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Respiratory Therapist

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC)
Sitka, Alaska
Closing date
Jul 10, 2025

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Full Time

Job Details

Pay Range:
$39.43 - $51.29

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it's a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Provides respiratory therapy modalities per protocol and those ordered by physicians to improve the cardiopulmonary conditions of patients from neonatal to geriatric ages.
Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job
  • Participates in the assessment, administration, and evaluation of respiratory therapy treatments, pulmonary function testing, performs extubations, airway management and ventilatory life support to critical adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients
  • Participates with other health care professionals in obtaining, interpreting and evaluating pulmonary function tests, arterial blood gases, airway management and respiratory treatments
  • Provides instruction to patients in the use of respiratory therapy equipment, inhalation gases and other therapies related to the treatment of respiratory diseases and/or the promotion of respiratory wellness

Other Functions
  • Responsible for the cleaning, care and maintenance of all equipment used in the delivery of respiratory treatments and pulmonary function testing
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This position does not require supervisory responsibilities.

Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required
  • Equivalent to graduation from high school and successful completion of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Credentialed by the NBRC as a Certified Respiratory Therapist or Registered Respiratory Therapist at time of hire.
  • High school diploma or GED

Experience Required
  • Two years' experience as a certified Respiratory Therapist preferred.

Knowledge of
  • Respiratory care modalities for adults, pediatrics, and neonatal patients

Skills in
  • Use of mechanical ventilators skillfully and offers alternative solutions; cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Ability to
  • Accurately interpret arterial blood gases; use of mechanical ventilators; work alone/unsupervised
  • Work under adverse conditions such as communicable infectious diseases

Travel Required
  • Up to 25% travel expected.

Required Certifications:

Certified Respiratory Therapist - National Board for Respiratory Care

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!



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We want you to join our team!

Southeast Alaska is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, proudest Native cultures, and thriving pioneer spirits. SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) helps to keep it healthy.

Every career with SEARHC comes with a positive work culture, a team with shared values, and competitive benefits. SEARHC offers sign-on bonuses for Registered Nurses, Hot Jobs and Certified Nurses Assistants.

At SEARHC, we are passionate about enhancing the health and wellbeing of our team as well as the communities we serve.

We Embody our Values:

  • Respect
  • Cultural Identity
  • Service
  • Professionalism
  • Compassion
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3245 Hospital Drive
United States

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