1+ months

Respiratory Care Practitioner - All Shifts/FTE

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

Respiratory Care Practitioner - All Shifts/FTE

Req #: 147773
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Job Location Detail: Harborview Medical Center 
Posting Date: 08/10/2018 
Closing Info: Open Continuous  
Salary: $4,879 - $7,413 per month; $28.15 - $42.77 per hour 
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Harborview Medical Center has outstanding opportunities for RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS to join our Respiratory Care Team! (All shifts, FTE, temporary or permanent)

This individual will provide advanced Respiratory Care to patients of all ages, (e.g., newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric). Care is provided under general supervision in all areas of Harborview Medical Center, intensive care units, acute care clinics and the emergency room.

Under general direction, the RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER utilizes the respiratory care process (assessment, planning,  implementation and evaluation) to recommend, delegate, coordinate and proved safe, therapeutic respiratory care to patients; makes independent judgments/decisions and takes action regarding a wide range of routine and complex patient issues; and collaborates with appropriate disciplines to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission through discharge in support of the respiratory, medical and nursing plans of care. In addition, the person in this position serves as role model and provides guidance to other staff including review and evaluation of performance.

Competitive candidates will have mission centered professional practice, interpersonal skills, integrity and compassion, patient care advocacy, team work/collaborative practice, patient/family satisfaction/customer service, and respect for patient confidentiality.

This position provides opportunities to work in a department that provides leadership for unit and departmental activities that promote the delivery of quality respiratory care, effective problem solving and communication, and continued professional development for self and others.


Completion of a Respiratory Care Program approved by the State of Washington, Dept of Health or equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement:

Licensed by the State of Washington as a Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner and must be RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-03-02

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