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Respiratory Therapy Job In Portland, Oregon

Respiratory Care Practitioner Lead

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Company: Legacy Health Profession/Specialty: Respiratory Therapy Location: Portland, Oregon 97209
Job Description
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Job Location: Emanuel Medical Ctr campus
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Position Status: Part Time - Benefitted
Avg Hrs/Wk: 24
FTE: 0.60
Pay Range: USD $31.07/Hr. - USD $44.42/Hr.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Non-union
Work_Days: Variable schedule, with weekends/holidays
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12
Shift Start Time: 18:30
Shift End Time: 07:00


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Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the staff at a designated site and/or department while also performing the duties of a staff member. Additional duties include coordinating workflow, problem solving and creating staff schedules.

A respiratory Care Practitioner performs respiratory therapy, ventilator management, code team, EKG, and other duties, which may include exercise stress testing and pulmonary function testing. Duties are performed according to physician's orders, utilizing knowledge and judgment concerning technique and patient treatment. The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for adult, geriatric, pediatric and neonatal patient respiratory care and the performance of technical duties as a member of the healthcare team.


Oversees the daily workload of the staff, including assignments, workflow, problem solving, etc.
Creates the staff schedule, including coverage for vacations and sick days.
Communicates staffing needs with the management team to assure staffing is appropriate and meeting department's productivity goals.
Within scope of the position, responsible for employee performance on a given shift. Brings larger employee performance issues to attention of Supervisor or Manager as appropriate.
Facilitates communication amongst staff, providers and management. Collaborates with other areas, site coordinators, departments and customers in problem solving and project management.
Assists the Clinical Specialist with the introduction of new equipment and staff education. Subject matter expert for advanced therapies and equipment.
Coordinates orientation of new staff.
Coordinates with contract services.
Coordinates the medical record process.
Oversees the on-site referral process.
May serve as the payroll timekeeper.
Oversees purchasing and supply maintenance in specified area.

2. COMPETENCY: Achieves and maintains advanced level clinical skills necessary to care for critical patients.

Demonstrates knowledge of monitoring equipment and proper interpretation of data including end tidal monitors and pulmonary mechanics.
Demonstrates ability to perform all modalities of respiratory therapeutic treatments and medications adhering to department policies and procedure.
As per site specific requirements, demonstrates ability to perform accurate diagnostic procedures which may include: 12 lead ECG's, holter monitoring, event recorders, exercise stress testing, bedside spirometry, PFT's.
Demonstrates knowledge of equipment, setup, function and ability to trouble shoot effectively.
Demonstrates ability to perform safely and with proper technique arterial blood sampling from puncture, arterial line, and umbilical line, as appropriate.
Demonstrates knowledge and function of Whole Blood Analyzers. Able to trouble-shoot equipment, using appropriate resources effectively. Performs and interprets QC data.
Demonstrates proper airway management techniques and assessment ensuring a patent airway
Demonstrates ability to effectively set up, operate and demonstrate clinical assessment and application in use of mechanical ventilation.
Demonstrates ability to safely administer specialty gases (iNO, Heliox, nitrogen mixtures) to mechanically ventilated & non-ventilated patients.
Assessment skills are kept current and are utilized with accuracy and efficiency for all age groups, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatrics.

PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF WORKLOAD: Performs cardiopulmonary procedures using the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the age of patients (neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric) served. Goals of the department are attained utilizing a clearly established daily plan of treatments, procedures, clean up and maintenance with cooperation through all shifts regardless of assignments or job title.
Completes and plans workload in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.
Flexible and adaptable in staffing and workload distribution.
Offers assistance to co-workers and acts as resource to enhance patient care.
Collaborates with health team members using appropriate resources (skill, knowledge, equipment and standards) to achieve positive outcomes.
Demonstrates thoroughness, anticipation of need, motivation and dedication in accomplishing job expectations which build confidence in co-workers, patients and management.
Performs tasks as assigned by management.
Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities by integrating CQI action plans into daily routine, participating in problem identification, data collection, data evaluation and process improvement plans.



For employees hired on.after January 16, 2011, minimum of an Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from a program accredited by the Committee On Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC) or accredited by the American Medical Association's Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).


Current applicable state Respiratory Care Practitioner/RT (RCPRT) license required.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) advanced practitioner credential by the NBRC preferred.

Current CPR/BLS certification required.

ACLS and/or PALS required within one year.

NRP required within one year.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.

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