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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Providence Health & Services

Portland, OR 97240
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**Providence is calling a Registered Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy (0.0 FTE, Variable Shifts) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.**
**This is a Resource position that will cover both Days and Nights and will need to pick up 4 shifts per month.**
We are seeking a Registered Respiratory Therapist to perform Respiratory care services in accordance with departmental standards, policies and protocols.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
+ Complete patient care in support of departmental policies, procedures, and protocols.
+ Provides appropriate, relevant support to the next shift and counseling with physicians, and nursing staff, including all age related issues.
+ Determines appropriate type of therapy for specific disease states.
+ Obtains arterial blood samples, performs bedside spirometry tests, performs oxygen saturation testing, and completes ECG testing as assigned.
+ Completes various mechanical life support, Bi-PAP (mask fitting and titration) procedures and and pulmonary bronchial hygiene techniques.
+ Maintains and enhances professional expertise through appropriate educational experiences.
+ Supports and participates in the department total quality management program.
**Required qualifications for this position include:**
+ Associate of Science degree in respiratory therapy or equivalent
+ Licensed by the Oregon Respiratory Therapist Licensing Board as Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)
+ Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
+ Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
+ Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months from date of employment for all staff working with the adult and pediatric acute care patient population
**About Providence in Oregon**
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
**For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:**
**Our Mission**
As expressions of Gods healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
**About Us**
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
**Schedule:** On Call
**Shift:** Variable
**Job Category:** Respiratory Therapists
**Location:** Oregon-Portland
**Req ID:** 270248
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