Registered Respiratory Therapist Lead

SCL Health
Denver, CO
Post Date:
December 08, 2022
Job Status:

SCL Health is investing in our most valuable resourceYOU!


Apply today to join our amazing team and benefit from our increased total reward offerings! 


To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization we will offer, for Full-Time candidates, to a $15,000 sign on bonus and a $5,000 relocation assistance if applicable, 1+ year or more of experience.


For Part-Time candidates, we will offer a $5,000 sign-on bonus and $5,000 relocation assistance to those that have 0-12 months experience. 






You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Respiratory Therapy Lead




You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence  Magnet designation  by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As a Respiratory Therapy Lead you need to know how to:



  • Lead the work of the shift, acting as a resource, and providing support to other department associates. Perform, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic testing procedures according to protocol in complex patient care departments, including critical care, neonatal, and/or surgery. Obtain arterial gases. Oversee and troubleshoots the operation of equipment for optimal patient care. Initiate Respiratory Protocol according to department criteria. Initiate interventions based on the interpretation of assessments.
  • Administer medications in a timely and safe manner. Evaluate effect and re-evaluates appropriately and according to protocol. Ensure that progress of patient is communicated to staff, physicians and other departments.
  • Maintain awareness of assigned patients overall condition. Communicate and share patient information with the physicians and nurses. Make appropriate recommendations for patient care. Recognize the educational needs of patients and families in relation to health promotion and wellness. Teach patients and families self-care techniques and modalities.
  • Complete documentation according to departmental standards. Accurately documents productivity information. Monitor supplies and equipment and notify appropriate person when supplies are low, out on loan or broken. Utilize time effectively to achieve productivity standard, including utilizing low census time when patient load does not support full productivity.
  • Support the leadership team in coordinating quality and patient safety initiatives. Coordinate orientation and onboarding of new associates and supports the leadership team in evaluating and documenting competencies. Identify potential areas for improvement including processes that could be streamlined or revised to improve patient satisfaction. Identify potential safety hazards that may create problems for patients and/or staff, and takes appropriate actions.
  • Participate in department human resource functions. May participate in the interview process and provide feedback to leadership team on candidates. Provide education/training and performance feedback for associates in the department. Participate in policy and procedure development. Present and document staff meetings as required.



Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • Graduate of AMA approved program for Respiratory Therapy, required
  • Current license for Respiratory Therapy in the state of practice, required
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, required
  • Health Care Provider Life Support certification, required
  • ACLS is required for critical care. Additional may be required for specialty areas (PALS, NALS, etc.)
  • Two (2) years of hospital experience including critical care as Therapist, required
  • Membership in national professional organization (AARC, NBRC), preferred
  • Two (2) years previous work experience as an advanced (critical care) or lead therapist, preferred







Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Respiratory Therapist Lead on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.


Contact us today at [email protected] or 303-812-4927 to speak with an intake specialist. We look forward to connecting with you!   






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