MISSION: To improve the health of our community, serving with compassion and respect, one person at a time. VISION: Working together, Skagit Regional Health will transform healthcare by improving access, service, quality and efficiency in support of our goal of a healthier community. The information described in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Provides respiratory assessment, support, treatment and diagnostic testing as a part of the patient care team. Works effectively and cooperatively within the workplace. Location/Department specific tasks and competencies may apply. Provides respiratory assessment, support, treatment and diagnostic testing as a part of the patient care team. Additionally, the respiratory therapist will provide acquisition and analysis of arterial blood gases in the blood gas lab in accordance with AARC, SVH and instrument manufacturer guidelines regarding such. This will include order acquisition, obtaining sample, transport, analysis, reporting and all associated documentation (proficiency testing) as required.
Successful completion of an accredited respiratory care program required.
License/CertificationLicensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Washington. Registered with NBRC required. Must obtain RRT within the introductory period. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required. American Heart Association Provider ACLS required within 6 months of hire. NRP certification required within 6 months of hire.
Other QualificationsEffective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required. Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications to perform work. Well-developed problem solving skills required. Must be able to effectively prioritize workload amongst frequent interruptions with competing priorities. Knowledge of the healthcare environment required. Ability to coordinate work schedule with requirements of position (may include overtime and weekend work).