Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding
careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of
hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. VMFH
exists as a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
We pride ourselves on excellence in service and hospitality by
contributing to the successes of our staff and patients. As a team
member at VMFH, you are provided unlimited opportunities for
personal and professional development along with great job
satisfaction. We would love for
you to come join our family!
As the flagship hospital of CHI Franciscan Health, St. Joseph
Medical Center continues to be the regional leader in the use of
advanced medical technologies and therapies. The 361-bed regional
medical center is a level II trauma center with a Level III NICU
and partnership with nationally-recognized Seattle Children's
This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who wishes
to specialize in neonatal respiratory care, is in need of benefits
and prefers flexibility in their schedule. The ideal candidate will
have experience in a Level III or IV NICU. However a highly
motivated new graduate respiratory therapist will be
As a neonatal respiratory therapist in our Level III NICU you
will serve as a valued member of a multidisciplinary team. You will
collaborate with neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners to
make recommendations to develop care plans which provide
outstanding respiratory care. Your responsibilities will include
newborn resuscitation, patient assessment and endotracheal
intubation. You will provide all aspects of respiratory care to
newborns on conventional and high frequency mechanical ventilation,
non-invasive ventilation, bubble CPAP and high flow nasal cannula.
You will also provide airway care and respiratory treatments such
as delivery of therapeutic gases, inhaled medications and
surfactant replacement therapy. Additional responsibilities include
performing arterial and capillary blood sampling and point of care
testing utilizing I- STAT analyzers.
What We Have To Offer To You:
* Exciting opportunity to help grow our developing unit in
partnership with Seattle Children's Hospital
* Highly collegial team
* Opportunity to work with highly skilled team
* Faith-based culture with commitment to our Core Values of
Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence where we value
positive team players
* Financial support for specialty certifications
* Tuition assistance for advanced degrees
* Opportunities for career growth within the growing and highly
successful CHI Franciscan Health system
* Competitive wages, incentives and a generous employee benefits
* Requires graduation from a school of Respiratory Therapy
approved by the National Board of Respiratory Care.
* 1 year experience as a respiratory care practitioner in a
Level III or IV NICU is preferred but not required.
* License to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)
through the Washington State Department of Health is required.
* Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credential through the
National Board of Respiratory Care required.
* Current healthcare provider BLS certification
* Completion of the Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) program
or obtain within 30 days of hire date.
Education/Work Experience Requirements:
Requires graduation from an approved school of Respiratory Therapy
and one (1) year recent clinical experience in Respiratory Care
that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge
skills/abilities. Work experience in the specialty area is
- License to practice as a respiratory care practitioner through
the Washington State Department of Health required.
- Current registration through the National Board of Respiratory
- Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
- Current American Heart Association ACLS Certification.
- Respiratory Therapists currently working in hyperbaric medicine
will attend a Certified Hyperbaric Training course within 90 days
and will be required to obtain the Certified Hyperbaric Technician
(CHT) within 120 days.
New hires in Hyperbaric Medicine, upon completion of the 90 day
introductory period, will attend the Certified Hyperbaric Training
course. After completion of the course, and an additional 480 hours
of on-the-job training, will be required to obtain the Certified
Hyperbaric Technician (CHT) license.
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