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Respiratory Therapist Lead

Company: PeaceHealth
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

**Description**PeaceHealth is seeking a Respiratory Therapist Lead for a Full Time, 0.90 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $37.47, more depending on experience.**Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.****JOB SUMMARY**Provides Cardio-Pulmonary services to patients as prescribed by physicians. Works collaboratively with all healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization. Cares for the Cardio-Pulmonary needs of complex critical patients from newborn to the adult in an independent manner.**ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS**1. Directs patient care activities on the unit for the shift by making/adjusting staff assignments and ensures optimal patient outcomes. Gives each RT a copy of their work list.2. Acts as a clinical resource on procedures and standards for staff and physicians. Monitors staff compliance.3. Initiates investigation of incident reports when situation necessitates immediate action; otherwise refers for further evaluation/action as appropriate to Clinical Manager and/or Director.4. Performs essential functions of the staff Respiratory Therapist.5. Performs other duties as assigned.**QUALIFICATIONS****EDUCATION:**+ Graduate of 2-year AMA-approved Respiratory Care Program required.**EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:**+ Minimum of two years of experience in acute care as a Respiratory Therapist required.+ Experience in adult ICU, Pediatrics, and Neonatal preferred.+ Must be able to care for patients from neonate to adult independently.**LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:**+ Must maintain a current Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the state they are practicing.+ 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.+ May require current AAP- Neonatal Resuscitation Program**OTHER SKILLS:**+ Proficient with MS Office applications+ Previous leadership experience preferred.+ Must be able to set up, operate, and trouble shoots all respiratory related equipment in a quick and efficient manner.+ Must know how all respiratory equipment operates, the limits abilities, and how the equipment effects patients+ Must be able to quickly assess acute, critical care resident situations and respond with a decisive and appropriate course of action.**REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES****St. Joseph Medical Center:**+ PALS, ACLS, NRP and BLS are all required upon hire.**ST. JOSEPH PHYSICAL/CONGITIVE REQUIREMENTS**+ Work requires active physical exertion 34% to 65% of the time.+ Ability to lift objects weighing 50lbs or less+ Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.+ Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (50-75% of work time). Job may require working rotating shifts.+ Job duties may require interaction with violent or uncontrolled patients.**This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.**See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility ( .For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.REQNUMBER: 40083

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