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At Northwestern Medicine, we understand the important role that respiratory therapists have in providing comprehensive care. As an integral part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your expertise, compassion and commitment to respiratory care.   

Respiratory Therapists at Northwestern Medicine

Whether you’re a student pursuing respiratory therapy, a recent graduate or an experienced practitioner, we encourage you to apply. At Northwestern Medicine, we take pride in being an academic medical center committed to shaping the future of medicine by training the next generation. We strive to provide a workplace environment that fosters a positive and inclusive culture, offering a space where you can expand your knowledge, refine your clinical skills and provide world-class patient care.


At Northwestern Medicine, an excellent patient experience begins with a world-class workforce. Just as we are committed to delivering better medicine, we are also committed to a better staff experience. In addition to a sign-on bonus ($15,000 for part-time staff; $20,000 for full-time staff) and competitive compensation, our benefits package includes:* 

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid parental leave
  • On-site child care at select Northwestern Medicine locations
  • Matching 401(k), contributing up to $19,000 per year to help you grow your savings for retirement
  • $250 reimbursable well-being fund per year ($125 for part-time employees)
  • Tuition reimbursement

*Only roles that indicate a sign-on bonus are eligible to receive the sign-on bonus.

Visit our Benefits page for more information.

Learn More About Respiratory Therapy at Northwestern Medicine


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Respiratory Therapist, Full-Time, Days $20,000 Sign-On Bonus

Respiratory Therapist, Full-Time, Nights - $20,000 Sign-On Bonus

Respiratory Therapist, Part-Time, Days - $15,000 Sign-On Bonus

Respiratory Therapist, Part-Time Nights $15,000 Sign-On Bonus

Contact Our Respiratory Therapy Recruitment Team

Have additional questions? Contact one of our Respiratory Therapy team members to learn more. 

James Pifer
Clinical Manager, Respiratory Care and PFT Lab

Tolaram Wadhwani
Clinical Manager, Respiratory Care and PFT Lab

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to our mission. We strive to build and support healthcare teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. And, by screening for social determinants of health and connecting patients with the resources they need to maximize their health, we are helping remove barriers to care, making health and wellness more accessible to everyone who seeks it.

Visit our Diversity and Inclusion page for more information.

Awards and Accreditations

In 2022, Northwestern Medicine was listed for a third consecutive year on the Becker’s Hospital Review 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare list. We were recognized for providing robust work-life support that includes career development and advancement, a competitive benefits package, health and wellness programming, flexible schedules and a rich organizational culture. 

Forbes ranked Northwestern Medicine No. 19 on its 2022 list of America’s Best Large Employers. The ranking was based on survey responses from employees of large companies who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, and to nominate organizations other than their own.

To earn national recognition, hospitals and health systems must show ongoing evidence of clinical excellence. Northwestern Medicine meets the challenge, and several of our hospitals are consistently among the top-ranked for patient satisfaction and quality of care.

Read more about honors, awards and accreditations received at Northwestern Medicine.

U.S. News & World Report

Northwestern Medicine is anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the only Illinois hospital on the national Honor Roll for 12 straight years and nationally ranked in 11 clinical specialties, per U.S. News & World Report, 2023 – 2024.

LQBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

Northwestern Medicine is designated as a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index.

Disability Equality Index

We have a top score and are designated as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index.


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