Respiratory Therapist Lead in Vancouver, Washington

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PeaceHealth is seeking a Respiratory Therapist Lead for a Full Time, 0.90 FTE, Day position.

The salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $41.18 – $61.32. The hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to education, training, work experience, terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement, seniority, etc.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

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PeaceHealth’s community of health care professionals in the Vancouver area include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, a 450-bed tertiary-level hospital with complete services, and PeaceHealth Medical Group, a multi-specialty group serving communities throughout Clark County.

Provides Cardio-Pulmonary services to patients as prescribed by physicians. Works collaboratively with all healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization. Cares for the Cardio-Pulmonary needs of complex critical patients from newborn to the adult in an independent manner.

Details of the position:

  • Directs patient care activities on the unit for the shift by making/adjusting staff assignments and ensures optimal patient outcomes.

  • Acts as a clinical resource on procedures and standards for staff and physicians. Monitors staff compliance.

  • Initiates investigation of incident reports when situation necessitates immediate action; otherwise refers for further evaluation/action as appropriate to Clinical Supervisor/Manager and/or Director.

  • Performs essential functions of the staff Respiratory Therapist.

  • Participates in various intermittent department tasks including, but not limited to, audits, quality assurance, statistical record keeping, patient charting and other special projects as specified by Manager.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Accredited Program Required: Respiratory Care Program. 2-year AMA-approved Respiratory Care Program

  • Minimum of 2 years Required: Experience in acute care as a Respiratory Therapist

  • Preferred: Experience in adult ICU, Pediatrics, and Neonatal

  • Required: Must be able to care for patients from neonate to adult independently

  • Required: Respiratory Care Practitioner – Washington

  • Required within 6 months: Registered Respiratory Therapist

  • Required: Basic Life Support

  • Minimum 4 years of Respiratory Therapy experience; preferred 6 years.

  • Experience in adult critical care units, ER, and Floors within the last 6 months.

  • Must be familiar with and able to troubleshoot advanced Respiratory Therapies and equipment.

  • Able to support NICU/pediatric if required; set up equipment, attend low risk deliveries, and assist in other duties as assigned after initial training.

  • Must maintain competencies, skills, and recurring education in all areas as assigned.

  • PALS, ACLS, NRP and BLS are all required upon hire.


  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Required)

  • Previous leadership experience (Preferred)

  • Must be able to set up, operate, and trouble shoots all respiratory related equipment in a quick and efficient manner. (Required)

  • Must know how all respiratory equipment operates, the limits abilities, and how the equipment effects patients (Required)

  • Must be able to quickly assess acute, critical care resident situations and respond with a decisive and appropriate course of action. (Required)

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility ( .

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.


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