Oct 14, 2021

Respiratory Care Practitioner Coordinator - Respiratory Therapy

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

Job Description


Swedish Medical Center is calling for a Respiratory Care Practitioner Coordinator (0.9 FTE, Day shift) to work in Respiratory Therapy at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

This position is responsible for keeping standards and procedures current, reviewing new equipment and supplies, maintaining and advancing the education of the therapists, and assisting the Manager in the annual evaluation of current employees and evaluation of new employees.

In this position you will:

  • Acts as a proper preceptor to new therapists and oversees orientation to specific patient care areas.
  • Provides inservice education on critical care topics to the Respiratory Care staff, Nursing staff and other departments as needed.
  • Develops, implements, reviews, and revises standards, procedures, and protocols for all adult patient care areas.
  • Is responsible to provide backup coverage to patient care areas as needed.
  • Consults with and advises staff therapists regarding the proper use of critical care equipment and monitors compliance with standards, procedures, and protocols.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • 3 years Clinical experience appropriate to the area coordinated.
  • Lead therapist experience or supervisory experience.
  • Must be a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the Washington State Department of Health under Chapter 18.89 RCW.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials are required.
  • Adult Coordinator must have Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.
  • Neonatal Coordinator must have Neonatal Advanced Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications.

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory care program.
  • Registry eligibility with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) preferred.

About the Cherry Hill Campus.

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.

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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: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 314986