Job Description

Respiratory Therapist - PRN

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 between the hours of 7am - 7pm.

Job Overview

The respiratory care practitioner is a professional caregiver who assesses the respiratory needs of patients and works closely with physicians, nurses, and other health care team members to administer all respiratory care procedures that provide the maximum therapeutic and diagnostic benefit to the patient. The respiratory care practitioner also administers non-invasive cardiology procedures dependent to the individual’s capabilities and training, i.e. EKG, HOLTER

Knows indications, contraindications and equipment for basic respiratory therapies, including oxygen, aerolized medication, humidity, volume expansion, secretion clearance and arterial blood gas sampling, analyzer and machine maintenance. Knows, indications and contraindications and equipment for ventilator support, including non-invasive and volume ventilators. Ability to set up, check functionality and clean all types of ventilators.

Ability to document verbal order, assessments, teaching interventions and therapy notes in the medical and departmental electronic medical record. Is able to intervene appropriately based on changes in patient status. Notifies appropriate RN and MD.

Performs as a member of the Rapid Response and Code Team. Duties to include all phases of airway management, ABG draws, CPR, EKG, and ventilator support when needed.

Can perform 12 lead EKG’s, knows correct lead placement and able to recognize artifact and ominous findings.

Cleans, assembles and tests equipment per department policy. Identifies equipment problems and notifies lead therapist and manager.

Knows where all supplies are stored in the department and throughout the hospital and who to contact to order supplies. Knows where to find test results, i.e. EKG, HOLTER, PFT’s. Know how to operate the department fax machine.

Education/Experience Level

  • Current Georgia license as a Respiratory Therapist (or eligible for immediate Georgia licensure).

  • RRT-Registered

  • Required - minimum Associate Degree and 1 year experience

  • BLS/CPR and ACLS required.

  • Ability to perform EKG’s required; experience with PFT’s and/or bedside spirometry preferred.

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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