Providence Respiratory Therapist in Olympia, Washington
Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist (0.9 FTE, Night Shift) to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.
The respiratory therapist is a professional paramedical specialist. The therapist is required to have thorough knowledge of all modalities of respiratory care procedures. The therapist must always keep in mind the extreme critical nature of all respiratory care techniques and is required to maintain skill levels to reflect the ever changing procedures and techniques of respiratory care.
In this position you will:
Performs BLS in a competent manner. Accurately and safely demonstrates the ability to
Manually ventilate a patient with sufficient hand strength to create a face "seal."
Ability to manually ventilate an intubated patient for long periods of time; 2 hours with an ambu or anesthesia bag.
Assist in transporting an intubated patient to various areas while maintaining ventilation.
Sets up ventilators for intubated patients
Accurately and safely demonstrates the ability to set up ventilators for intubated patients including infants requiring mechanical ventilation
Able to maneuver ventilator equipment.
Assisting with and occasionally performing intubations
Administers medications and therapy via established protocol
Accurately and safely demonstrates the ability to use independent judgment to determine appropriate medication within the scope of the aerosol patient driven protocol.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Graduate of AMA approved school for Respiratory Therapist
Certified and registry eligible through the National Board of Respiratory Care unless hired on or before July 2009.
License to practice respiratory care through the Washington State Department of Licensing.
AHA ACLS required within 18 months of hire.
Preferred qualification for this position include:
- Registered or registry eligible
About the hospital you will serve:
Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Respiratory Therapists
Req ID: 281814