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Providence Registered Respiratory Therapist in Hood River, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Respiratory Therapist (0.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, OR. This is an On-Call position that may also float to other locations.

We are seeking for a Registered Respiratory Therapist who will work under the direction of a physician and according to accepted Department and Hospital Policies and Procedures, for providing treatment, management, diagnostic testing, control and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardio-pulmonary system.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • With exception of neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation, Staff Respiratory Therapists are responsible for the assessment, treatment or care of all ages, including neonate, pediatric and adult

  • Be competent in the interpretation of the patient's signs and symptoms with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process, and, therefore, provide specific care accordingly

  • Provide respiratory therapy evaluations and treatments as ordered by a physician, or as needed in emergency situations, following standards of practices and procedures, evaluates treatments given and documents outcomes on patient's records

  • Report abnormal data/observations to nurse and/or physician

  • Maintain knowledge of and contributes to the patients plan of care

  • Demonstrate skill and competency with Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs), non-invasive cardiology testing and EEG testing (if applicable)

  • Be responsible for the set-up, operation and maintenance of various types of oxygen, therapeutic gas and mist inhalation, and ventilation equipment, as well as other equipment used in various cardio-respiratory assessment/ treatment modalities

  • Be responsible for airway management and resuscitation of neonatal, pediatric and adult patients. Competent in the use of mechanical ventilation for adult patients

  • Be able to respond quickly to any area of the hospital during an emergency. As a member of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) at PHRMH

  • Demonstrate organizational ability by using time and equipment effectively and efficiently, and assumes accountability for patient care, as well as departmental duties/projects

  • Maintain positive relations with patients, visitors and co-workers

  • Accurately documents physician (and other licensed independent practitioners) verbal orders and all care given to a patient and communicates this with nurses and physicians regarding patient care

  • Utilize educational resources of the hospital, attends all mandatory in-services/meetings, and completes all yearly competencies


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Associate's Degree: Graduate of an accredited school for Respiratory Therapy -OR- equivalent education/experience

  • Licensed by the Oregon Respiratory Therapist Licensing Board as Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)

  • Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within three (3) months from date of employment.

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification within (3) months from date of employment

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • One (1) year experience as a Respiratory Therapist, including critical care of all age groups

  • Cardiology experience (i.e., inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing).

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 269699