Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist

Position: Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist

Job ID: 165397

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Transport Services

Talent Area: Respiratory

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7p - 7a

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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We are searching for a Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide quality respiratory care, treatment, and stabilization of critically ill patients during transport and on code/rapid response calls.
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  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating respiratory care to critically ill patients including neonates, pediatric and adult patients in an evidenced-based and family-centered manner during transport and as code/rapid response RRT
  • Demonstrates commitment and dedication to patients and families. In collaboration with the RN ,keep the family informed of a patient condition and plan of care. Serves as a patient/family advocate while caring for the patient and family.
  • Demonstrates commitment to program development and quality initiatives. Demonstrates positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills when interacting with patients, families, visitors and members of the health care team. Communicates effectively and maintains positive interpersonal relationships in working with colleagues, patients, families outside institutions/agencies and the public.
  • Responsible for maintaining professional development of self and others. Maintain clinical competence/expertise across all aspects of respiratory care and treatment –including: intubations/ventilator management/nitric implementation. Maintain competence in use of systems: Epic/EMS charts and other systems as indicated.


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Required Technical diploma in Respiratory Therapy with a preferred Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy
  • Licenses/Certifications
  • RCP - License  Respiratory Care - RCP by the Texas Medical Board 
  • BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association
  • PASSPORT - US Passport/Int'l Doc by the US Department of State (Required within 4 months of hire)
  • RRT-NPS - Cert-Neo/Pedi Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care (Required within 4 months of hire)
  • PALS - Cert-PALS by the American Heart Association (Required within 4 months of hire)
  • NRP - Cert-Neonatal Resusci Prog by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. (Required within 4 months of hire)
  • ACLS - Cert-Adv Cardiac LS ACLS by the American Heart Association (Required within 6 months of hire)
  • RRT CERT - Cert-Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care 
  • C-NPT - Cert-Neonatal Ped Transport by the National Certification Corporation (Required within 18 months of hire) Required 2 years of Critical care experience in a pediatric or neonatal intensive care setting or Pediatric EC experience in a Level 1 trauma center. Preferred 3 years of Critical care experience in a pediatric or neonatal intensive care setting, or Pediatric EC experience in a Level 1 trauma center

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