MD Anderson Veteran Jobs

Job Information

MD Anderson Cancer Center Registered Respiratory Therapist - day shift (6:30am-7pm) in Houston, Texas

The Respiratory Care team provides a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient health care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With the help of highly trained equipment techs and internal information system support, our therapists can focus on the essentials of quality patient care. To do so, respiratory therapists are systematically assigned specific areas to promote respiratory excellence. Respiratory Care provides services to a full range of patients from toddler to the elderly with emphasis in acute and critical care.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

*MD Anderson Cancer Center has Respiratory Therapist opportunities in our Respiratory Care department. Join our community of exceptional Respiratory Therapist and earn an additional $10,000 incentive. The ideal candidate will be a Registered Respiratory Therapist and licensed with the Texas Medical Board as a Respiratory Care practitioner.*

Shift: Days 6:30am-7pm with rotating weekends and holidays


Patient Care :

Administers various respiratory care modalities, as ordered by physicians, or based on approved protocols.

Conducts pre and post modality assessment through direct contact and chart review.

Performs appropriate respiratory assessment; interprets clinical data; evaluates patient breathing effort, ventilatory pattern, and use of accessory muscles to develop plan of care based on this assessment; analyzes, interprets, recommends POC based on ABG and other clinical data.

Documents accurately and timely, and maintains departmental records. Participates in shift report to effectively communicate all relevant information to upcoming shift.

Ensures proper selection, assembly, use, and cleaning or disposal of equipment and/or supplies used in the delivery of respiratory services in accordance with infection control practices and based on department policy.

Recognizes and rectifies equipment malfunction.

Patient Safety :

Integrates patient safety principles into all aspects of care.

Monitors and evaluates patient care and processes in an effort to identify opportunities to improve safety and quality of patient care.

Responds timely and appropriately in emergency procedures such as airway management, resuscitation, intubation, and MERIT calls.

Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.

Communicates with the supervisor/charge RT and biomedical engineering department of malfunctioning equipment.

Acts as steward of resources.

Education and Leadership:

Acts as Shift in-charge to ensure adequate staffing for all shifts; division of patient care assignments; responding to patient/family concerns; allocation of equipment and supplies.

Attends staff meetings, in services, and education seminars according to departmental guidelines.

Provides patient and/or family education related to specific respiratory modality.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent, and Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an approved and accredited program or university.


Required: None

Preferred: Two years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist



Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Basic Life Support (BLS) by AHA

Advanced Life Support (ACLS) by AHA

Licensed by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) to practice Respiratory Care.

Please Note: You may be required to interact with Covid-19 suspected and/or positive patients. You will be provided with appropriate Protective Equipment (PPE). The required PPE will involve a Fit Test. Proper fitting may necessitate trimming or shaving facial hair because beard growth or facial hair prevents the necessary seal between the respirator and the face.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 140728

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Days, Rotating, Weekends

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 59,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 74,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 89,400

  • Science Jobs: No

© The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center