Come join a respiratory team that provides the 5-star care to patients and opportunities to learn & grow to staff. As a Respiratory Care Practitioner at Jefferson Healthcare you will be a critical part of the Respiratory team, providing quality care to our patients. You will work in an environment where you learn more through great communication and teamwork, and where the entire team, from dietary to nurses to EVS, cares about the patients. Across the whole organization we have pride in our jobs and the service we provide!
At Jefferson Healthcare you'll not only be working in a satisfying role with staff who are just as passionate as you are, you'll also be working for an organization with generous pay and outstanding benefits. Our benefits package is in the top 1% in the state of Washington and includes excellent medical coverage, dental, vision, paid time off (PTO), and retirement.
Who you are
You're a Respiratory Care Pracitioner who is committed to providing the best care to patients. You're a team player (we all rely on each other!), have good communication skills, and love to learn.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for providing Cardiopulmonary Care Services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures. May include cardiopulmonary care for newborns.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administers respiratory therapy treatments, SVN'S, IPPB, IS, MDI'S, CPT, DPI'S, and PEP to open and maintain obstructed airways and maintain bronchial hygiene. Assesses patient's needs, ability to tolerate treatment, response to treatment, and effectiveness of therapy. Assesses possible side effects with intent of treating or preventing hypoxia.
Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators. Makes clinical observation of patients' responsiveness and effectiveness of mechanical ventilation. Carries out associated critical care duties required for such treatment. Provides airway management and tracheal suctioning.
Performs Allen's test before arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for direct measurement of partial of PaCo2, Ph, tHb (blood gas analysis).
Cleans equipment according to department policy and procedures
Documents all pertinent data on the patient's medical record following completion of any service Follows standards for documentation policy for the RT department
Sets up and monitors EKG's and Stress EKGs. Faxes and calls abnormal results. Sends reports to physicians. Files reports in department according to department procedures.
Successfully completes and maintains all department competencies
Schedules and performs complete Pulmonary Function testing following Hospital policy
Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently
Formulates teaching plans for patients and family members based on identified learning needs
Evaluates effectiveness of teaching. Participates in performance improvement activities and CQI teams when discussion pertains to department concerns, workflow and mission
Other job duties as assigned
Provides services to ER as required
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Current Washington State Respiratory Therapist License
Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy
BLS, ACLS, NRP certifications required
One or more years of previous clinical experience preferred
Must stay current in knowledge base, certifications and licenses indicated above, and meet Hospital-mandated education requirements
$7,500 bonus for successful candidates is prorated based on FTE offered.
**Please indicate on your resume/cover letter which shift you would like to apply for**
Who we are
Jefferson Healthcare is a DNV accredited, fully integrated health care system, with numerous accreditations and awards. We are the primary healthcare provider for more than 25,000 residents of East Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula. We are a critical access, public hospital district providing services to residents of east Jefferson County. It is operated as a municipal corporation with five elected commissioners who oversee the district's operations. We recently received a 90% on our employee survey on "I would work here again."
Port Townsend has been named as one of the coolest small towns in America ... with good reason. There are festivals almost every weekend, endless recreational/hiking/skiing/sailing activities, great places to eat, and a strong and vibrant community feel. National Geographic calls Port Townsend "one of the most sophisticated places west of Seattle" and we continue to receive awards year after year. Come check us out!
If you are looking to work with an exceptional team of professionals, we encourage you to consider Jefferson Healthcare. Work where your talent is truly appreciated.
About US – Jefferson Healthcare Jefferson Healthcare is the only ISO 9000 accredited system on the northern Olympic Peninsula and is also DNV accredited while operating as a fully integrated health care system. The hospital is a 25-bed, critical access care hospital that has complete coverage by 24 hour hospitalists, has top rated surgical services and includes an emergency room, lab services, swing bed unit, the latest in digital imaging including new 3D mammography equipment and a comprehensive array of physical, speech and occupational rehabilitation therapies.Jefferson Healthcare was one of the first five hospitals in the Washington to be designated Baby Friendly by the World Health Organization. Jefferson Healthcare has a full service orthopedic clinic and an oncology clinic administering infusion services of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and other treatments. The Medical Short Stay includes wound care, sleep medicine, Coumadin and anti-coagulation services. We provide Wellness programs, a broad range of support groups and community education programs.Jefferson Healthcare has nine clinics throughout the county and a nationally recognized award winning Home Health service provide...r and Hospice office. The primary care clinics are located near the hospital in Port Townsend and in Port Ludlow and Quilcene. The primary care clinics provide pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics, women’s health, and urgent care. We also have a Specialty Clinic that provides pulmonary care, urological surgery and pelvic floor reconstruction and cardiology care services.Jefferson Healthcare has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.Jefferson Healthcare is a public hospital district providing services to residents of east Jefferson County. It is operated as a municipal corporation with five elected commissioners who oversee the district’s operations.