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Respiratory Therapist, Shelton, WA

Organization: Mason Health
Category: Respiratory Therapist
Location: Shelton, WA
Date Job Posted: May 10, 2023
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Respiratory Therapist $7,500 sign-on

Mason General Hospital · RT Shelton, Wa
Req # 3869
Allied Health
Schedule: Part-Time =or >.8fte

Respiratory Therapist- This.9fte position is UFCW represented, scheduled 3-12/hour night shifts various days of the week.

This position is eligible for a $7,500 sign-on *condition apply

Non-exempt, pay range $31.20-$49.65

Mason Health provides an excellent benefit package to Part-time and Full-time employees, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement/ Deferred Compensation plans

Mason Health will make employer contributions of 8% of your compensation for each pay period that you contribute at least 5% of your compensation.

  • Paid Time Off, accrue up to 8 hours of PTO per bi-weekly pay period
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental Health & Wellness resources
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Optional or elective benefits include:
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Short & Long term disability insurance

The RT perform, evaluate and coordinate diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice, performing work in accordance with physician orders. Defined duties are within the infant, pediatric and adult patient populations in general, intensive, emergency, and outpatient care areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.
  2. Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.
  3. Performs EKGs, PFTs, Holter and Event monitors, processes report interpretations, sends reports to physicians who requested them and files reports in department, according to department procedures.
  4. Deliver oxygen and medications as prescribed and understanding the purpose of each and the possible side effects. Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood oximetry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur. Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  5. Provide emergency care, including artificial ventilation and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  6. Maintain accurate patient records by documenting all pertinent data on the patient’s medical record following completion of any service.
  7. Performs all aspects of patient care in a manner that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors; documents according to established standards; communicates effectively.
  8. Develops and maintains professional and clinical skills. Completes all annual competency and education requirements within established parameters and timeframes. Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services and other professional activities. Maintains awareness of policies and procedures and performance standards.
  9. Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  10. Respond to Code Blue, Rapid Response Teams or other urgent calls for care.
  11. Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
  12. Teach, train, supervise, and utilize the assistance of students and respiratory therapy aides.
  13. Maintains current practice knowledge and evidence-based care.

*Essential Job Function

Organizational Responsibilities

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, all employees are expected to support the Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics mission, vision and values; comply with District policies and procedures; and conduct themselves in an ethical, professional, respectful, and collaborative and are expected to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Graduate of an approved School of Respiratory Therapy.
  2. Two (2) or more years of previous experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services, preferred.

Required Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations

  1. Current Washington State Respiratory Therapist Licensure
  2. National Board of Respiratory Care, CRT Certification
  3. National Board of Respiratory Care, RRT Certification
  4. Current American Heart-BLS certification
  5. Current American Heart-ACLS certification or ability to obtain within three (3) months
  6. Current American Heart-PALS certification or ability to obtain within three (3) months.
  7. Current NRP certification or ability to obtain within three (3) months

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