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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Therapy Assistant - Respiratory Therapy in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapy Assistant (Per Diem, Day Shift) to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

We are seeking a Respiratory Therapy Assistant who uses initiative and independent judgment to assist Respiratory Therapists who provide preventative and restorative care to patients with breathing problems or cardiopulmonary disorders.

In this position you will:

  • Initiate and assist patients and families with incentive spirometry in PACU, ER, and in patient rooms as requested by a physician. Monitor and chart patient oxygen throughout the hospital according to O2 PDP.

  • Collect and process soiled equipment for washing, pasteurization and cold sterilization including bronchoscopes and specialty intubation equipment.

  • Set up and transport bilevel devices and ventilators to various areas of the hospital. Perform operation checks prior to making the ventilator available for the next use.

  • Participate in departmental activities through data collection and evaluation; participate in problem solving activities and report required data to the manager on a periodic basis.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

  • Reading, writing and basic math skills

  • Knowledge of basic PC skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Current knowledge of basic medical terminology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification within 18 months of hire

  • Proficiency with computers and clinical applications

  • Current experience with respiratory care and equipment

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.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

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.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 229671