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Sutter Health Respiratory Care Practitioner in Crescent City, California

Position Overview:

Resting on the scenic Northern California Coast, Sutter Coast Hospital first opened its doors in 1931 and has continued to evolve to meet the changing needs of the residents of Crescent City, California and Brookings-Harbor, Oregon and the surrounding areas. As a part of Sutter Health - one of the nation’s leading community-based, health care networks - we are a 59-bed, not-for-profit hospital, serving a population of approximately 43,000. Our services include a 24-hour emergency department, intensive care/critical care units, surgery, obstetrics, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, psychiatric care, senior care, and home health services.

Moderate in climate and nestled along a gorgeous ocean coastline with a surrounding mountain landscape, Crescent City is beautiful, peaceful, affordable, and perfect for those with a propensity for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, surfing, and camping. With lush groves of redwood trees and wildlife in abundance, it’s a hidden gem and the ideal place to write the next chapter of your life, both professional and personal.

Through innovative care, collaborative partnerships, and a powerful people-first philosophy, come experience what we have to offer and discover your potential at Sutter Coast Hospital.

The Respiratory Care Practitioner performs respiratory care procedures and cardiopulmonary diagnostic tests on a routine and emergency basis. Assists physicians & nurses in providing respiratory care to patients by reviewing their records, physician orders & then carrying out appropriate therapy. Performs pulmonary function testing. Records all treatments on patient’s record, charting time & date of treatment, medication & mode of therapy, breathing sounds & patient’s reaction of therapy. Maintains office administrative duties such as billing, charting, making up master log, stocking, etc. Periodically inspects & tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely & efficiently, ordering repairs when identified. Instructs patients in breathing techniques & exercises. Sets up & monitors continuous ventilation. Responds & assist ventilation during ‘Code Blues’. Demonstrates knowledge of all respiratory therapy equipment used in department. Demonstrates respiratory care procedures to trainees & other health care personnel.



CA RCP, CRT or RRT license is required.

BLS, NRP, and PALS required.


Prior Clinical experience is preferred. An understanding of acute, sub-acute, and home care medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, assessment skills and criteria, operating principles and practical application of respiratory equipment, emergency procedures and various respiratory drugs and their side effects is required.

Special Requirements:

A knowledge and demonstrated skill in the sue of oxygen delivery devices, IPPB, pulmonary function testing, volume ventilators, oximeters, blood gas drawing and analysis, blood gas analyzers, EKG machine, and resuscitation equipment is required. An understanding and ability to apply various breathing and chest physiotherapy techniques is also required. Ability to assess patient’s respiratory care educational needs and implement teaching.

Organization: Sutter Coast Hospital, Crescent City, CA

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 12 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.