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Respiratory Therapist

Job ID: 38842
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Evening
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.60
Benefit Eligibility: Part-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Respiratory Therapist for a Part Time, 0.60 FTE, Evening position.  Hourly compensation starts at $31.18, more depending on experience.

Come join our team of Respiratory Therapists in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

Spotlight on Cottage Grove, OR: CultureHQ.com - A Better Workplace Community

Cottage Grove is a community of approximately 9,000 people located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, along the Row River, 20 miles south of Eugene and the University of Oregon and serves a population of approximately 25,000 people in the surrounding area. It boasts a modern high school and is the recipient of a national "All-American City Award". Cottage Grove is one of only two cities in the State of Oregon to have received the award twice. No other city in Oregon has received the award more than twice. It is also known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon” six of the covered bridges in Lane County are located in or around the City of Cottage Grove. The community boasts many outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, biking, golfing, boating, and gardening. There are six waterfall hikes within 30 miles, Row River trail (16 miles long), there is a local live theater and a downtown historic district. 

Annual community events include Historic Home Tours, the Cottage Grove Rodeo, Bohemia Mining Days and the Family Fun Fair-Western Oregon Exposition. 

Cares for the Cardio-Pulmonary needs of all assigned patients, from those who are undergoing routine diagnostic procedures to those requiring more complex critical care support, intervention, and transport support, as applicable to care setting. The work requires a team focus working collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team aimed toward the best outcome for the patient and organization.

Details of the position:

  • Provides respiratory care to include diagnostic testing, oxygen and medication delivery, bronchial hygiene, arterial/capillary blood gas draw and analysis, advanced airway and life support.
  • Patient assessment including the ability to monitor labs, hemodynamics and radiology findings. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individual patient care appropriate to the age of the patients.
  • Calibrates, cleans, sets up, maintains and troubleshoots all patient related equipment and instruments. Assembles and stores cleaned equipment.
  • Participates in in-house educational in-services inter and intradepartmental as well as attending outside seminars and workshops, as requested by Manager.
  • Participates in various intermittent department tasks including, but not limited to, audits, quality assurance, statistical record keeping, patient charting and other special projects as specified by Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Graduate of 2-year AMA-approved Respiratory Care Program; or approved alternative education as outlined in the state regulatory requirements.
  • Must pass the NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist exam within 6 months of hire. (Not applicable to PeaceHealth Southwest Clinic setting).
  • Must maintain a current Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the state of practice.
  • Must maintain RRT certification (e.g., CEU’s, etc.)
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.
  • Must maintain all certifications, competencies and licensure as required by the department or as regulated by state or federal agencies.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

Hospital or Sleep Center setting:

  • Minimum of two years of experience in acute care as a Respiratory Therapist is preferred.
  • Experience in ICU, Pediatrics, or Obstetrics preferred.

Clinic setting:

  • Minimum of one year of experience in a pulmonary function lab preferred.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Must be able to set up, operate, and troubleshoot all respiratory or pulmonary function related equipment, as applicable, in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to quickly assess acute, critical care situations and respond with a decisive and appropriate course of action.
  • Good time management skills.

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

  • Additional Essential Functions of RTs in Hospital (inpatient):
  • May act as a member of trauma, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and rapid response teams.
  • Responsible for ventilator and Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) management including ensuring safe, evidence-based setting with appropriate changes.
  • May become trained as a core therapist in an ICU or diagnostics area (e.g., PFT or Sleep Lab) to meet department needs.

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.

For a detailed description, or for questions about the position, please contact Purneet, [email protected]

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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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