 07/01/2016 must maintain a current Registered Respiratory Therapist credential through the NBRC. Current employees hired prior to 07/01/2016 will be grandfathered in and do not have to be Registered.


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