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Respiratory Care Practitioner

Sequoia Hospital Redwood City, California
Requisition ID 2022-255679 Employment Type Full Time Department Respiratory Therapy Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Dayshift 6:30am - 7:00pm Remote No Category Therapy

About Sequoia Hospital – Hello HumankindnessDignity Health Sequoia Hospital is an accredited not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional health care for generations of Bay Area residents. Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Sequoia has received national recognition from Healthgrades for superior patient safety and was named as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. Our Total Joint Replacement program is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our Pavilion combines the most advanced medical and surgical services with a unique healing environment including private spacious rooms and inviting garden areas.

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for providing diagnostic and therapeutic cardiopulmonary procedures as defined by departmental policies and procedures to newborns through geriatrics. Responsibilities include patient care, critical care, patient assessment and related patient care plans. This position also requires the utilization of advanced practitioner skills to intervene in complex patient care situations. The Respiratory Care Practitioner assists in the development of policies and procedures, patient protocols, education/coaching of nursing and support personnel, multidisciplinary patient care conferences and process improvement. Assignments may include EEG, EKG, EMG and/or management of EKG system In accordance with the mission and philosophy of Dignity health, the Respiratory Care Practitioner is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for patients and their families.

  • Certificate of Completion from an accredited two year Respiratory Care Program preferred or currently enrolled in a program required.
  • Current/pending licensure by the State of California Respiratory Care Board as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (CT RCP) required. 
  • Registered with the National Board for Respiratory Care or achieve registration within one year of hire date (RG RRT) required.
  • Certification in American Heart Association basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CT CPRBLS) required.
  • Certification in American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (CT ACLS) required.
  • Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support required within six months of hire.  (CT PALS) required.
  • Certification in Neonatal Advanced Life Support or within six months of hire (CT NRP) required. 
  • Employees assigned to EEG, EKG, EMG must have EKG and EEG certification within the last 5 years or 1 year of experience in the operation of electrocardiographic, electromyelographic and electroencephalographic equipment. Current Respiratory Therapist staff may be assigned to EEG/EKG/EMG duties (including administrative) upon satisfactory completion of training required.


  • One (1) year of experience is preferred. 

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