Job Description

Respiratory Therapist - Per Diem Days

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

***Must be able to work at least 1 shift per week- 6:00AM-6:00PM. Must have vascular access experience!***

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)

  • Establishing and Managing artificial airways (Endotracheal Intubation and LMA)

  • 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)


Experience: A minimum of two years, with at least one year of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience

Education: Graduate of an accredited Associate of Science Respiratory Therapy program Associate of Occupational Studies, Associate of Applied Sciences

Licensure: Current license to practice Respiratory Care in Arizona

Certification: Registered Respiratory Therapist credentials through the National Board of Respiratory Care



Pay Range

$23.39 - $38.56

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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