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Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics Respiratory Therapist in Salem, Oregon

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are part of a network of state of the art medical facilities located within the heart of the Willamette Valley. At Salem Health, we pride ourselves on being a community centric, diverse organization that has been voted a top workplace by our employees for three years running.

We continually strive to provide innovative paths to learning and growth while maintaining an environment of strategic problem solving objectives through Lean driven principles. We understand that hardworking, conscientious and compassionate team members are one of our most valuable assets and we are always looking for outstanding people to join our team.

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics complies with the Oregon COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Staff in Healthcare Settings. Every candidate who accepts a position with Salem Health will be required to furnish proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting employment ("Fully vaccinated" means having received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose of COVID-19 vaccine). Details can be found on the Oregon Health Authority site here.

Up to $5,000 Relocation Assistance

Your Role With Us:

Salem Hospital, a not-for-profit Level II Trauma facility, is one of Oregon's largest acute-care hospitals, is home to the busiest ER on the West Coast, and is currently licensed for 494 acute-care beds.

We are seeking a driven Respiratory Therapist to join our well-established program, comprised of more than 60 respiratory practitioners. As a Therapist on our team, you will assess and treat a wide range of patient populations, from neonates to adult, afflicted with acute and chronic breathing issues. As a team we practice together, though offer significant autonomy so you can excel within your scope and expertise. Our program offers continuous training and top notch equipment to work with.

Core Functions:

  • We utilize many respiratory modalities, including:

  • Aerosol therapies


  • Ventilators

  • High Flow oxygen therapy

  • Opportunities to train in pulmonary function testing, discharge navigators, NICU and bronchoscopies.


  • High school diploma or equivalency.

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist as recognized by the NBRC.

  • Valid Oregon licensure to practice as an RCP in Oregon.

  • BLS credentials through the American Heart Association.

Why Salem?

Salem, Oregon is uniquely positioned geographically to serve a broad catchment area including metropolitan and rural communities and boasts active lifestyle opportunities unique to the Pacific Northwest. Our family friendly-safe community offers excellent primary and secondary educational programs including, public, private and Montessori, as well as private and community colleges. As the state capital, our community hails in government, and enjoys a variety of cultural community events, including the World Beat Festival, Salem Art Festival and much more! Salem is close in proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Range mountains, world-renowned wine country, and is situated along the interstate with easy access to Portland and the international airport. There’s something for everyone, and we invite you to learn more about our vibrant community via this video - There's Something About Salem, Oregon!

We have many excellent opportunities available! To view all of our openings, please visit our career page at

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by law. Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

Requisition ID: 2021-9359

Street: 890 Oak St SE

Maximum Salary (DOE): DOE

Shift (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): Nights

Hours Each Week (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): 36.00