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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC includes the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school; the renowned USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States; the USC Care Medical Group, a medical faculty practice; the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC and 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital; and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital. It also includes more than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 hospitals in the state and among the Top 50 hospitals in the United States in seven specialties: ophthalmology, urology, cancer, geriatrics, orthopedic surgery, nephrology and cardiology and heart surgery.

Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy - Per Diem 12 Hour Rotating Shifts - (Non-Exempt)(Union)

Keck Hospital - Respiratory Therapy Hospital Los Angeles, California

Minimum Education:

  • Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care preferred

Minimum Experience/Knowledge:

  • Preferably 1 to 2 years work experience providing all aspects of respiratory care in an acute care hospital: arterial blood gas analysis, therapeutic modalities for oxygen and medication delivery, chest physiotherapy, patient assessment and related respiratory care techniques and procedures.

Required License/Certification:

  • Licensed by the state of California as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Credentials by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) as Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Fire and Safety Certification.  If employee does not have upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days.     


This job description and criteria based job performance evaluation emphasizes the criteria expected in the performance of the Respiratory Care Practitioner.



REQ20072145 Posted Date: 04/11/2019

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