Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist

Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist job in Albuquerque, NM

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular


Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, Full-Time, Days, Albuquerque, NM.
  We are looking for a Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist to join our team in Albuquerque, NM. 
  This full time job is located at Lovelace Medical Center, in the heart of Albuquerque. We are an acute care hospital providing comprehensive care, including around-the-clock emergency care, surgical services, non-invasive robotic spine surgery, cardiology, stroke care, radiology and oncology services, including the state’s only Gamma Knife Center for non-invasive radiologic brain surgery.   

  Lead  Registered Respiratory Therapist Job Requirements: 

  • Provides clinical leadership and promotes quality patient care by training and leading assigned staff. 
  • Collaborates with the manager and/or director in developing and revising department quality assurance, performance improvement, policies, procedures, and protocols. 
  • Serves as a department liaison and first line of contact with patients, providers, and staff. 
  • Coordinates and oversees the safe delivery of complex, non-routine treatments of patients. 
  • Orients new hires/new staff members in their functional area. 

Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist Education and Experience Requirements:


  • Associates Degree or Diploma from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program
  • Desired: Bachelor’s Degree in related field; Certification in clinical specialty
  • One year critical care experience and one (1) year of related supervisory/lead experience in hospital setting.
  • Desired: Three (3) year of related experience
  • Current NM Respiratory Care License
  • BLS, ACLS or National Specialty Certification.
  • Desired: AARC Membership; National Specialty Certification.

Why Lovelace?

  • Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
  • Midas+ Platinum Quality Award, 2016
  • Truven Top 15 Health System, 2016
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for quality achievements in best specialty, cardiac, orthopedics, neurosciences, pulmonary, vascular and gastrointestinal categories.

Lovelace is a drug-free employer with smoke free campuses.

  ID: 14067

Department / Location

Respiratory Therapy
Lovelace Medical Center - Albuquerque, NM