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Providence Health & Services Respiratory Therapist II in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist II (Respiratory Therapy, Variable Shift, 1.0 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:

  • Be responsible for assessing the patient’s respiratory status and recommending appropriate therapies.

  • Implement therapies and evaluate patient response to therapeutic interventions.

  • Assess, analyze, customize, coordinate and communicate the patient’s plan of care and actively collaborate with other members of the health care team.

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

  • Communicate patient’s status to health care team.

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy education program accredited by the Joint Commission on Respiratory Therapy Education (JCRTE)

  • Credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or a Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist (NPS) certification - Those obtaining NBRC credentials must provide proof of credential renewal every five (5) years.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 1 month of hire

  • Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification within 8 months of hire

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) certification within 8 months of hire

  • 5 years of experience in Pediatrics Respiratory Therapy, NICU/PICU

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associates 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 236853