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Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care (Temporary)
PeaceHealth | Ketchikan, Alaska
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Job Description

Req ID: 153667

PeaceHealth is seeking a Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care (Temporary) for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Variable shift with shift durations of Variable.

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Provides respiratory care to include diagnostic testing, oxygen and medication delivery, bronchial hygiene, arterial/capillary blood gas draw and analysis, advanced airway and life support.

2. Patient assessment including the ability to monitor labs, hemodynamics and radiology findings.  Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individual patient care appropriate to the age of the patients. 

3. Calibrates, cleans, sets up, maintains and troubleshoots all patient related equipment and instruments. Assembles and stores cleaned equipment. 

4. Participates in in-house educational in-services inter and intradepartmental as well as attending outside seminars and work-shops, as requested by Manager.

5. Participates in various intermittent department tasks including; audits, quality assurance, statistical record keeping, patient charting and other special projects as specified by Manager.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Must maintain a current Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the state of practice. 
    • Current caregivers that are licensed RCP but are not registry eligible due to the educational requirement (e.g. 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  to obtain it, 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.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

Hospital 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.

OTHER SKILLS: 

  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Must be able to set up, operate, and trouble shoot all respiratory or pulmonary function related equipment, as applicable, in a quick and efficient manner. 
  • Must be able to quickly assess acute, critical care situations and respond with a decisive and appropriate course of action.
  • Good time management skills

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Ketchikan Medical Center:

  • ACLS required for staff conducting stress tests.
  • Therapists perform EEGs.

ALASKA PHSYICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.   
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.      
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.  Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR).        
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate or pay close attention to detail for more than 66% of the work time.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan, AK community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Ketchikan, AK, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301)
Job Category:  PT, OT, Speech Therapy; Professionals - Clinical
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Temporary
Hourly compensation starts at: $28.31, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support; Neonatal Resuscitation Program; Pediatric Advanced Life Support

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Ketchikan, AK || PT, OT, Speech Therapy; Professionals - Clinical || Temporary || OTHER ANCILLARY SVCS

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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