Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Respiratory Care Practitioner-Per Diem

    Job ID
    Regular Per-Diem
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.




    The Respiratory Care Practitioner works under the direction of the department medical director to conduct diagnostic evaluations of normal and abnormal pulmonary conditions by administering a variety of tests to patients (spirometry lung volumes, blood gas draw, exercise testing). This position has knowledge of and follows guidelines for the standardization of spirometry equipment and performance as established by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Responsibilities include performing computer data entry, patient scheduling, administration of bronchodilators, and assisting/performing equipment calibration, quality control checks and supply ordering and inventory. This position maintains adherence to appropriate billing and compliance issues

    • Possess knowledge and theory of pulmonary anatomy and physiology, and be able to correctly perform tests, acquiring accurate results on all patients. Testing skills include drawing arterial blood gases (ABG) with the use of local anesthesia as needed. Skills should also include pulse oximetry, spirometry, the use of metered dose inhalers in pre- and post- bronchodilator testing, diffusing capacity, lung volumes by nitrogen washout and body plethysmography techniques, negative inspiratory and positive expiratory pressures (NIF, PEF), and airway resistance.
    • Able to set up equipment appropriately, explain procedures to patients and gain their cooperation, conduct tests and calculate test results for the physician, evaluate test reliability, patients performance and clinical implications.
    • Able to advise on patient pulmonary function needs and to recognize and assess alarm values in testing, reporting them to the appropriate physician /medical provider.


    • Washington State licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (LRCP)
    • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program (AA)
    • Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner
    • Bachelors degree preferred
    • Credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist preferred
    • Minimum two years of experience

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    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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