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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Therapist II (on call) Pulm Cardiac Rehab in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling an on call Respiratory Therapist II (Pulmonary Cardiac Rehab, Day Shift, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Perform mechanical ventilation set-ups, monitoring, assessment of equipment/patient interfaces, and makes appropriate changes based on ABGs for both pediatric and adult ventilators. Performs bedside PFTs.

  • Maintain current ABG competencies. Must be able to perform a complete respiratory assessment and make recommendations/changes based on the assessment, as allowed by protocols and hospital/department policies.

  • Communicate patient’s status to health care team. Collaborates with the patient, family and members of the health care team; develop, implemen, and monitors an individualized plan of care which reflects a standard of care based on best practices and evidence-based medicine.

  • Actively engage in positive communication, feedback and on-going development of self and team.

  • Take an active role in building and maintaining an environment that fosters open communication, patient and family centered care and healthy collegial relationships.

  • Demonstrate adaptive/timely communication based on individual patient/family needs.

  • Document competent in the input and retrieval of information within the various forms of written and electronic documentation.

  • Legibly document patient care activities and information in an accurate, concise and timely manner and follows all hospital and department requirements.

  • Enter billing and charge information completely and accurately.

  • Consistently demonstrate and promote safe patient care practices: (i.e., hand-washing, positive patient identification, communication, reduction of infection risks and inclusion of patients/families concerns and access to health care team.)

  • Provide safe quality care in an efficient, cost effective manner. Follows proper procedures and utilizes safety equipment appropriate for job.

  • Follow all policies and regulations related to employee and patient safety. Remains current with Annual Safety Update and Blood-Borne Pathogens annual training.

  • Report any unsafe condition or accident/injury immediately to the Charge Therapist, Supervisor or Manager and if on unit to the Charge Nurse.

  • Participate in department QI Program by collecting and/or compiling data, composing reports, and offering suggestions on ways to improve respiratory service.

  • Participate as an active member of improvement teams.

  • Dispense prescribed Respiratory Therapy medications and consults with staff physicians regarding orders related to Respiratory Therapy services.

  • Be knowledgeable of adverse reactions and contradictions to all modes of respiratory therapy and is able to initiate immediate corrective action.

  • Ensure patient safety by following all procedures related to the safe and effective delivery of medication.

  • Reports any medication error through the hospital’s reporting system.

  • Complete continuing education for Compliance, BLS, ACLS, and PALS or NRP as required by the department’s annual competency plan for the job.

  • Attend staff meetings, seminars, etc. to increase knowledge of new techniques. Adaptive to change and updated patient care practices within an evolving health care environment.

  • Demonstrate advancement of professional respiratory practice through continuing education, required training, certification and participation in department activities.

  • Actively promote evidence-based medicine by remaining current with respiratory therapy education, journals, etc.

  • Support and assist with orientation of new staff and students.

  • Safeguard all forms (electronic, written and oral) of confidential information as it relates to patients, their families, medical staff and employees.

  • Be aware of and compliant with organizational policies regarding Fraud and Abuse, conflict of Interest and the Code of Conduct.

  • Recognize the role that the cultural diversity of patients and their families, employees, medical staff, volunteers andcommunity members play in achieving productive and positive relationships.

  • Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served.

  • Adhere to all hospital and department protocols, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 5 years prior critical care experience as Respiratory Therapist.

  • Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Those obtaining NBRC credentials after July 1, 2002, must provide proof of credential renewal every five (5) years.

  • In addition to RRT, Respiratory Therapists performing in the Pulmonary Function Lab must also be certified or registered as a Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT, RPFT) through the NBRC or eligible to participate in the next available certification examination.

  • Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certifications.

  • Newly hired Therapists who do not have these current certifications have one month (1) from hire for BLS and eight (8) months from hire for ACLS and PALS to obtain.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Day

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 257461