Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 10/28/2022

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion, and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Lead Resp Therapist – Respiratory Therapy – 40 hours/week (Variable Shifts) | Weekends & Holidays Required | BLS Required | ACLS Required | RRT Required


  • 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 to actively organize weekly department meeting and participate on other hospital meetings or committees as requested by Respiratory Leadership.
  • Billing –reconciling daily billing
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 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.


  1. Education: Degree from an AMA approved program in respiratory therapy, Bachelor Degree required.
  2. Experience: Minimum of 10 years’ experience in critical care environment, academic teaching institution preferred. RRT required. Previous Leadership experience with demonstrated clinical excellence required.
  3. Certification/Licensure: Licensed in respiratory therapy by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. RRT Required. Current BLS and ACLS required, NRP preferred.
  4. Software/Hardware: Meditech, Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  5. Other: Training: Must obtain sufficient annual continuing education to maintain license.


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 assignment as needed or requested. This includes organization of assignment and coverage of workloads. Provides superior customer service as referenced in the Steward Service of Excellence Standards.

Additional Information

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.

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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