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Manager Respiratory Care

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Job ID: 7346
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


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.​

PeaceHealth is seeking a Manager Respiratory Care for a Full Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $45.66, more depending on experience.


Responsible for 24-hour, day-to-day operations of assigned areas; staff performance and patient outcomes; staff procurement and retention; financial well-being; regulatory compliance; and patient care within the scope of the Respiratory Care Practitioners. Serves as a clinical resource for Respiratory Care for the Hospital. Manages department staff and patient care within the interdisciplinary team.


  • Operates department within approved expense and capital budgets and within productivity measures (budgeted productive hours).
  • Operates department in compliance with JCAHO and/or other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Administers all aspects of staff management and development for the Respiratory Care department to ensure adequate scheduling, staff competency, qualifications and professional growth related to excellence in patient care.
  • Oversees the ongoing Quality Improvement (QI) program, which is organized and responsive to caregivers, so that quality patient care is assured.
  • Provides respiratory care services to patients as prescribed by physicians in a professionally competent, appropriate, caring and timely manner.
  • Explains pertinent procedures in a clear and concise manner and addresses questions only within the scope of hospital practice, while maintaining confidentiality regarding unit or hospital operations, staffing and other patients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Must be graduate of 2-year AMA-approved Respiratory Care Program; or approved alternative education as outlined in the state regulatory requirements.


  • 5 years experience as a Respiratory Therapist required
  • 2 years previous leadership experience required.
  • Current clinical expertise in all areas of RT function (Critical Care, emergency, pediatrics, neonatal, medical/surgical) and familiarity with pulmonary diagnostic procedures.


  • Maintain current license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Must have and maintain current CPR, ACLS, PALS/ENPC, and NRP.
  • Must be registered with the NBRC.
  • Must maintain all certifications, competencies and licensure as required by the department or as regulated by state or federal agencies.


  • Computer experience required knowledge of MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel) preferred.
  • Able to balance information regarding patient, staff, and unit needs in decision-making
  • Clearly able to articulate the decision-making process


Columbia Network – SW Medical Center:

  • Bachelor’s degree required upon hire


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion up to 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants, extreme cold or heat, sharp instruments such as kitchen knives, scalpels, etc., or dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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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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