Respiratory Therapist III

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7251189 (Ref:10025201)

Posted: June 3, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $41.05 - $61.58 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Respiratory Therapist III

Join the transformative team atCity of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

A respiratory therapist assists in the treatment and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. They collect and analyze sputum, blood, and breathing specimens to determine the levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases. They administer treatments prescribed by a physician for patients with breathing abnormalities and perform technical tasks related to respiratory therapy procedures and protocols. They also interact with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to facilitate and promote optimal patient care.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Sets up equipment and medications and administers respiratory treatment as ordered by the physician; charts treatment, response, and progress.
  • Observes patients, checks equipment, and makes changes as necessary during patient rounds.
  • Records observations and services and completes patient records.
  • Responds and assists with basic life support in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation emergencies.
  • Participates in fire, safety and other training programs conducted within and outside of the medical center. Maintains current CPR card.
  • Performs EKGs and arterial blood gases.
  • Maintains established department policies, procedures, objectives, and quality assurance, safety.
  • Assesses and documents patients’ condition on ventilators to include ETT tube placement, cuff pressure (if appropriate), breath sounds, respiratory effort, color and any noted treads in secretion, pressures, etc.
  • Assesses and documents patients who are receiving respiratory treatments prior to and after treatment.
  • Assesses and provides patient and family education for every patient who received initial treatment, 02 therapy, procedure, or placed on ventilator. Evaluates patient’s or family members’ responses on the new interdisciplinary patient and family education flow sheet.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, workshops, and Inservice meetings, etc.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Ensure supplies are ordered timely. Report any equipment malfunction, ensure equipment is tagged and out of service till repaired.
  • Teach one education offering yearly to own department or with in organization.
  • Involved in one performance process within department to improve outcomes.
  • Assist with scheduling staff or coverage for sick calls.
  • Help and support role out of new technology or workflow processes.

Your qualifications should include:

Minimum Education:

  • As required for certification and licensure

Minimum Experience:

  • 5 years of Respiratory Therapist experience.

Req. Certification/Licensure:

  • California Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP)
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) American Heart Association

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, please CLICK HERE.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $41.05 - $61.58 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.


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Job posting number:#7251189 (Ref:10025201)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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