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Respiratory Care Clinical Specialist – Harborview Medical Center

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.

Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Respiratory Care Clinical Specialist. Under general direction, the professional Respiratory Care Practitioner at the Respiratory Specialist level utilizes the respiratory process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to recommend/consult, prioritize, delegate, coordinate, and provide safe, therapeutic allocation of respiratory resources to patients. Makes independent judgments/decisions and takes action regarding a wide range of routine and complex staffing 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.

The Respiratory Care Specialist performs specific leadership functions related to clinical practice, education, and/or management as delegated by and in collaboration with the Respiratory Manager.  As assigned by the Respiratory Manager, assumes patient care supervisory, and preceptor responsibility.  Provides leadership for unit and departmental activities that promote:

  • Delivery of quality respiratory care,
  • Effective problem solving and communication.
  • Continued professional development for self and others.
  • Serves as role model and provides guidance to other staff including review and evaluation of performance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Washington.

Desired Skills:

  • Completion of a respiratory care program approved by the State of Washington Department of Health AND three years of respiratory care therapy experience, OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Certifications:  L-LR | RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER – WA State

To apply, please visit http://www.uw.edu/jobs and search for job requisition #174308.

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