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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Therapist in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist (Respiratory Therapy, Variable Shift, Per Diem ) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

As the Respiratory Care Practitioner you will be responsible for the management of pulmonary system through the administration of medication, ventilator management and pulmonary hygiene during stable and critical situations. Other job duties include performing invasive and non-invasive diagnostics, daily maintenance and QC of ABG machines and competency testing. RCP's will perform clinical duties and operate equipment according to department policy, with an appropriate physician's order and according to manufacturer guidelines. The RCP will work with humans of all age groups and knowledgeably administer Respiratory Therapeutic measures as recognized by Evidence Based criteria.

In this position you will:

  • Identify appropriate community resources for follow-up care acts as a liaison when necessary to validate compliance with physician orders for post hospital stay care.

  • Take initiative in assisting other members of care delivery teams; participates in Codes, Traumas, Rapid Responses, Births, Transport of patients, patient and family education, discharge planning and post hospitalization needs to keep patients from frequent readmissions.

  • Accept objective suggestions for improved performance.

  • Constructively provide feedback on personal and coworker’s performance with a goal for continued process and work improvement for better patient outcomes.

  • Regularly attends department meetings. (50%).

  • Complete all tasks and duties accurately and timely within assigned shift.

  • Document work in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

  • Demonstrate initiative to perform job duties independently.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree from accredited Respiratory program.

  • State of Washington license in Respiratory Therapy

  • Registered with the National Board for Respiratory Care (CRT or RRT preferred).

  • Current BLS - Healthcare Providers certification (must be AHA accredited).

  • NRP (through AAP) and maintaining certification

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Previous experience as a Respiratory Therapist

  • Registered with the National Board for Respiratory Care as RRT

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

About the hospital you will serve .

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

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

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 237365