Registered Respiratory Therapist

Cleveland Clinic

Garfield Heights, OH

Job posting number: #7237733 (Ref:ccf20281023)

Posted: April 19, 2024

Job Description

At Cleveland Clinic, you will join a team of dedicated caregivers while providing compassionate and patient-centered care to the community. As one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations, Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Therapists help patients with a wide range of lung diseases and respiratory disorders, including asthma, bronchitis, COPD, lung cancer, and more.  

As a Registered Respiratory Therapist, you will work alongside caregivers from different departments, including anesthesia, intensive care, pulmonology and more. You will be actively providing assessment, treatment, care, and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies. Your primary duties will include but are not limited to: 

• Preparing patients for the correct type and frequency of treatment based on diagnosis and developing a care plan. 
• Educating family and patients about the specified illness and provide information about our programs. 
• Monitoring patient care and administrating medications and treatments. 
• Performing and evaluating respiratory practices and care modalities. 
• Perform record keeping per patient's conditions. 

The ideal caregiver is someone who: 
• Currently is certified as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory care 
• Currently is certified as an Ohio Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) Board licensure and Basic Life Support (BLS).  
• Has experience managing a high volume of patients.  
• Has strong empathy skills and is passionate. 
• Prioritizes multitasking in a stressful environment.  
• Works well in a collaborative, team-based setting.  

The work culture in this department is positive and communication is clear between all team members. You will be supported by leadership and professional development is encouraged. Cleveland Clinic will assist you by offering flexibility with your schedule, work life balance, and promotion opportunities.  

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare. 


  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
  • Directs respiratory staff for delivery of care. Implements and monitors patient care plan.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.
  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes.
  • Educates the patient and family about the illness and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
  • At sites where applicable, the employee will perform blood gas puncture and analysis.
  • If the employee is designated as a Technical Consultant by the blood gas Laboratory Director, the employee must meet minimum qualifications as specified by the CLIA code of federal regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided for validation.


  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care.

  • Ohio Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) Board licensure.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through American Heart Association (AHA) and/or Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) certification when appropriate for site.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Prior experience in critical care preferred.
  • Neonatal/pediatric experience preferred when appropriate for site.
  • Prior experience performing invasive procedures preferred when appropriate for site.

Physical Requirements:

  • Good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Normal hearing and vision or corrected to normal range.
  • May require sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7237733 (Ref:ccf20281023)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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