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Virginia Mason Memorial Respiratory Care Assistant in Yakima, Washington

All staff members at Yakima Valley Memorial must be in compliance with the Vaccination Policy, which includes the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine, by their first day of employment.


Accurately enters patient billing information as provided by department therapists. Accurately anticipates orders and maintains appropriate respiratory supply levels. Assists with the assembly and maintenance of equipment for all age ranges as previously initiated by the Respiratory Therapist. Assists Respiratory Therapy team as needed, and assists with patient transports.


  • Makes oxygen rounds on patients once per shift with exception of Pediatrics and NICU. Checks SP02 and liter flow/FI02 to orders, documents on patient and department records. Reports results to therapists per guidelines.

  • Documents non-functioning or damaged equipment.

  • Orients and educates patients in use of incentive spirometry.

  • Assists in bronchoscopies as needed.

  • Processes specimens as needed.

  • Organizes pre-procedure areas and cleans post procedure.

  • Participates in in-service education and department meetings as required.

  • Maintain accuracy in documentation and communication.

  • Participates in annual safety in-service covering chemical safety, electrical safety, fire safety, and biohazardous safety.

  • Utilizes supplies and equipment adequately.

  • Performs accurate data entry for billing purposes.


    Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent required.

    Experience: Experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

    Licenses/Certificates/Registration: American Heart Association BLS required. Washington State (DOH) Nursing Assistant Certification preferred.


    Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. YVM also includes a multispecialty team of more than 300 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.

    We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution!), competitive compensation, and a diverse workforce that is passionate about patient care. At YVM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported.

    As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! Our vision at YVM is creating healthy communities one person at a time. With such an important goal, we work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

    “Yakima Valley Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”