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Pulmonary Diagnostic Therapist - Respiratory Care (Outpatient)

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Job ID: 62732
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Pulmonary Diagnostic Therapist - Respiratory Care for a Part Time, 0.80 FTE, Day position. 

The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $34.38 – $51.56. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

*** Hiring Bonus & Relocation Assistance may be available! ***

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Come experience Ketchikan, Alaska - a friendly, family-oriented community in scenic Southeast Alaska, just an hour and a half flight from Seattle. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, cultural art aficionados or for those seeking a small-town, leisure lifestyle. Enjoy the idyllic scenery, abundant wildlife, and great opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating. Entrance to the famed Inside passage, a network of waterways, Ketchikan is on an island accessible by jet or ferry. Excellent schools, and a strong local economy, the Ketchikan community boasts an incredibly rich, native culture. The southern tip of the panhandle calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World.

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of Southeast Alaska since 1923 with Ketchikan Medical Center, a 25-bed critical-access hospital offering comprehensive trauma care, outpatient and home health services, and a 29-bed long-term care facility. Primary and specialty medical care is provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group—Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island. Our Trauma IV emergency department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, staffed by physicians who are independent contractors employed by National Emergency Services (NES).

Primary responsibilities will include pulmonary function testing, cardio-pulmonary stress tests and bronchoscopes, maintaining and troubleshooting ABG equipment, and performing scheduled outpatient procedures for Pulmonary Diagnostics. General care and maintenance of Pulmonary Diagnostic equipment and training of other staff to assist with procedures. Knowledgeable of the compliance requirements of local, state and federal regulations. Responsible for the overall function of Pulmonary Diagnostic Services.

Details of the position:

  • Performs all responsibilities required in Pulmonary Diagnostics - Approved by the Medical Director. This may include pulmonary function tests, bronchoscopies, metabolic testing, treadmills, EEGs, and other procedures.
  • Troubleshoots all equipment used in Pulmonary Diagnostics.
  • Performs essential functions of Respiratory Therapist.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Graduate of 2-year AMA-approved Respiratory Care Program; or approved alternative education as outlines in the state regulatory requirements.
  • Minimum of two years' experience as a Respiratory Therapist is required.
  • Experience in ICU and Pediatrics preferred.
  • Must be able to care for patients from Pediatric to adult independently.
  • Maintain current license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care as RRT
  • Prefer RPFT or CPFT. · NBRC – Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) must be passed within 12 months of hire.
  • Therapists that are core Pulmonary Diagnostics staff before 2010 and have not passed the NBRC C-PFT exam are not required to pass the C-PFT exam to stay in that core area.
  • Current BLS is required.
  • ACLS must be obtained within a standard grace period from hire or transfer, as specified in the PeaceHealth Policy Resuscitation Training Completion Requirements, or upon hire.

    PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

    For a full description of the position, or for questions, contact Purneet, [email protected]

    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.

    PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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