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A leading pediatric hospital, CHOP has one of the largest pediatric research programs in the world. The nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children, it has over 500 beds at its primary facility in Philadelphia and is a leader in formal pediatric medical training, pediatric emergency medicine, and adolescent medicine.  We are now expanding with a brand new facility in King of Prussia!

Newly increased starting rates!

Respiratory Therapist - 72 hours Biweekly - Any Shift - Philadelphia & King of Prussia Campuses

The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) practices at the level of a clinically competent to proficient in the field of respiratory care. The RRT at this level demonstrates competence in caring for patients with emergency, acute, and intensive care needs with minimal guidance. The RRT demonstrates clinical leadership skills through contribution to standards of care and department goals. They serve as a role model for other staff, a preceptor for new employees and participates in endeavors to increase respiratory care knowledge.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs delegated tasks for select number of patients and families.

  • Provides proficient care for patients and families using a holistic approach.

  • Documentation reflects outcomes and appropriate revision of patient care provided and utilizes current hospital standards, policy and procedures.

  • Develops new problem-solving approaches, compares one whole situation with another rather than relying on rational calculation, and can take risks because he/she is no longer preoccupied with technical mastery.

  • Ability to recognize family needs related to child’s diagnosis/condition.

  • Recognizes impact of self in therapeutic relationships.

  • Able to organize and prioritize based on the changing situations rather than by predetermined goals.

  • Able to read situations and set priorities.

  • Analyzes, interprets, and prioritizes data in order to provide individualized care based upon complex clinical judgment.

  • Differentiates between therapeutic and non-therapeutic relationships and establishes therapeutic boundaries.

  • Incorporates diverse family system needs and methods of coping into treatment plan

Required Licenses, Certifications and Credentials

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).

  • A valid license to practice respiratory care in Pennsylvania.

  • Current Basic Life Support certification.


  • Associates Degree from a CoARC accredited school of Respiratory Therapy (Bachelor's preferred)



  • At least one full year prior respiratory care experience is required.


For more information and to apply online CLICK HERE and type in "Respiratory Care" in the search box to view open positions.

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