Provides skilled respiratory care and diagnostic services to in-patients, urgent care and clinic patients. Assists physicians in determining appropriate respiratory care modalities to achieve desired response. Supports patient care, customer service, and quality initiatives as integral part of multidisciplinary team in Urgent Care. Responds to urgent and emergency situations and provides appropriate respiratory support as needed.
Essential Responsibilities:Provides respiratory assessments, treatments, and modalities per protocol and as prescribed; assists physicians in determining appropriate respiratory modalities to achieve optimal outcomesSupports patient care and customer service in Urgent Care by performing EKGs, blood draws, transporting patients, and participating in patient safety rounds and huddles; peforms other duties as delegated by charge RN or physicianCommunicates effectively to achieve optimal safety and quality outcomes; documents all assessments, interventions, and effectiveness of treatments; supports quality improvement initiatives, collects data, and gives input regarding respiratory supplies and equipmentFunctions as part of a multidisciplinary team; responds timely and appropriately to urgent/emergent situations to provide respiratory care and support
ExperienceMinimum one (1) year of experience as respiratory care practioner working and performing all acute care modalities.
EducationGraduate of a one (1) or two (2) year respiratory therapy program or equivalent experience/education.
License, Certification, RegistrationCurrent WA State Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) AND Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required by date of hire/transfer.ACLS and PALS certifications.Central Employees only- NRP Certification.
Additional Requirements:Experience with respiratory care modalities in acute care setting.Capable of working independently.
Preferred Qualifications:Two (2) years of experience as respiratory care practioner working in and performing acute care modalities.Experience with all acute respiratory care modalities, including ventilators, arterial blood gas analysis, and emergency respiratory procedures.
Graduate of a four (4) year respiratory therapy program.