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Respiratory Care Practitioner, Per Diem - Seattle

Primary Location Seattle, Washington Worker Location Onsite Job Number 1235569 Date posted 02/07/2024
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Job Summary:

Provides skilled respiratory care and diagnostic services to in-patients, urgent care and clinic patients. Assists physicians in determining appropriate respiratory care modalities to achieve desired response. Supports patient care, customer service, and quality initiatives as integral part of multidisciplinary team in Urgent Care. Responds to urgent and emergency situations and provides appropriate respiratory support as needed.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides respiratory assessments, treatments, and modalities per protocol and as prescribed; assists physicians in determining appropriate respiratory modalities to achieve optimal outcomes

  • Supports patient care and customer service in Urgent Care by performing EKGs, blood draws, transporting patients, and participating in patient safety rounds and huddles; peforms other duties as delegated by charge RN or physician

  • Communicates effectively to achieve optimal safety and quality outcomes; documents all assessments, interventions, and effectiveness of treatments; supports quality improvement initiatives, collects data, and gives input regarding respiratory supplies and equipment

  • Functions as part of a multidisciplinary team; responds timely and appropriately to urgent/emergent situations to provide respiratory care and support

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as a respiratory care practioner (respiratory therapy) working and performing all acute care modalities.


  • Graduate of one or two-year respiratory therapy program or equivalent experience/education.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner License (Washington) required at hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support required at hire
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist Certificate required at hire
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Additional Requirements:

  • Experience with respiratory care modalities in acute care setting.
  • Capable of working independently.
  • NRP Certification - Central Employees only.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience as respiratory care practioner (respiratory rherapy) working in and performing acute care modalities.
  • Experience with all acute respiratory care modalities, including ventilators, arterial blood gas analysis, and emergency respiratory procedures.
  • Graduate of a four-year respiratory therapy program.
Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill Main Building Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 06:30 AM Working Hours End: 07:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J06|UFCW|Local 3000 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Central Campus South - Respiratory Therapy - 1130 Pay Range: $37.44 - $48.19 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest