Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 5/16/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 0101.53500 SEH Respiratory Therapy
Lead Respiratory Therapist- Full-time, 40hrs/wk, weekends and holidays required as needed, RRT Required, BLS required.

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Boston University Teaching Hospital, provides patients and families access to some of Boston’s most respected physicians and advanced treatments offering specialized care, including:

  • Advanced Center for Cardiac Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic surgery program; Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Award-winning bariatric surgery program
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • State-of-the-art emergency care with short wait times

Our medical staff, made up of some of the highest rated physicians in Boston, treats patients in our community practices in neighborhoods, including Allston, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Weston.


  • Grow with a health system that supports career advancement
  • Competitive Pay & Salary Increases
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Locations close to home, that support work-life balance
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k via Fidelity, for eligible employees, with company match
  • Tuition Assistance / Reimbursement
  • Family atmosphere and team approach that provides flexibility
  • Opportunities to grow your career, and not change your employer
  • And much more!

Job Summary –

Functions as a working shift resource to provide direct oversight, assistance, support and problem resolution to Respiratory Staff, and may be scheduled for regular staff assignments as needed or requested. This includes organization of assignments and coverage of workloads. Provides superior customer service as referenced in the Steward Service of Excellence Standards.


Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Degree from an AMA approved program in respiratory therapy, Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in critical care environment, academic teaching institution preferred.
  • Previous Leadership experience with demonstrated clinical excellence required.

Minimum skills/abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be flexible with strong time management skills to accommodate a continuously changing environment.
  • Demonstrated clinical excellence.
  • Recent acute critical care experience.
  • Meditech
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications


  • Licensed in Respiratory Therapy by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • RRT Required.
  • Current BLS and ACLS required
  • NRP preferred.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all essential functions listed for the Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  • Possess, maintain and deliver high clinical standards in the assessment, administration, education, and observation of respiratory therapy as ordered by Licensed Independent Practitioners.
  • Provide direct oversight, assistance, support, and problem resolution to respiratory staff in all aspects of respiratory care, including organization, assignment, and coverage of workloads.
  • Responsible for resolving call offs while on site during shift and making appropriate actions to assure adequate staffing levels for following shift. Responsible to appropriately and timely address any issues or concerns that may develop. Provides coverage in absence of department leadership.
  • Act as a resource for development and troubleshooting for respiratory care staff. Actively supports and participates with clinical content and presentation of regularly scheduled intradepartmental meetings.
  • Assist in development of clinical care policies, procedures, and protocols. Ensure consistency in the application of those objectives.
  • Assist in the on-going evaluation, in-servicing, and purchasing of both new and existing equipment and supplies, providing input into departmental selection and function to ensure appropriate usage, inventory, and cost effectiveness.
  • Assist with respiratory rotations and clinical observations from multiple schools and disciplines, including but not limited to respiratory, nursing, emergency response, potential candidates, and high school programs.
  • Assist with quality improvement initiatives including data development and data collection.
  • Responsible for actively organizing weekly department meeting and participate on other hospital meetings or committees as requested by Respiratory Leadership.
  • Billing –reconciling daily billing.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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