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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Therapist in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist (Respiratory Therapy, Variable Shift, 0.0 FTE) 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:

  • Demonstrate adherence to Medicare and Medicaid regulations which directly or indirectly relate to the performance and job expectations.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of PSMMC’s policy on Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities and respects these rights and responsibilities in carrying-out daily activities.

  • Actively participate in departmental and organization performance improvement activities in accordance with hospital and joint commission standards. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities.

  • Demonstrate leadership by performing his/her work in a manner that meets or exceeds the level of care and service that PSMMC promotes to the communities we serve. RCP is able to work independently and exhibits productive time management skills.

  • Participate in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff.

  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate.

  • Follow established Infection Control policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection.

  • Provide clear, concise, pertinent reports/information.

  • Contribute to the assessment of the patient for appropriate care and therapeutic modalities.

  • Perform cardiopulmonary assessment at least once per shift with therapy.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited Respiratory program.

  • State of Washington license in Respiratory Therapy.

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

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification (must be AHA accredited).

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).

  • NRP (through AAP) and maintaining certification.

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: 254911