Job Description

Location: Steward Medical Group - North
Posted Date: 4/21/2023

Are you looking for an exciting, professional career with an organization that treats each individual with dignity and respect? We take pride in our work knowing that we each make a difference in the lives of our patients every day!

Steward Medical Group at Hawthorn Medical Associates seeks an enthusiastic, professional

Respiratory Therapist with a helpful mindset, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment! The successful candidate will:

  1. Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
  2. Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  3. Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.
  4. Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  5. Read prescription, measure arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patient condition.
  6. Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care.
  7. Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians' orders.
  8. Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.
  9. Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  10. Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
  11. Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears.
  12. Relay blood analysis results to a physician.
  13. Perform pulmonary function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results in therapy.
  14. Perform bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.
  15. Demonstrate respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel.
  16. Teach, train, supervise, and utilize the assistance of students, respiratory therapy technicians, and assistants.
  17. Use a variety of testing techniques to assist doctors in cardiac and pulmonary research and to diagnose disorders.
  18. Make emergency visits to resolve equipment problems.
  19. Conduct tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing, and lung capacity tests, to evaluate patients' cardiopulmonary functions.
  20. Perform all other work duties as assigned.


Current state RT license after successful completion of accredited Respiratory Therapy curriculum; CPR certification. High school diploma, BS preferred. Minimum of one year experience, preferably in clinic setting.

Skills and Abilities Required: Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress; bi-lingual communication skills helpful. Must possess analytical abilities necessary to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of Pulmonary Function Testing and Cardiology processes, techniques, and procedures. Maintains CPR certification and is capable of initiating emergency life support actions as necessary.

We offer:

Competitive compensation and benefits programs, educational reimbursement and more!

Convenient south coast location, convenient to I-195, free parking

Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit

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