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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Therapist in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist (0.9 FTE, 36 hours per week Days) to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

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The respiratory therapist is a professional paramedical specialist. The therapist is required to have thorough knowledge of all modalities of respiratory care procedures. The therapist must always keep in mind the extreme critical nature of all respiratory care techniques and is required to maintain skill levels to reflect the ever changing procedures and techniques of respiratory care.

In this position you will:

  • Perform BLS in a competent manner. Accurately and safely demonstrates the ability to:

  • Manually ventilate a patient with sufficient hand strength to create a face "seal."

  • Ability to manually ventilate an intubated patient for long periods of time; 2 hours with an ambu or anesthesia bag

  • Assist in transporting an intubated patient to various areas while maintaining ventilation

  • Manually ventilate during conscious sedation procedures such as cardioversions and dislocation reductions

  • Applies chest compressions during BLS

  • Set up ventilators for intubated patients

  • Accurately and safely demonstrates the ability to set up ventilators for intubated patients including infants requiring mechanical ventilation

  • Able to maneuver ventilator equipment

  • Assisting with and occasionally performing intubations

  • Monitoring patient statistics and understanding ventilator setting adjustments based on patient status

  • Determines initial ventilator settings pending physician orders using independent judgment

  • Administer medications and therapy via established protocol

  • Accurately and safely demonstrates the ability to use independent judgment to determine appropriate medication within the scope of the aerosol patient driven protocol and continuous nebulization via the following modalities:

  • Hand Held Nebulizer

  • Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing

  • Endotracheal Tube or Tracheostomy

  • Ultrasonic Nebulizer

  • Ventilator or noninvasive ventilator circuit

  • Filtered nebulizer systems

  • Metered Dose Inhaler

  • Accurately assesses each assigned patient’s condition, charts and documents findings and responses to treatments

  • Report significant findings to the appropriate RN or team member immediately

  • Ability to observe interpret, record, and report appropriate signs, symptoms, reaction, or changes in patient’s condition to appropriate team members

  • Documents accurately, promptly, and appropriately according the hospital policy, patient condition, treatment initiated and results


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Graduate of AMA approved school for Respiratory Therapist

  • Certified and registry eligible through the National Board of Respiratory Care unless hired on or before July 2009.

  • License to practice respiratory care through the Washington State Department of Licensing.

  • American Heart Association - Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) from American Heart Association (AHA) within 18 months of hire

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Registered or registry eligible

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

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.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 314855