Respiratory Care Therapist
We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.
A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development
CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. We provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.
The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for patient's pulmonary function; maintaining adequate oxygenation and ventilation status; supports life by planning and administering medically prescribed respiratory therapy.
- Managing invasive and non-invasive ventilation
- Assessing vital signs and response to therapies
- Providing oxygen therapy, assessing patient response, and providing appropriate therapies to meet the patient’s oxygen requirements
- Obtaining and analyzing arterial blood gas samples
- Determining home oxygen requirements
- Administration of aerosol-based medications
- Delivering appropriate care in the event of a medical emergency (code blue, rapid response)
- Managing artificial airways
- Consulting with physicians and members of the medical team to recommend a change in therapy, plan of care for patients, and developing treatment plans
- Placing ultrasound guided peripheral IVs and arterial lines
- Analysis of chest x-rays, lab results, and pathology reports
- Educating and counseling patients regarding pulmonary health, disease management and prevention, tobacco cessation, and discharge instructions related to pulmonary/respiratory issues
- Performing diagnostic testing related to lung function and capacity (pulmonary function testing)
- Performing diagnostic testing related to the cardiovascular system (electrocardiogram, stress testing)
- Assisting physicians in diagnostic procedures (bronchoscopy)
- A minimum of two years, with at least one year of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience, 3-5 years preferred
- Graduate of an accredited Associate of Science Respiratory Therapy program Associate of Occupational Studies, Associate of Applied Sciences
- Bachelor of Science Degree preferred
- Current license to practice Respiratory Care in Arizona
- Experience with homodynamic monitoring is required
- AHA – BLS and ACLS certifications required
The Best Place to Work
We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK. Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.
Beyond The Resume, What We Look For
We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.
Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment? Visit www.cancercenter.com/careers to begin your journey.