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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Respiratory Care Practitioner (Variable Temporary) in Apple Valley, California

We are looking for a Respiratory Care Practitioner I with Respiratory

Therapy Department at St. Mary Medical Center.

Location: Apple Valley,CA

Schedule: Full time

Shift: Day

Job Summary:

Provides Respiratory Therapy in all non-critical areas and all adult critical care areas of the hospital as ordered by the Medical Staff of St.Mary Medical Center. Such procedures include but are not limited to, the following: mechanical ventilation (BIPAP), oxygen therapy, limited patient assessments, comprehensive patient assessments (TDP), chest physiotherapy, coughing and breathing exercises, aerosol therapy, CPR, administration of aerosolized medications and therapeutic gases. Draws, analyzes, and interprets blood gases. Performs quality control and maintenance on blood gas and co-oximetry instruments. The RCP I moderately exercise independent judgement, make Respiratory Care decisions and takes action based on the knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Supervises the patient care of Respiratory Care Students. Reports appropriately through the chain of command.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Basic knowledge of Respiratory Therapy Procedures

  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot basic Respiratory Therapy equipment

  • Organizational skills

  • Critical Thinking skills

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, personal computer and printer)

Position Requirements:

Education: Graduated from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program.

Experience: Clinical experience in Respiratory Therapy combined with a

background in physiology and pharmacology.

Training: Knowledge of theory and techniques with scope of practice.


  • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by evidence of Primary Source Verification

  • R00047

  • Basis Life Support For Healthcare Provider (BLS)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (within six months of date of

  • hire).

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Company: St. Mary Medical Center

Category: Respiratory Therapists