Respiratory Therapist Residency Program

Are you a new graduate Respiratory Therapist looking for your first opportunity?
Are you looking for a Respiratory Therapy residency program that invests in YOU, your career, and your future?

If so, we invite you to apply for our Respiratory Therapy Residency Program. This is a unique opportunity to be given educational and clinical training in areas such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care, and Cardiovascular Recovery. This 2-month long residency will allow new graduates to obtain specific experience through an intensive program and then transition to staff roles within the Respiratory Care Department at Providence Health. 

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 program.  

How do I Apply?

Click here to visit our Careers page and apply online

**We will be holding interviews during the months of June-July. The program will start in September 2021.

Respiratory Therapy Residency Program overview:

  • Hands-on experience with equipment and mentoring.
  • Clinical training and instruction.
  • Clinical training may consist of day, night, and weekend shifts.
  • Offers one-on-one clinical education provided in each patient care area that is formally structured using pathways and specific timelines.
  • Receive mentorship from a nurse and respiratory educator.
  • Attend training sessions designed to stimulate critical thinking skills.
  • Participate in classroom activities that address key clinical topics.

Program Requirements

  • Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program.
  • South Carolina Respiratory Care Practitioner license must be active prior to starting date.
  • Required Certification: Certified or Registered as a Respiratory Therapist (CRT/RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
  • BLS (American Heart Association) required prior to the start date.
  • New Grad to 12 months of hospital RT experience.
  • Available to work the schedule of your preceptor throughout orientation.


For more information, contact La Tanya Love at

Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence Health's two full-service hospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinical expertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providence became part of the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changed its name to Providence Health to better represent the full complement of its services. Driven by quality, compassion, and Christ, Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.

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