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Respiratory Care Practitioner Per Diem Days

Seattle, Washington
Job ID: 392873
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This rewarding career will have a big impact in the lives of your patients and patients family. You will build relationships and provide excellent patient care. You will increase the quality and the care of people’s lives everyday by teaching them how to breathe easier. At Kindred Hospitals, our Respiratory Therapists goal and passion is to help their patients regain independence and have a better quality of life by breathing without assistive devices. As a RT you will collaborate and grow in a positive and flexible team environment while administering safe and competent respiratory care.

Success Profile

What do you need to be a successful Respiratory Therapist at Kindred? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Flexible
  • Proactive
  • Quick-thinking
  • Team player
  • Understanding

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I must say that this is a very organized company that truly cares about their employees’ well-being.

– HD Respiratory Therapist

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

    We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

  • Bonuses & Recognition

    Retention bonus, Employee of the Month Recognition, and Individual Recognition for going “Above & Beyond”.

Job Details


Description

Respiratory Care Professionals are viewed as integral members of the health care team. You will set up and operate respiratory care equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness. Possess knowledge of respiratory pharmacology to administer prescribed medications. You must have knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients ranging from adolescents to geriatrics. Provide instructions to patient when initiating new therapy/equipment and performing diagnostic procedures.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct physician-prescribed treatments such as oxygen therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy, medicinal nebulizer therapy, ventilator care, diagnostic testing and assessment/evaluation
  • Perform arterial punctures, operate blood gas analyzers, measure/determine the acid base balance efficiency of ventilation and metabolism of the respiratory system; ensure adequate ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Record treatment and patients’ responses in respiratory care records and patient charts
  • Report necessary treatments and condition of patients to relief personnel
  • Report adverse treatment/drug reactions to physician, nurse and/or pharmacy, documenting all information
  • Perform diagnostic procedures: e.g. 12-lead ECGS, metabolics and pulmonary monitoring
  • Process respiratory therapy equipment, cleaning, sterilizing and packing as needed



Qualifications

Current State Licensure as a Respiratory Therapist and current BCLS are required.