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RRT Respiratory Therapist Per Diem Days
JFK Memorial Hospital has provided medical care to residents in the Coachella Valley since 1966. A group of physicians, including Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, founded the hospital and today one of JFK’s cross streets is named in his honor.
Originally called Indio Community Hospital, JFK has grown to a 145-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Tenet Healthcare California. It offers a variety of services, including:
- Emergency care 24/7
- Orthopedic and joint replacement services using emerging technology
- Cardiovascular services
- Maternity care and pediatric services
- Ambulatory surgery center
- Imaging services
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
A Respiratory Therapist is an allied health professional who, under the direction of the Medical Director and Director of Respiratory Services, is responsible for providing Cardiopulmonary care in accordance with specific physician orders according to department policies and procedures to patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Responsible for routine calibration and quality control of blood gas analyzers. Performs diagnostic testing of the Cardiopulmonary system to aid the physician in diagnosis and treatment of heart & lung disorders. Performs EKG’s as needed. Utilizes analytical and problem solving abilities in caring for the patient. Uses effective verbal and written skills to communicate with people on all levels. Maintains positive working relationships with patient, families, co-workers (inter and- intra-departmentally), and physicians. Independently manages multiple priorities. Functions as a compassionate and non-judgmental patient care giver and advocate. Uses active listening and teaching skills in providing care and education to patients and families. Participates in Departmental Performance Improvement activities and monitoring as requested.
- Graduate of a school of Respiratory Care
- Licensed in California (R.C.P.)
- R.R.T. from the NBRC
- Current CPR Certification
- Current ACLS Certification
- Current PALS Certification
- Must possess basic computer skills
Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
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