Respiratory Care Practitioner I - Respiratory Therapy, On Call, Variable Shifts
St. Joseph Health
 Apple Valley, CA

At St. Mary Medical Center providing compassionate care to patients and their families is a sacred responsibility. That is why we seek those who share our passion for treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit.


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.



  • Graduated from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program


  • Clinical experience in Respiratory Therapy combined with a background in physiology and pharmacology


  • Knowledge of theory and techniques with scope of practice


  • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by evidence of Primary Source Verification
  • Basis Life Support For Healthcare Provider (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (within six months of date of hire)


In addition to being and awarded Top Work Places, St. Mary Medical Center offers generous medical, dental, and vision premiums for caregivers and their eligible dependents.


Medical – Blue Shield HMO and HRA/HSA plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, and Employee Assistance Program.


Retirement – 401(K), Paid-Time Off - Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan.

Professional Advancement:

Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, motivating managers.

Established in 1956, St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, is a 206-bed acute care facility celebrating more than 55 years of healing in the High Desert.

St. Mary is home to the High Desert's only comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program. St. Mary is also home to a da Vinci Surgery System, making the Medical Center the first provider of robotic surgery in the High Desert.

St. Mary Medical Center's dedication to serving the Victor Valley has remained intrinsic to its core values of Hospitality, Dignity, Justice, Service, and Excellence.

The Medical Center is fully accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).

St. Mary Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

In addition to federal law requirements, St. Mary Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as “on call/per diem“ refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis“ to fill in for staff vacancies.