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Swedish Health Services Respiratory Care Practitioner Coordinator - Respiratory Therapy in Seattle, Washington


$5,000 Signing Bonus/Retention Relocation Assistance Available (external candidates only)

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

This position is responsible for keeping standards and procedures current, reviewing new equipment and supplies, maintaining and advancing the education of the therapists, maintaining and advancing the education of nursing relating to respiratory care, serves as a liaison between the department of respiratory care and other patient care areas, and assists the Manager in the annual evaluation of current employees and evaluation of new employees..

In this position you will:

  • Maintains all Job Responsibilities and competencies of the Respiratory therapist job code.

  • Acts as a proper preceptor to new therapists and oversees orientation to specific patient care areas.

  • Provides inservice education on critical care topics to the Respiratory Care staff, Nursing staff and other departments on multi campuses as needed.

  • Develops, implements, reviews, and revises standards, procedures, and protocols for all Pediatric, Infant and Neonatal patient care areas on multi campuses.

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

  • Consults with and advises staff therapists regarding the proper use of critical care equipment and monitors compliance with standards, procedures, and protocols on multi campuses.

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory care program.

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

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials are required.

  • Pediatric and Neonatal Coordinator must maintain active certifications in NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) according to current standards of the AAP and AHA.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) upon hire

  • Three (3) years Clinical experience appropriate to the area coordinated

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Must have prior lead therapist experience or supervisory experience.

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 comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. 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: Day

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Washington-Seattle

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

Req ID: 291596