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Respiratory Therapist

St Joseph Medical Center Tacoma, Washington
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The posted compensation range of $34.43 - $51.99 /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 2024-341303 Employment Type PRN Department Respiratory Therapy Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule Shifts Will Vary Remote No Category Therapy
Overview

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 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

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


Responsibilities

Job Summary:

  • Evaluates, administers, assesses and documents 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.
  • Sets up and monitors a variety of complex respiratory equipment such as volume and pressure ventilators for critical care patients.
  • Performs routine respiratory therapy treatments such as oxygen, therapeutic aerosols, intermittent positive pressure breathing, incentive spirometer, and airway care to include intubation/estuation and tracheotomy care.
  • Monitors patients for adverse reaction, and takes corrective action based on established procedures.
  • Determines the effectiveness and/or need for change in the therapy being administered and make recommendations to the physicians regarding treatment.
  • Incumbents are also accountable for providing resuscitation services, participating in various orientations, providing educational/orientation services to students, quality improvement and department projects, providing and maintaining skill levels to reflect the ever changing procedures and techniques of respiratory care.
  • This job exists in multiple locations, and while there may be minor differences in job content, they are not significant for classification purposes. Overall, the nature of the work and job requirements is consistent between locations.

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.


Documents all work activity in applicable computer system to include billing charges in accordance with department specific processes.Cultural

Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.

Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.


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.
Performs related duties as required


Qualifications

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.

Licensure/Certification:

  • 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).
  • Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification within six (6) months of date of hire.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 6 months of date of hire. NOTE: Those hired before March 1,
    2024 have 12 months to obtain the certification.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) within 6 months of date of hire.
  • Respiratory Therapists currently working in Hyperabic Medicine will attend a Certified Hyperbaric Training course and will be required to obtain the Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT) license within 120 days.
  • New hires in Hyperbaric Medicine: Upon completion of the 90-day introductory period, will attend the Certified
  • Hyperbaric Training course. Upon completion of the course, an additional 480 hours of on-the-job training will be required to obtain the Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT) license.


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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While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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