Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.
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.
As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE
UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
Plans and Evaluates Care, includes but is not limited to:
Reviews physician’s prescription and patient information, performs assessments of patient’s breathing condition, and recommends appropriate respiratory therapy treatment to physician.
Monitors patient’s responses to therapy and appropriately consults with nurses and physician if adverse reactions occur.
Refers concerns regarding patient care plan to supervisor and director.
Provides, Progresses, and Documents Care, includes but is not limited to:
Performs respiratory diagnostics including: Nocturnal oximetry testing, bedside pulmonary function testing, apnea monitoring, and bronchoscopy assistance.
Sets up and operates respiratory equipment, following treatment parameters.
Administers respiratory therapy treatments including:
Documents patient treatment and responses according to policy and procedure. Properly completes all required paperwork.
Provides for Continuing Care, includes but is not limited to:
Educates patient, family members and caregivers on breathing condition and instructs them on appropriate management techniques such as breathing exercises and home respiratory care.
Communication and Collaboration, includes but is not limited to:
Confers with interdepartmental team to plan, implement, and assess the treatment program.
Acts as consultant to nursing and physician staff regarding technical aspects of respiratory care.
Communicates pertinent clinical information to nursing and physician staff.
Gives complete, accurate and pertinent patient information at shift report.
Training and Leadership, includes but is not limited to:
Serves as a resource to other Respiratory Care staff in theory and application of respiratory therapeutics.
Trains and orients new employees.
Supervises and trains assigned students and evaluates their performance.
Assists with organizational planning, and actively participates in the development and implementation of new programs, departmental performance improvement projects, and projects that ensure the department remains compliant with all regulatory requirements.
Equipment and Supplies, includes but is not limited to:
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of all respiratory care equipment and its operation.
Inspects, cleans, tests and maintains equipment to ensure proper functioning, ordering repairs as needed.
Complies with procedures for maintenance of departmental supplies and equipment.
Licensure, Registration, Certification
Physical Demand Level: Light
In an 10 0r 12 -hour workday, must be able to-
Lift / Carry 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently
As required, must be able to-
Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
Push and Pull
Perform fine motor functions
Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.