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Swedish Medical Center Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy in Edmonds, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (0.9 FTE, Night Shift) to work in Respiratory Therapy at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.

The Registered Respiratory Therapist performs respiratory care procedures on patients of all ages (neonates, infants, pediatric, adult, geriatric) in all areas of the hospital.

In this position you will:

  • Performs care of patient on a ventilator to assure adequacy of ventilation.

  • Performs care of patient on non-invasive ventilation (BiPAP) or CPAP.

  • Performs a variety of routine treatments including aerosol therapy, chest physiotherapy, Incentive Spiro meter and oxygen therapy.

  • Initiates and follows therapist-driven protocols.

  • Performs a variety of diagnostic procedures such as ABG's, EKG's, treadmills, Oximetry, spirometry, and other measurements.

  • Documents patient care and communicates with other caregivers.

  • Completes related paperwork including charges and departmental records for hospital, payor, and regulatory agency use.

  • Attends Code Blue and other emergencies to manage the airway and assure ventilation.

  • Transports patients on ventilators.

  • Conducts airway management to control secretions, provide patent airway or allow artificial ventilation. Includes intubation assists, tracheotomy care, suctioning, tube/oral care, and tracheotomy tube change.

  • Educates patients and families about respiratory care. Participates in discharge planning process.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Successful completion of an accredited respiratory therapy educational program sufficient to qualify for licensure in Washington State

  • Current Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the Washington State Department of Health

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification required with an expiration date of no less than six (6) months from hire date.

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification required with an expiration date of no less than six (6) months from hire date.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required with an expiration date of no less than six (6) months from hire date.

  • Knowledge of technical and emergency procedures related to Respiratory Care

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Recent hospital experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

About the Edmonds Campus

Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

  • 217 licensed beds

  • 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff

  • 1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel

  • Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services

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


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. 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: Night

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 239150