Respiratory Care Pract - Med/Surg (Capitol Hill, Per Diem) at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Description:
Provides skilled respiratory care and diagnostic services to in-patients, urgent care and clinic patients. Assists physicians in determining appropriate respiratory care modalities to achieve desired response. Supports patient care, customer service, and quality initiatives as integral part of multidisciplinary team in Urgent Care. Responds to urgent and emergency situations and provides appropriate respiratory support as needed.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides respiratory assessments, treatments, and modalities per protocol and as prescribed; assists physicians in determining appropriate respiratory modalities to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Supports patient care and customer service in Urgent Care by performing EKGs, blood draws, transporting patients, and participating in patient safety rounds and huddles; peforms other duties as delegated by charge RN or physician
  • Communicates effectively to achieve optimal safety and quality outcomes; documents all assessments, interventions, and effectiveness of treatments; supports quality improvement initiatives, collects data, and gives input regarding respiratory supplies and equipment
  • Functions as part of a multidisciplinary team; responds timely and appropriately to urgent/emergent situations to provide respiratory care and support

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as a respiratory care practioner (respiratory therapy) working and performing all acute care modalities.
  • Graduate ofone or two-year respiratory therapy program or equivalent experience/education.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current WA State Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) AND Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required by date of hire/transfer.
  • ACLS and PALS certifications.
  • NRP Certification - Central Employees only.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience with respiratory care modalities in acute care setting.
  • Capable of working independently.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience as respiratory care practioner (respiratory rherapy) working in and performing acute care modalities.
  • Experience with all acute respiratory care modalities, including ventilators, arterial blood gas analysis, and emergency respiratory procedures.
  • Graduate of a four-year respiratory therapy program.