Job Description

Therapist, Respiratory

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Full Time- Day Shift

Hours: 6:00am-6:00pm, 3-12 hour shifts.

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)

Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years, with at least one year of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience is required, 3-5 years of ICU experience is preferred
  • Graduate of an accredited Associate of Science Respiratory Therapy program Associate of Occupational Studies, Associate of Applied Sciences is required, Bachelor of Science degree is preferred.
  • Current license to practice Respiratory Care in Arizona
  • PFT experience is preferred
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist credentials through the National Board of Respiratory Care
  • BLS, ACLS (American Heart Association is preferred)

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

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