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Respiratory Therapist

Job ID: 15594
Location: Sedro Woolley, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Respiratory Therapist for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.00 FTE, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $31.18, more depending on experience.

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

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Sedro-Woolley, WA, the “Gateway to the North Cascades,” is a wonderful blend of incredible scenery, endless outdoor recreation and small-town living! Stroll through historic downtown to see life-size chainsaw art sculptures carved from cedar logs at the annual Loggerodeo. The seasonal Farmers Market offers some of Skagit County's freshest produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, handcrafted goods and snacks, and Riverfront Park offers picnicking and boating beside the Skagit River. There are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, scenic drives and horseback riding. Both Sedro-Woolley and neighboring Burlington, WA (known as “The Hub of Skagit County”) offer many Arts, Culture, Entertainment and retail opportunities, including the famous Skagit Tulip Festival. Finally, if you want to visit a bigger city, Sedro-Woolley is a quick 20-minute drive to Bellingham, a 90-minute drive to Seattle, WA and a 90-minute drive to Vancouver, British Columbia. 

A 25-bed critical access hospital, PeaceHealth United General Medical Center offers advanced treatment options and short hospital stays. Comprehensive cancer care is provided at PeaceHealth United General's Cancer Center and a variety of surgical procedures is available at the Surgery & Orthopedics Center. Primary and specialty care is provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group. 

JOB SUMMARY

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • 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).

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Must maintain a current Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the state of practice.
    • Washington caregivers who were employed as of 6/29/2014 that are licensed RCP but are not registry eligible due to the educational requirement (i.e., began working as a respiratory therapist when a 2-year degree was not required/available) will be grandfathered for this requirement.
  • Must maintain RRT certification (e.g., CEU’s, etc.); exceptions for RCP’s noted above.
    • Please note: May obtain within 6 months of hire, per language above under Education section allowing 6 months from date of hire to pass the RRT exam.
  • 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.
  • ACLS and BLS required at time of hire.
  • PALS and NRP preferred

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.

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 full description of the position, or for questions, 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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