Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington 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.
UWMC Respiratory Care Services has an outstanding opportunity for two part time temporary/hourly Respiratory Care Practitioners. Respiratory Care Practitioners deliver the prescribed therapeutic and diagnostic procedures such as:
•Administering oxygen, including humidification and aerosolization.
•Administering other medical gases such as Nitric Oxide and Heli-Ox.
•Delivering aerosol medications and demonstrating full understanding of necessary equipment, precautions, interactions and dosing.
•Providing Bronchopulmonary hygiene.
•Assisting with bronchoscopies and intubations.
•Assessing the patient's readiness for extubation.
•Managing artificial airways.
•Managing invasively and non-invasively ventilated patients with various modes of ventilation.
•Responding to emergency codes and providing emergency care.
•Making appropriate clinical decisions in emergency situations.
•Transporting and ambulating patients on mechanical ventilators.
•Obtaining arterial blood gas samples.
•Educating the patient about disease processes and treatments.
•Actively participating in multidisciplinary rounds.
•Providing education to other members of the healthcare team, including physicians, nurses and students of various professions.
Additionally, the Respiratory Care Practitioner adheres to compliance practices of:
•Documenting required information in the patient's electronic medical record, and communicating that information to the members of the healthcare team.
•Processing, inspecting, and testing all equipment to insure proper functionality and notifying Biomed if repairs are needed.
•Demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills to work productively with patients, families, staff and co-workers.
•Accepting directives, maintaining confidentiality, avoiding discrimination, and upholding the ethical standards of the profession.
•Protecting patients and employees by adhering to all safety precautions, UWMC and departmental policies and procedures.
•Meeting departmental standards for quality and customer service.
•Other related duties to position as assigned.
Completion of a respiratory care program approved by the State of Washington Department of Health
Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Washington.
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.