Providence Respiratory Therapist I in Centralia, Washington
Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist (0.5 FTE, Variable) to work at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, WA.
Under supervision the Respiratory Therapist provides services to patients at Providence Centralia Hospital as prescribed by physicians in conjunction with established policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. Responsible for the assessing the patient's respiratory status and recommending appropriate therapies. Implements therapies and evaluates patient response to therapeutic interventions. The Respiratory Therapist accepts and promotes professional development as an integral part of practice. Assesses, analyzes, customizes, coordinates and communicates the patient's plan of care and actively collaborate with other members of the health care team.
In this position you will:
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Performs mechanical ventilation set-ups, monitoring, assessment of equipment/patient interfaces, and makes appropriate changes based on ABGs for both pediatric and adult ventilators. Performs bedside PFTs. Maintains current ABG competencies. Must be able to perform a complete respiratory assessment and make recommendations/changes based on the assessment, as allowed by protocols and hospital/department policies.
COMMUNICATION/COLLABORATION: Communicates patient’s status to health care team. Collaborates with the patient, family and members of the health care team; develops, implements, and monitors an individualized plan of care which reflects a standard of care based on best practices and evidence-based medicine. Actively engages in positive communication, feedback and on-going development of self and team. Takes an active role in building and maintaining an environment that fosters open communication, patient and family centered care and healthy collegial relationships. Demonstrates adaptive/timely communication based on individual patient/family needs.
DOCUMENTATION: Competent in the input and retrieval of information within the various forms of written and electronic documentation. Legibly documents patient care activities and information in an accurate, concise and timely manner and follows all hospital and department requirements. Enters billing and charge information completely and accurately.
SAFETY/TRAINING: Consistently demonstrates and promotes safe patient care practices: (i.e., hand-washing, positive patient identification, communication, reduction of infection risks and inclusion of patients/families concerns and access to health care team.) Provides safe quality care in an efficient, cost effective manner. Follows proper procedures and utilizes safety equipment appropriate for job. Follows all policies and regulations related to employee and patient safety. Remains current with Annual Safety Update and Blood-Borne Pathogens annual training. Reports any unsafe condition or accident/injury immediately to the Lead Therapist, Supervisor or Manager and if on unit to the charge nurse.
DEPARTMENT QI: Participates in department QI Program by collecting and/or compiling data, composing reports, and offering suggestions on ways to improve respiratory service.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care or equivalent educ/experience
Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Those obtaining NBRC credentials after July 1, 2002, must provide proof of credential renewal every five (5) years
WA State Respiratory Care Practitioner License
Preferred qualification for this position include:
- 1 year clinical experience as Respiratory Therapist
About the hospital you will serve .
Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. It consistently receives high scores on accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
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Job Category: Respiratory Therapists
Req ID: 280498