Respiratory Therapist, RRT Pediatrics- Part-Time Nights

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(5/15/2024 11:52 AM)
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$12,000 Sign On Bonus, New Market Rates and Tuition Reimbursement!



Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, UChicago Medicine, in a detail-driven and influential role as a Respiratory Therapist with our Pediatrics team. Our employees deliver world-class care in an environment where opinions are respected, decision-making is rewarded, and teamwork is the order of the day. Our staff are encouraged to achieve their career goals, which in turn benefits all our patients and the University of Chicago Medicine as a whole.


In this role, the Respiratory Therapist administers respiratory care treatments, procedures, and protocols under the direct supervision of department leadership and physician. They provide for patient assessment to determine cardiopulmonary status and implement appropriate patient care protocols to maintain/improve cardiopulmonary hemodynamic status. The Respiratory Therapist initiates and maintains emergent and non-emergent non-invasive ventilation and invasive mechanical ventilation per department policies and protocols.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Administers supplemental oxygen/medical gas therapy; as prescribed by direct physician order or via established and approved departmental patient care protocols; documents such procedures appropriately and accurately into the EPIC electronic medical record.
  • Administers intermittent (Small Volume Nebulizer, MDI, etc.) or Continuous Medication delivery therapy (bronchodilators, steroid therapy, mucolytics, etc.) as prescribed or via established and approved department protocols. Documents such procedures into the EPIC electronic medical record appropriately and accurately, in real-time fashion. Properly assesses the patient during administration of such modalities.
  • Initiates and maintains non-invasive ventilation (NIV) procedures (BIPAP, CPAP, High Flow Cannula) on an emergent and non-emergent basis; assess patient status and the status of NIV equipment and patient tolerance of such. Implements necessary adjustments to assure best level of patient comfort and tolerance to achieve most effective benefit of therapy. Documents procedures into the EPIC system as required.
  • Provides for ventilator management (NIV and mechanical ventilation); appropriate hemodynamic monitoring/reporting of patient parameters (ventilator weaning parameters, spontaneous breathing trials, etc.). Documents information accurately and timely within the EPIC electronic medical record.
  • Performs Arterial Blood Gas analysis per hospital, department, and accrediting agency guidelines and standards of practice. Trouble shoots ABG analyzers; performs appropriate quality control and general calibration procedures as appropriate. Reports results accurately and timely, within established results turnaround reporting guidelines.
  • Provides for patient transport within the facility when patients are transported to other areas on oxygen delivery systems, mechanical ventilators, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • An Associate’s degree or higher from an approved & accredited Respiratory Care Program
  • An active certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care
    • Note: Certification as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) can be accepted, but the RRT must be obtained within 180 days of hire
  • A current Respiratory Care Practitioner license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to obtain said license prior to start
  • An active Basic Life Support certification from the American Heart Association.
  • Demonstrates effective & accurate communication and documentation skills (both verbal and written communications)

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher from an approved & accredited Respiratory Care Program
  • A Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification; Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification; Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification depending upon the patient care area assigned and the primary patient population served

Position Details:

  • Job Type/FTE: Part-Time (0.6 FTE)
  • Shift: Nights – 6:30pm to 7:00am
  • Unit/Department: Respiratory Care Services (Pediatrics)
  • CBA Code: Non-Union


Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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