Nov 19, 2021

Respiratory Care Practitioner - Respiratory Therapy

  • Providence
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full-time Respiratory Therapy

Job Description


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

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Respiratory Care Practitioner (0.9 FTE, Day SHIFT) to work in Respiratory Therapy at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

Sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness. May work with adult, pediatric and neonatal patient populations. Will float between all campuses and cross train into the collaborative role in the emergency room environment, when working in the Mill Creek or Redmond Emergency Department.

In this position you will:

  • Performs physician prescribed treatments of routine nature operating small and large volume nebulizers, positive airway pressure, and oxygen therapy devices for delivery of respiratory medications or medical gases.
  • Performs routine respiratory therapy; chest physical/flutter therapy, bedside pulmonary function screening, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2 monitoring, arterial puncture, naso/endotracheal tube suctioning.
  • Assesses patients for appropriateness of therapy utilizing quality management guidelines and protocols. Contacts managing physician and documents in progress record suggestions for therapy.
  • Initiates, operates, and monitors mechanical and non-invasive ventilation. Continually assess patient's respiratory function and ability to wean from mechanical ventilation.
  • Understands concepts of acute lung injury. Assesses patients on mechanical ventilation for initiation of lung protective ventilation.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Coursework/Training Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory care program.
  • ACLS.
  • PALS.
  • BCLS.
  • NRP.
  • Must be a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the Washington State Department of Health under Chapter 18.89 RCW.
  • Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years In adult critical care and in a neonatal and pediatric unit.
  • 1 year Hospital based work experience, in the field of Respiratory Care.
  • Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials.

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: 303806