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RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER (TEMPORARY/HOURLY)
Req #: 91881
Department: UWMC - RESPIRATORY CARE SERVICES
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 02/14/2013
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $24.51 - $36.13 per hour.
Union Position: Yes
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Notes: This posting is to recruit for a temporary/hourly position.
Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top 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.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within the Respiratory Care Services department has an outstanding opportunity for aTemporary/Hourly Respiratory Care Practitioner.The duties include but are not limited to:
Initiate, maintain and monitor continuous mechanical ventilation including high frequency ventilation.
Perform certain diagnostic and evaluative procedures, e.g., blood gas interpretation, transcutaneous CO2 monitoring.
Respond to neonatal emergencies as a member of the Code Blue team.
Effectively administer all forms of respiratory therapy including surfactant delivery.
Effectively communicate verbally and in writing the affects of respiratory care procedures and alternative procedures.
Assist in high-risk deliveries and transports.
Perform related duties as required.
Competitive candidates will have NRP and NPS credentials.
Completion of a respiratory care program approved by the State of Washington Department of Health OR equivalent education/experience.
Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Washington.
Demonstrated NICU experience.
The University of Washington is a leader inenvironmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) firstname.lastname@example.org.