Respiratory Care Therapist II, Transport Team

Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago

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Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's - to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho the largest region of any children's hospital in the country.

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals for the 27th year in a row.

We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America's best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values:

Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it's delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


As an integral member of the Transport Team, the Transport RT functions within the Scope of Practice as defined by Washington State, the AARC Scope and Standards for Respiratory Care Practice, and adheres to Seattle Children's Hospital policies/procedures and guidelines of care. Responsible for the safety of patients prior to and during transport to medical care facilities.

This includes the provision of basic patient care as well as advanced life support measures required to stabilize the critically ill or injured patient, demonstration of proficiency in neonatal and pediatric critical care respiratory practices and knowledge of the adaptations necessary for patient management in the ambulance or aircraft and during transit. The Transport RT must also be familiar with ambulance and aircraft operating procedures and safety practices. Must be available for on-call and as scheduled.

Assists in meeting Seattle Children's strategic goals by incorporating the initiatives to support the strategic plans into the daily work, i.e. Continuous Improvement and Innovation (CII), Seattle Children's Values, etc.

The Transport RT serves as a team member along with Registered Nurses, and Emergency Medical Technicians within the mobile transport team. Must be available for call.

Employee must maintain a weight of at or below 225 pounds, including uniform [and equipment].


Required Education/Experience: - Graduate of accredited school of Respiratory Therapy.

  • Minimum of two years current pediatric intensive care (PICU), cardiac intensive care (CICU), or neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience. Required Credentials: - Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) - Current Washington State RCP License

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required to be obtained by 10/29/2019 if position start date is on or before 2/11/2019

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required to be obtained within 3 months of position start date if hired after 2/11/2019 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) Those without NRP will be required to obtain NRP during the orientation, but no later than 6 months from the start date within the position. Preferred: - Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy or Health Related Field

  • Neonatal-Pediatric Specialty certification (NPS) from the AARC

  • Neonatal-Pediatric Transport (C-NPT)

  • Previous Critical Care Transport experience preferred

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Respiratory Care Therapist II, Transport Team

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