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Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy- FT; 36 hrs/wk 7p-7a w/weekends (9364)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

When you work at Children’s, you’re part of a treasured place of healing in the Omaha community—and beyond. Join our team of highly engaged, caring professionals who believe deeply in the organization’s mission—to improve the life of every child. We support equity, diversity and inclusion, and as you apply your skills and expertise to helping children, you too will have opportunities to grow your career. In 2021, we’ll open the new Hubbard Center for Children, tripling our capacity to serve children.

When children are your everything, anything can be…

Children's is searching for a   Respiratory Therapists, Respiratory Therapy to provide appropriate respiratory care specific to the pediatric population in accordance with the hospital policy/procedure.  Assesses, plans and implements appropriate respiratory plan of care based on the cardiopulmonary needs of the patients. Evaluates effectiveness of plan of care and recommends revisions to the multidisciplinary care team.

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
  2. Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, methods and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physician’s orders.
  3. Read physicians’ orders, measure arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patient’s condition.
  4. Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears.
  5. Monitor patient’s physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  6. Administer therapeutic gases including nitrogen, nitric oxide, heliox, etc.
  7. Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians’ orders.
  8. Maintain charts that contain patient pertinent identification and therapy information.
  9. Inspect, clean, test, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently and notify manager/supervisor when repairs are necessary.
  10. Educate patients and/or their families about the patient’s condition and teach appropriate disease management techniques such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
  11. Perform broncho-pulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.
  12. Conduct lung capacity tests to evaluate patient’s cardiopulmonary functions.
  13. Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  14. Complete all required respiratory therapy competency tests within specified timeline.
  15. Demonstrate competency in identified technical skills for the respiratory department at the specific work area.



  1.  Other duties may also include Clinical Instructor (schedule dependent on the contract with Respiratory Therapy schools):
  • Supervise contracted Respiratory Therapy (RT) students from specified schools in the clinical hospital setting.
  • Orients RT students to their role in the hospital, which includes scope of service, policies and procedures, patient safety, and professionalism.
  • Orients RT students to the equipment used by RT at Children’s.
  • Provides opportunities for directly supervised hands on learning in the clinical setting.
  • Responsible for accurate completion and documentation of all Respiratory Therapy performed with RT students.
  • Responsible for accurate “Hand off” of patient information and ordered Respiratory Therapy performed with RT students.


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  1. Other duties as assigned.



  • Demonstrates competency in technical skills related to the Respiratory Therapy department.
  • Graduate of an accredited AMA approved school of respiratory care accredited by the National Board of Respiratory Care required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an AMA approved accredited school in respiratory care preferred
  • Minimum 1 year experience in respiratory therapy preferred
  • Experience working with pediatric patients preferred


  • Current and valid Nebraska license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner required.
  • Current and valid National Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential required.
  • Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
  • Current and valid National Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential required within one year of hire.
  • Current and valid National Registered Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Therapist (RRT-NPS) credential within three years of hire.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required within 6 months of hire.


Job Details

Date Posted July 27, 2020
Requisition 1233-2302
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Respiratory Therapy
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
7p-7a Every Other Weekend
Hours 36 hours per week
Start Date 1969-12-31
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-1126.00 Respiratory Therapists
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Problem Resolution
  • Pediatric Care
  • Respiratory Therapist

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