Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist

Cleveland Clinic

Weston, FL

Job posting number: #7135934 (Ref:ccf18027578)

Posted: March 23, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world. 

In this pivotal role, the Lead RRT will Provide managerial and clinical leadership to the staff of the Respiratory Therapy Department within designated specialty area while performing the duties of a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.


  • Provides clinical and managerial leadership to the respiratory staff as designated by departmental management
  • Monitors daily operations of assigned areas and acts as a resource person for staff
  • Assigns therapist workload and adjusts staffing based on patient volume
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement, projects and in-services
  • Provides feedback on staff performance
  • Assists with development and implementation of Respiratory Therapy Policy/Procedures/Protocols
  • Acts as a Respiratory Care liaison by developing/maintaining communication with the multidisciplinary care team.
  • Assists with developing and providing ongoing orientation/training for newly hired therapists, existing staff, nursing and LIPs.
  • 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.
  • Performs duties outlined in the Respiratory Therapist job descriptions and participates as part of the assigned therapist workload and all duties as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Graduate of an accredited program in Respiratory Therapy
  • Associate's Degree required
  • Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided for validation



  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the NBRC.
  • State of Florida Department of Health License Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA), and/or certified as a Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) (as appropriate to site).
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through American Heart Association (AHA) (inpatient only as appropriate to site)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) (inpatient only as appropriate to site)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA). (inpatient only as appropriate to 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:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Respiratory Therapy including critical care or a specialty environment is required or must possess a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in Respiratory Therapy including critical care or a specialty environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Requires normal hearing and vision or corrected to normal range.
  • May require sitting, standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
  • This position requires proficiency in treatment of respiratory disorders for inpatient and outpatients with various media, i.e. oxygen, therapeutic gases, inhaled medications and positive pressure devices.
  • Interpretive skills frequent interactive and consultative associations are inherent in this position.
  • The ability to retrieve, communicate or otherwise present information in a written, auditory or visual fashion is essential.
  • Physical Duties: Moderate to heavy lifting and positioning of patients.
  • Moderate pushing and pulling of equipment.
  • Working Conditions: 100% air-conditioned.
  • Moderate risk of exposure to blood or air-borne pathogens.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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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