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Swedish Health Services Resident Respiratory Care Practitioner in Seattle, Washington


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

The Resident Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for setting up and operating various types of respiratory care equipment to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness.

In this position you will:

  • Explain purpose and procedure of treatments, tests, and equipment to patients.

  • Record all pertinent information of treatments and patient response to treatments on respiratory care records and patient chart.

  • Assess patients for appropriateness of therapy utilizing management guidelines and protocols; contact physician to make or suggest changes in therapy

  • Perform chest physical therapy treatments involving percussion, postural drainage, and suctioning.

  • Perform pulmonary function studies determining the volume, distribution, and movement of air in the respiratory system.

  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair of equipment as needed


Re quired qualifications for this position include:

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

  • Must be registry eligible with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

  • Must be a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the Washington State Department of Health under Chapter 18.89 RCW

  • New graduates qualify for temporary practice if they have complied with the Washington State Department of Health (WAC)

  • Knowledge of adult and pediatric ventilator management; CPR, EKG, and computers

  • Experienced acquired from Accredited Respiratory Care School; preference will be given to an individual who has completed a senior practicum in a specialty area

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials

  • Active 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 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: Variable

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 258615