Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org.
The respiratory care discipline at Children's is generating a new perspective with cutting-edge clinical and diagnostic services including the development of clinical treatment protocols for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory care is provided in a collaborative environment where the clinical and technical expertise of the respiratory care staff is valued by nursing and physician professionals. Respiratory care staff are encouraged to participate in clinical and operational processes, education of peers and patients, and research activities. Respiratory care plays a vital role in Children's national recognition for patient safety and family-centered care.
Respiratory therapists are involved in airway management, ventilatory support (including high frequency and NAVA), asthma education, point of care testing, cystic fibrosis disease management, and emergency respiratory interventions. We are a vital part of the rapid response team and the code team.
We value teamwork, open communication, safety and respect. We embrace an environment that encourages learning and professional growth. Our team is committed to providing excellent care to our patients and families.
The Respiratory Therapist performs specific respiratory care duties and responsibilities under the supervision of the medical director. The Respiratory Therapist must be able to adapt to the particular area of duty assignment and must be able to perform special duties required by the assignment. The Respiratory Therapist performs all respiratory care procedures in accordance with established policies and procedures
The Respiratory Therapist must have advanced knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology and other sciences related to respiratory care and be able to demonstrate these to others. A thorough understanding of the drugs used in respiratory care procedures is required. The Respiratory Therapist must exhibit mature judgment, honesty, integrity and a high sense of responsibility. Work must be performed with a high degree of accuracy and particular attention to detail. The Respiratory Therapist must be able to use tact and judgment when dealing with physicians, nurses, other hospital employees, patients and their families. The verbal ability to explain various procedures being performed or demonstrated to other employees, patients and their families is essential.
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by The National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Successful completion of the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialty (NPS) examinations within 1 year of employment.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
PALS, NRP certified or within 6 months of employment.
Education: Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care Program.
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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Children’s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.