Certified Respiratory Therapist

An acute care, not for profit Hospital in Southern Washington is currently searching for a skilled, motivated, Certified 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 Commission 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. 

Reporting to the Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, the Certified 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 Certified Respiratory Therapist will oversee the departmental functions of a unit that sees patients with both acute and chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system. The Certified 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 Certified 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 Certified 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 Certified 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.