An acute care, not for profit Hospital in Southern Washington is
currently searching for a skilled, motivated, Respiratory Therapist
to join their growing Cardiopulmonary Services team.
This Acute Care Hospital prides itself on improving the health
of the patients and communities it serves. This pride is evident
through their Joint Commision Seal of Approval and Excellence
Through Insight award for Overall Patient Experience. The dedicated
staff at this hospital assists patients in areas such as Behavioral
Health, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology, Family Maternity Center,
Outpatient Lab Services, and Surgical Services (Inpatient and
Outpatient General Surgery, OB/GYN, and Orthopedic Surgery); just
to name a few. The Respiratory Therapist will love working with
such a skilled team of healthcare professionals.
Reporting to the Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, the
Respiratory Therapist is responsible for conducting all therapeutic
and diagnostic services within the Cardiopulmonary department, in
accordance with the orders of the attending physician and approved
policies, procedures and protocols.
The Respiratory Therapist (nights) will oversee the departmental
functions of a unit that sees patients with both acute and chronic
dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system. The Respiratory
Therapists in the department manage life support mechanical
ventilation systems and artificial airways, monitor equipment
related to cardiopulmonary therapy, analyze blood samples to
determine levels of oxygen and other gases, assess lung capacity,
conduct rehabilitation activities, and continue to educate patients
as they undergo these therapies. The skilled professionals here
always have the patients care in mind.
As a graduate of an American
Medical Association (AMA) approved Respiratory Therapist program,
The Respiratory Therapist will use their thorough knowledge of neonatal and adult
ventilator management theory, pulmonary anatomy and physiology /
pulmonary pathology, and knowledge of gas monitoring, to administer
pulmonary assessments and care for patients with a variety of
cardiopulmonary illnesses. They will use their excellent verbal and
written communication skills to relay patient conditions to the
attending physician / nursing team.
Southern Washington is a gem in the heart of the Northwest.
Surrounded by rivers, mountains and flowing plains, and within a
short distance of Oregon and Idaho, the The Respiratory Therapist
has endless possibilities for exploration.
The hospital is part of a large, stable healthcare organization
with medical facilities throughout the state. Their strong
foundation will provide the Respiratory Therapist room for career
growth and stability while allowing for a strong work/life balance.
The Medical Center is prepared to offer a generous salary and great
benefits to a qualified candidate.