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Respiratory Therapist II

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Jul 2, 2022

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Life Sciences
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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 and in Arizona.

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.

Position Summary

Performs technical work in the application of respiratory therapy procedures and protocols. Interacts with physicians, nurses and others to facilitate and promote optimal patient care.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • 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.
  • Accesses medications from medication room within scope of practice and according to proper protocol. Access in automated medication dispensing cabinets will limit access to certain drugs.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, workshops, and inservice meetings, etc.
  • Assists in monitoring compliance with quality assurance standards in related field of expertise.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • As required for certification and licensure

Minimum Experience:
  • Two years Respiratory Therapist experience preferred.
  • Req. Certification/Licensure California Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP) or
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
  • Valid Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS)

Pref. Certification/Licensure:
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Multiple positions available
  • Shifts--both Day and Night shifts available
  • Per Diem

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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