As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW 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.
HMC Respiratory Care has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 90% FTE night shift RESPIRATORY CARE NIGHT LEAD. The Respiratory Care Lead provides advanced Respiratory Care to patients of all ages, (e.g., newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric). Care is provided under general supervision in all areas of Harborview Medical Center, intensive care units, acute care clinics and the emergency room. The Respiratory Care Lead performs all of the duties of a Respiratory Care Practitioner and in addition works on special projects, assigns work, instructs and checks the work of others.
Under general direction, the Respiratory Care Lead:
Utilizes the respiratory care process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to recommend, delegate, coordinate and proved safe, therapeutic respiratory care to patients;
Makes independent judgments/decisions and takes action regarding a wide range of routine and complex patient issues;
Collaborates with appropriate disciplines to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission through discharge in support of the respiratory, medical and nursing plans of care.
Serves as role model and provides guidance to other staff including review and evaluation of performance.
The Respiratory Care Lead performs specific leadership functions related to clinical practice, education, and/or management as delegated by and in collaboration with the Department Manager; provides leadership for unit and departmental activities that promote:
Delivery of quality respiratory care,
Effective problem solving and communication, and
Continued professional development for self and others.
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
Completion of a respiratory care program approved by the State of Washington Department of Health AND eighteen months of experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner OR equivalent education/experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Washington and must be RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist).
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.