Kadlec Respiratory Therapist (NICU/ICU) in Richland, Washington


Kadlec Regional Medical Center has an exciting opportunity for a Respiratory Care Practitioner to join our growing Respiratory Therapy team located in Richland, Washington!

Shift Details: Full time, 0.9. Variable/Primarily Night shifts.

About our Respiratory Therapy Services: An integral part of our NICU, ICU, Emergency Department, Pediatrics, and adult Acute Care units, our Respiratory Therapy Services staff have the opportunity to participate in many house-wide initiatives for patient care. Additionally, our Respiratory Therapists operate a growing pulmonary function lab which includes metabolic and exercise stress testing. Neurodiagnostic Services are available to both inpatients and outpatients of all ages, and our Certified Asthma Educators offer asthma education free of charge. Home sleep studies are a nice alternative to the traditional sleep lab, and are now available through our Healthplex. In 2013, Kadlec Regional Medical Center Respiratory Department was recognized as one of the Best of 2013 Respiratory Care Departments in the nation by RT Magazine.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy.

  • Washington State licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

  • National credentials as a CRT or RRT.

  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS. ACLS, PALS, NALS (or ENCP in place of NALS), or NRP required within 12 months of employment or after assigned to population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited educational institution preferred.

  • One year experience as a respiratory care practitioner in an acute care medical setting preferred.

  • NICU/ICU experience preferred.

  • Prefer bi-lingual or multi-lingual skills.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

As a Respiratory Care Practitioner you will be responsible to see that all treatments/procedures

are carried out according to the provider orders. Respiratory therapy operates

within all areas of the medical center and assignments will be made based on

skills and abilities. Care is provided in areas of the medical center,

including but not limited to NICU, Adult ICU, Emergency Department, Birth Center

and general medicine. Respiratory Therapists may also work in the outpatient

pulmonary rehab area, as well. Pulmonary Function Lab operates as a separate

entity and requires additional specialized training.

  • Provides respiratory care to patients as ordered by physicians.

  • Performsroutine and non-routine procedures.

  • Reviews patient chart and physician's orders; sets up equipment, dispenses medications and administers care; e.g., oxygen therapy, humidity therapy, airway management, resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, ECG's, arterial/venous puncture and blood analysis and pneumocardiograms.

  • Performs routine and non-routine procedures.

  • Respondsto medical emergencies, including but not limited to, cardiac/respiratorycodes, rapid assessment teams, high risk deliveries and trauma within theMedical Center.

  • Documents on the patient's chart all contacts, care given, supplies and equipment used.

  • Instructs new patients and caregivers in treatment modalities.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —


Our Mission

Provide safe compassionate care. We promise to answer the call of every person we serve; to know them, care for them and ease their way. We are committed to safety, compassion, respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence and collaboration.

About Us

Located in sunny Tri-Cities, WA, Kadlec is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the region. Kadlec is the premier choice for customer service excellence, providing compassionate healthcare to the region by combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with evidence-based, patient-focused care. Kadlec is proud to be part of Planetree (Planetree.org) and continues to be recognized nationally as a “Best in Class Employer”. Kadlec does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. EOE.To learn more, click here: http://www.kadlec.org/careers/about-kadlec

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Respiratory Therapy

Location: Washington-Richland

Req ID: 181408