Swedish Medical Center Respiratory Care Practitioner Coordinator - Respiratory Therapy in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Respiratory Care Practitioner Coordinator (0.9 FTE, Days) to work in Respiratory Therapy at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Respiratory Care Practitioner Coordinator is responsible for keeping standards and procedures current, reviewing new equipment and supplies, maintaining and advancing the education of the therapists, and assisting the Manager in the annual evaluation of current employees and evaluation of new employees. This position has a strong Pediatric focus and will work mainly with Pediatric surgeons, Hospitalists and patients as well as adults.

In this position you will:

  • Act as a proper preceptor to new therapists and oversee orientation to specific patient care areas

  • Provide inservice education on critical care topics to the Respiratory Care staff, Nursing staff and other departments as needed

Develop, implement, review, and revise standards, procedures, and protocols for all adult patient care areas

  • Is responsible to provide backup coverage to patient care areas as needed

  • Consult with and advises staff therapists regarding the proper use of critical care equipment and monitors compliance with standards, procedures, and protocols

  • Attend physician rounds, family conferences, and other meetings as a representative of the Respiratory Care Department

  • Act as a liaison between therapists, physicians, nurses, other disciplines, and the Respiratory Care manager


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in Washington State

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials

  • Adult Coordinator must have Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. Neonatal Coordinator must have Neonatal Advanced Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications

  • Clinical experience in related area

  • Prior lead therapist or supervisory experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an AMA (American Medical Association) approved respiratory care program

  • Registry eligible with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

  • Member of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC)

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Since 1910, Swedish has been a hallmark of excellence. Swedish has grown to become the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 11,000 employees, more than 2,800 physicians and 1,700 volunteers. Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Respiratory Therapy

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 128936