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Respiratory Therapist III Transport Team
CHOP | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

Job Summary


The Respiratory Therapist III (RT 3) practices at the level of a competent-to-proficient practitioner of respiratory care.  He/she provides care to neonatal/pediatric patients and their families and maintains a clean, comfortable environment.  The RT 3 demonstrates competence in caring for patients with complex problems.  In addition, the RT 3 demonstrates clinical leadership skills through contribution to standards of care and departmental goals.  The RT 3 also serves as a role model for other staff and a preceptor for new employees.   He/she also participates in endeavors to increase respiratory care knowledge.

Job Responsibilities


  • Provides proficient care for patients and families using a holistic approach.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in professional practice.
  • Incorporates research into clinical practice.
  • Initiates the development of professional and educational activities.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

BLS - Basic Life Support

DRL - Driver's License

NPS - NPS-Respiratory Cert

RRT - Regist Resp Therapist Cert

Required Education and Experience

  • A certificate of completion in respiratory care from an AMA approved respiratory care program is required.
  • An Associate’s degree is required.
  • Prior respiratory care experience is necessary.
  • Successfully worked as a Respiratory Therapist II.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic


  • An Associate’s degree is required.  Bachelor’s degree

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to provide basic respiratory care to children.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to teach others appropriate utilization of financial resources and make recommendations.

About CHOP

About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.

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