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Respiratory Therapist (Certified or Registered)

Company: Virginia Mason Memorial
Location: Yakima
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

ROLE SUMMARY

The Respiratory Therapist sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness.

Essential Responsibilities, include:



  • Assesses and evaluates patients to implement therapist-driven protocols, as clinically and medically appropriate.
  • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures inclusive of, but not limited to, pulmonary function studies, bronchoscopies, and oximetry per department policies.
  • Conducts Physician prescribed treatments to include, but not limited to, continuous and intermittent aerosols, administration of oxygen and various medical vapors and gasses, chest therapy involving percussion, postural drainage, and suctioning according to department policies.
  • Documents all pertinent information re: the treatment, patient response to treatment, and any patient instructions given on Respiratory Therapy Charting records, according to department policy.
  • Maintains a high level of expertise in CPR, NRP, ACLS, and PALS.
  • Maintains respiratory systems in critical situations.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    Registered RT -


    Education: Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care program required.

    Experience: Three years' experience in the field preferred. Ability to draw ABGs preferred.

    Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Respiratory Care Practitioner License required. American Heart Association BLS required. ACLS, PALS, NRP preferred, and required within 1 year.

    Certified RT -

    Education: Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care program required.

    Experience: Three years' experience in the field preferred. Ability to draw ABGs preferred.

    Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Respiratory Care Practitioner License required. American Heart Association BLS required. ACLS, PALS, NRP preferred, and required within 1 year.

    About Us:

    Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team!

    We offer a three tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

    Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

    "Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."

Keywords: Virginia Mason Memorial, Yakima , Respiratory Therapist (Certified or Registered), Healthcare , Yakima, Washington

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