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Respiratory Therapist


This is a Contract position in Port Alexander, AK posted September 14, 2020.

We Want You to Join our Team Southeast Alaska is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, proudest Native cultures, and thriving pioneer spirits.

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) helps to keep it healthy.

A healthcare career with us, means becoming a central contributor protecting Alaskan lives and communities.

If you long for a lifestyle that includes combining rewarding work with fresh air, outdoor adventure, and living among neighbors who know your name and always happy to see you, SEARHC has your job solution.

Position functions within the Respiratory Care department at Mt.

Edgecumbe Hospital to provide respiratory therapy modalities per protocol and those ordered by physicians to improve the cardiopulmonary conditions of patients from neonatal to geriatric ages.

Performs in a professional manner, respects confidentiality, and demonstrates qualities endorsed by following the seven Standards for Service Excellence outlined in the SEARHC Human Resources Manual.

Most difficult aspects; Miscalculation of ventilator settings or dosages of medications.

Failure to maintain equipment, which may result in incorrect readings.

Responsible for following policies and procedures related to the administration of respiratory services.

Impact; If policies and procedures are not followed, unsafe and improper healthcare may be given.

Maintains compliance with all state, federal, TJC (The Joint Commission), other regulatory body standards and hospital requirements related to provisions of respiratory therapy services and understands legal consequences of actions and interventions.

Education/Experience Equivalent to graduation from high school and successful completion of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy Two years’ experience as a certified Respiratory Therapist preferred.

Certification Credentialed by the NBRC as a Certified Respiratory Therapist or Registered Respiratory Therapist at time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of: Anatomy and physiology; Respiratory care modalities for adults, pediatrics and neonatal patients; Interpreting arterial blood gases.

Skills In: Skilled in use of mechanical ventilators; Performing arterial blood gas sampling; Applying cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Ability to: Work alone/unsupervised; Assess and Prioritize; Work under adverse conditions such as communicable infectious diseases.

Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1
– 3 years Bonus/Commission: No