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Respiratory Therapist (certified or registered)

Company: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Location: Yakima
Posted on: August 24, 2019

Job Description:

ROLE SUMMARY

The Respiratory Therapist will set up and operate various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness. Maintains a high level of expertise in CPR, NRP, ACLS, PALS and maintenance of the respiratory system in critical situations. Respond appropriately, maintaining a calm professional attitude. Conduct Physician prescribed treatments to include, but not limited to, continuous and intermittent aerosols, administration of oxygen and various medical vapors and gasses to the respiratory system of the patients, chest therapy involving percussion, postural drainage, and suctioning according to department policy. Assesses and evaluate patients to implement therapist driven protocols as clinically and medically appropriate. Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures inclusive of, but not limited to, Pulmonary Function Studies, Bronchoscopies, and Oximetry in a competent manner utilizing department policies. Document all pertinent information of treatment, patient response to treatment, and any patient instructions given on Respiratory Therapy Charting records, according to department policy.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Registered:

Education: Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care program required.

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

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

Certified:

Education: Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care program required.

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

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Respiratory Care Practitioner License required. American Heart Association BLS required. ACLS, PALS, NRP preferred, 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: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima , Respiratory Therapist (certified or registered), Healthcare , Yakima, Washington

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