Posted on: September 16, 2023
PeaceHealth is seeking a Respiratory Therapist for a Full Time,
0.90 FTE, Day position.
The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is
$33.23 - $53.50. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several
factors, including but not limited to, the job/position
responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective
bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience,
seniority, work performance, etc.
***Hiring Bonus & Relocation Assistance may be available! ***
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Our team of Respiratory Therapists serve all clinical floors
including our 35+ bed Intensive Care Unit and 30+ bed Emergency
Department performing, intubations, arterial line placement and
advanced Diagnostic bronchoscopies.
What our Respiratory Therapists enjoy:
- State of the art Respiratory equipment
- Respiratory driven protocols
- Respiratory Care career ladder program
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
DETAILS OF THE POSITION
- 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.
- 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
- Calibrates, cleans, sets up, maintains and troubleshoots all
patient related equipment and instruments. Assembles and stores
- Participates in in-house educational in-services inter and
intradepartmental as well as attending outside seminars and
workshops, as requested by Manager.
- Participates in various intermittent department tasks
including, but not limited to, audits, quality assurance,
statistical record keeping, patient charting and other special
projects as specified by Manager.
- May act as a member of trauma, cardiopulmonary resuscitation
and rapid response teams.
- Responsible for ventilator and Non-invasive Positive Pressure
Ventilation (NPPV) management including ensuring safe,
evidence-based setting with appropriate changes.
- May become trained as a core therapist in an ICU or diagnostics
area (e.g., PFT or Sleep Lab) to meet department needs.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Graduate of 2-year AMA-approved Respiratory Care Program; or
approved alternative education as outlined in the state regulatory
- Must pass the NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist exam within
6 months of hire.
- Must maintain a current Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)
license in the state of practice.
- Washington caregivers who were employed as of 6/29/2014 that
are licensed RCP but are not registry eligible due to the
educational requirement (i.e., 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.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date
- PALS required upon hire.
- ACLS required upon hire.
- NRP certification must be obtained within 6 months of date of
- Must maintain all certifications, competencies and licensure as
required by the department or as regulated by state or federal
This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement.
There may be more than one opening on this posting.
PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our
caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual.
We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards
package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are
full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer
base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life
and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options;
tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits,
and expanded EAP and mental health program.
See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for
Diversity and Cultural Humility .
For a full description of the position, or for questions, contact
Purneet, [email protected]
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.
PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2
dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J
vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent
Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination
prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious
exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the
COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons.
For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal
vaccine exemption form that may be requested.
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