Please note that this position is a part-time appointment.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/07/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/17/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Under general supervision the Neonatal Respiratory Therapists attend high risk deliveries and neonatal transport. Conduct procedures, including humidity and aerosol therapy, lung inflation maneuvers, and pulmonary secretion clearance methods, monitor patients on continuous ventilator support and performs CPR in NICU. Provide appropriate oxygen therapy by selecting appropriate devices, alters treatments based on respiratory care protocols and demonstrates appropriate changes with regard to arterial blood analysis and lab results. Perform appropriate method of bronchodilator therapy.
Perform appropriate method of secretion clearance and assembles, maintains and troubleshoots equipment. Determine appropriateness of all respiratory care therapy modalities; including indication/contraindications and hazards of therapy, appropriateness of therapy, and ability to evaluate therapy outcomes. Initiate, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintains patients on continuous mechanical support. Recommends changes based on patient's clinical status. Perform invasive and noninvasive monitoring and diagnostic techniques on NICU patients. Performs work to expected standards in life threatening emergencies and in the critical care environment.
Must be a graduate of a CoARC accredited respiratory therapy program.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) issued by the state of California.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
At least one (1) year of previous Respiratory Therapist experience in the NICU.
Must have experience performing invasive and noninvasive monitoring and diagnostic techniques on NICU patients.
Be self-directed and able to work independently with limited supervision; strong organizational skills with high attention to detail.
Neonatal Pediatric Specialty (NPS).
Experience working in the Delivery Room.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs. Will also float to Hillcrest NICU.
Performs work to expected standards in life threatening emergencies and in the critical care environment.
Must attend transports of infants via ambulance, fixed wing aircraft, and helicopters.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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