Rehab Services Careers at Lifespan

Respiratory Therapist Job

Job Number: TMH18463

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist

Department: Respiratory Care - 1103071

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under the general supervision of the Manager or Lead Therapist of the Respiratory Care Department, administers respiratory care to patients, obtains and analyzes blood gas specimens, and performs sleep studies and pulmonary function tests as ordered by a physician. Performs all essential functions with consideration of the age-specific needs of the geriatric, adult, and adolescent patient. Fosters patient and family centered care and healthcare services, in accordance with the Lifespan and The Miriam Hospital’s mission, vision, and values, with consideration of the life span, including all developmental stages as well as cultural patterns.


Associates Degree in an AMA-approved respiratory therapy program. Must be licensed by the State of Rhode Island as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

Interpersonal skills – to instruct and calm patients. Analytic skills – to interpret blood gas reports, calculate results of pulmonary function tests and synthesize interrelated data from various medical disciplines. Leadership ability – to establish priorities, assign work to practitioners when assigned charge responsibilities, and instruct students.

Ability to operate all respiratory therapy and diagnostic testing equipment.

All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age-specific needs of the patients.


One year of experience as a respiratory therapist preferred.