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 UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s 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.
Licensed by the State of Washington as a Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner and must be RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.