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Respiratory Therapist

St Elizabeth Hospital Enumclaw, Washington

The posted compensation range of $32.08 - $50.21 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-294038 Employment Type PRN Department Respiratory Therapy Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 5:00pm - 5:00am Remote No Category Therapy

In 2020 united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care including 11 hospitals and nearly 5000 physicians and providers. Together we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that mayinclude health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


Job Summary: 

This job is responsible for evaluating administering addressing and documenting a variety of respiratory therapy treatments to ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients with heart and lung abnormalities in assigned hospital to include intensive care and the emergency room. 

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Performs respiratory patient care to include Aerosol Therapy ABGs ETTs Bronchus ECGs CPT Vent Care CPAP/BIPAP therapy and other Respiratory Care Procedures in accordance with all department safety risk management and procedural standards.
  • Continually evaluates and assesses the cardiopulmonary condition of patients using data acquired from physical examination respiratory monitoring and diagnostic equipment.
  •  Continually evaluates and assesses the cardiopulmonary condition of patients using data acquired from physical examination respiratory monitoring and diagnostic equipment.
  • Documents all work activity in applicable computer system to include billing charges in accordance with department specific processes.
  •  Participates in the transfer of equipment and supplies to and from other Cardiopulmonary Departments as necessary; cleans assembles and maintains CPS equipment and restocks supplies as needed. 


Education/Work Experience Requirements:

 Requires graduation from an approved school of Respiratory Therapy and one (1) year recent clinical experience in Respiratory Care that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities. Work experience in the specialty area is preferred.


License to practice as a respiratory care practitioner through the Washington State Department of Health required. Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) through the National Board of Respiratory Care required (effective 10/1/19). This requirement is waived for employees who were hired prior to 10/1/19. 

Effective 2/15/22: Employees who were hired after 10/1/19 and do not have RRT credentials must obtain this licensure according to the following: If hired prior to 3/15/22 within six months of that date; or if hired after 3/15/22 within six months of the actual date of hire. Current healthcare provider BLS Certification. 

Respiratory Therapists currently working in hyperbaric medicine will attend a Certified Hyperbaric Training course within 90 days and will be required to obtain the Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT) within 120 days. 

New hires in Hyperbaric Medicine upon completion of the 90 day introductory period will attend the Certified Hyperbaric Training course. After completion of the course and an additional 480 hours of on-the-job training will be required to obtain the Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT) license. 


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