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UW Medicine – Harborview Medical Center Respiratory Care Clinical Specialist Position Open


Req #: 164889
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 02/20/2019
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $6,748 – $9,658 per month
Shift: Night Shift

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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 full time night shift 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.

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.

Desired Skills:

•Bachelor’s degree
•Additional NBRC credentials (ACCS, NPS, SDS)
•Leadership experience

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of a RESPIRATORY care program approved by the State of Washington Department of Health, AND three years of RESPIRATORY care experience, OR equivalent education and experience.

Licensed as a RESPIRATORY Care Practitioner by the State of Washington and Active NBRC Registered RESPIRATORY Therapist credential. Maintenance of additional certifications as required.

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

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