Respiratory Therapy Instructor-Full Time

Renton, Washington
Instruct and implement the Respiratory Therapy program to educate students by the curriculum standards and objectives.


  • Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials for semesters.
  • Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based on student needs and established curriculum.
  • Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row.  Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.
  • Review student success rates and implement a plan to reduce student withdrawals.  Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program.  Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
  • Maintain student grades by established policies.  Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.
  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
  • Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, field trips, and visits to therapy clinics.
  • Prepare lectures, labs, and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.
  • Assist and advise students with the Respiratory Therapy program curriculum.
  • May assist and coordinate externships for Respiratory Therapy students.

 The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


  • Associate degree from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or training from an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) in Respiratory Therapy OR
  • A minimum of four (4) years of job-related training and experience for those instructors who are not graduates of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
  • Three (3) years of occupational (i.e., practical) experience in a hospital/clinical Respiratory Therapy.
  • One (1) year of instructor experience in an accredited respiratory therapy program preferred.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) State license.
  • Current license, certification, or other designation as required by local, state, or federal laws to work in the respiratory therapy field.
  • Verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other computer skills.


The State of Washington Office of Governor issued Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 21, 2021. As an operator of a higher education institution, Pima Medical Institute is required to comply with the proclamation, and therefore the following shall apply:

  • Employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021, as a condition of employment. 
  • Fully vaccinated means that an individual is two weeks past the final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination unless a medical or religious exemption is requested and approved.  Information on how to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption will be available to the selected candidate in the offer letter.