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Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UW Medicine's Respiratory Care Services has outstanding opportunities for 90% (3 12 hour shifts per week to include rotating, weekend and holiday shifts) Respiratory Care Practitioners. Respiratory Care Practitioners deliver the prescribed therapeutic and diagnostic procedures such as:
Administering oxygen, including humidification and aerosolization
Administering other medical gases such as Nitric Oxide and Heli-Ox
Delivering aerosol medications and demonstrating full understanding of necessary equipment, precautions, interactions and dosing
Providing Bronchopulmonary hygiene
Assisting with bronchoscopies and intubations
Assessing the patient's readiness for extubation
Managing artificial airways
Managing invasively and non-invasively ventilated patients with various modes of ventilation
Responding to emergency codes and providing emergency care
Making appropriate clinical decisions in emergency situations
Transporting and ambulating patients on mechanical ventilators
Obtaining arterial blood gas samples
Educating the patient about disease processes and treatments
Actively participating in multidisciplinary rounds
Providing education to other members of the healthcare team, including physicians, nurses and students of various professions
Additionally, the Respiratory Care Practitioner adheres to compliance practices of:
Documenting required information in the patient's electronic medical record, and communicating that information to the members of the healthcare team
Processing, inspecting, and testing all equipment to insure proper functionality and notifying Biomed if repairs are needed
Demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills to work productively with patients, families, staff and co-workers
Accepting directives, maintaining confidentiality, avoiding discrimination, and upholding the ethical standards of the profession
Protecting patients and employees by adhering to all safety precautions, UWMC and departmental policies and procedures
Meeting departmental standards for quality and customer service
Other related duties to position as assigned.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Completion of a Respiratory Care program approved by the State of Washington Department of Health OR equivalent education/experience.
Legal Requirement: Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Washington.
Registered Respiratory Therapist - RRT
Member of American Association of Respirator Care - AARC
Current ACLS certification
Minimum of one year critical care experience
Baccalaureate Degree or graduate of a four year program
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM
Respiratory Care Practitioner positions are eligible for participation in the Employee Referral Program. If you were referred to these positions from a current UW employee, be sure to give them credit. In order for employees to be eligible for the ERP incentive, you must include their name in the assessment you will be asked to take following your application for this position.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.