• Respiratory Care Therapist

    Job ID 2019-31714
    Area of Interest
    Respiratory Care
    Location Name
    Hospital Main Campus
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    0.9 FTE (72 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Regular
    Department
    Respiratory Care
    Shift
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Seattle
    Primary Location : State/Province
    WA
  • Overview

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

     

    Respiratory Care Therapist I - 0.9FTE, Days

     

    We're hiring for a Respiratory Care Therapist to join our team. In this role you will provide respiratory care to all patients in the Infant ICU, Pediatric ICU, ED, Medical, Surgical, Hem/Onc and Rehab units.

     

    Responsibilities include: 

     

    Provide respiratory care services - understand and follow current policies and procedures for the respiratory care service and the areas of the hospital where respiratory care is administered including, but not limited to: intensive care units, during patient transport, in the Acute Care and emergency department areas, limited to the following:

    - Airway Management and Care

    - Ventilator Management

    - Cardio-Pulmonary Assessments

    - Airway Clearance Techniques

    - Respiratory Monitoring

    - Administration of Therapeutic Gases

    - Administration of Therapeutic Aerosols

    - Intra-hospital transport of ventilated patients.

    - Documentation and Charging of all interactions with patients according to Department and Hospital Guidelines

    - Participate in professional development

     

    Provide Customer Service.  Communicate with patients, parents, team members and all other customers.

     

    Educate others on respiratory care services through new employee orientation, new resident orientation, and ongoing RT education.

     

    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

     

    In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

     

    As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community.

    Requirements

    Required Education/Experience:
    - Associate’s degree in Respiratory Care from an AMA approved school of Respiratory Care.

    Required Credentials:
    - Registered Respiratory Therapist or Registry Eligible with the National Board of Respiratory Care
    - Registry Eligible must obtain the RRT credential from the NBRC within 6 months of hire date.
    - Current Washington State Respiratory Care Practitioner license.
    - BLS for Healthcare Providers or current PALS certification.

    Preferred:
    - One-year current critical care experience-adult, pediatric or neonatal.
    - PALS, NRP, and/or Neonatal/Pediatric specialty credential from the NBRC.

     

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

     

    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

     

    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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