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Respiratory Therapist Lead

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Job ID: 40083
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Respiratory Therapist Lead for a Full Time, 0.90 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $40.19, more depending on experience.

*** Hiring bonus and Relocation Assistance may be available. ***

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Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks - there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives!  

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890. PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group. 

Our team of Respiratory Therapists serve all clinical floors including our 35+ bed Intensive Care Unit and 30+ bed Emergency Department performing, intubations, arterial line placement and advanced Diagnostic bronchoscopies.

What our Respiratory Therapists enjoy:

  • State of the art Respiratory equipment
  • Respiratory driven protocols
  • Respiratory Care career ladder program

Provides Cardio-Pulmonary services to patients as prescribed by physicians. Works collaboratively with all healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization. Cares for the Cardio-Pulmonary needs of complex critical patients from newborn to the adult in an independent manner.

Details of the position:

  • Directs patient care activities on the unit for the shift by making/adjusting staff assignments and ensures optimal patient outcomes. Gives each RT a copy of their work list.
  • Acts as a clinical resource on procedures and standards for staff and physicians. Monitors staff compliance.
  • Initiates investigation of incident reports when situation necessitates immediate action; otherwise refers for further evaluation/action as appropriate to Clinical Manager and/or Director.
  • Performs essential functions of the staff Respiratory Therapist.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Graduate of 2-year AMA-approved Respiratory Care Program required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in acute care as a Respiratory Therapist required.
  • Experience in adult ICU, Pediatrics, and Neonatal preferred.
  • Must be able to care for patients from neonate to adult independently.
  • Must maintain a current Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the state they are practicing.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.
  • PALS, ACLS, NRP and BLS are all required upon hire.
  • Must maintain all certifications, competencies and licensure as required by the department or as regulated by state or federal agencies.
  • May require current AAP- Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Other Skills:

  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Previous leadership experience preferred.
  • Must be able to set up, operate, and trouble shoots all respiratory related equipment in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Must know how all respiratory equipment operates, the limits abilities, and how the equipment effects patients
  • Must be able to quickly assess acute, critical care resident situations and respond with a decisive and appropriate course of action.


  • Work requires active physical exertion 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50lbs or less
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (50-75% of work time). Job may require working rotating shifts.
  • Job duties may require interaction with violent or uncontrolled patients. 

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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