Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 5/1/2024
Job Type: See job requirements for other schedule information
Salary: $32 - $48/hour
Department: 0401.53500 CARN Respiratory Therapy

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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This is a day shift, rotating weekends and holidays


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.


  • 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 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’s degree required.
  2. Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in adult critical care environment and level III NICU, ECMO preferred, 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.
  4. Software/Hardware: Meditech, Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  5. Other: Training: Must obtain sufficient annual continuing education to maintain license.

TITLE: Lead Respiratory Therapist- Adult Respiratory Care


DEPARTMENT: Respiratory Therapy

FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt

REPORTS TO: Respiratory Manager & Director

DATE: 3/2019

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