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Respiratory Therapy Assistant

Job ID: 10256
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Evening
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

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 Respiratory Therapy Assistant for a Per Diem/Relief, Evening position.  Hourly compensation starts at $16.97, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Performs some testing and procedures with patients, as well as some clerical work and data collection. Helps set up durable medical equipment when patients are being discharged. Assists with cleaning equipment and stocking of supplies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assists with setting patients up for durable medical equipment, including oxygen, nebulizers, and CPAPs.
  2. If trained, performs patient procedures including EKGs, RSV wash and Incentive Spirometers.
  3. Disinfect, assemble, and verify proper operation of respiratory equipment including ventilators, humidifiers, and CPAPs.
  4. Makes daily rounds to all assigned patient care areas to assess inventory and deliver disposable supplies.
  5. If trained, perform audits, collect and enter data into spreadsheets. Creating forms and formatting policies, procedures, and protocols.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • One-year experience in an acute care facility preferred.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Basic understanding of respiratory anatomy and function
  • Basic understanding of respiratory equipment and supplies
  • Experience in performing 12 lead EKG preferred

ST JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 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).

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

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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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