Oct 14, 2021

Respiratory Care Practitioner

  • Swedish
  • Issaquah, WA, USA

Job Description


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

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Respiratory Care Practitioner (0.6 FTE, NIGHT SHIFT) to work in Respiratory Therapy at Swedish Issaquah in Issaquah, WA.

We are seeking a licensed respiratory therapist who uses initiative and independent judgment to provide preventative and restorative care to patients with breathing problems or cardiopulmonary disorders. May work with adult, pediatric, and neonatal patient populations

In this position you will:

  • Explains purpose and procedure of treatments, tests, and equipment to the patient.
  • Completes required Epic documentation, billing, scheduling and scanning as applicable.
  • Gives clear, informative report to relief personnel.
  • Adheres to departmental standards, policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Initiates, operates, monitors mechanical and non-invasive ventilation. Continually assess patient's respiratory function and ability to wean from mechanical ventilation.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory care program
  • Must successfully complete hospital orientation, Respiratory Care Department orientation, and Neonatal and Pediatric orientation
  • Must be a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the Washington State Department of Health under Chapter 18.89 RCW
  • Must be registry eligible with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required at time of hire
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) required at time of hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required at time of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials are preferred
  • New graduates qualify for temporary practice if they have complied with the Washington State Department of Health WAC 246-928-530
  • Active member of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) is preferred
  • Six (6) months previous hospital based work experience, in the field of Respiratory Care

About the Issaquah Campus

With advances in technology, an environmentally friendly design and new hospital infrastructure, the campus is designed to be different. The new campus provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient medical services including oncology, cardiac care, obstetrics, pediatric specialty care, emergency services, primary care and a host of other medical and surgical services and specialists.

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: Part-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Washington-Issaquah

Work Locations: Issaquah Main Bldg (WA171) 751 Ne Blakely Dr Issaquah, 98029

Req ID: 288142