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Respiratory Therapist, May 2021 Graduate, Scottish Rite Campus

Work Schedule/Days:  Night / Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  62929



Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive patient care services. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • Associate's degree from approved respiratory therapy program


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
  • Current license in the state of Georgia as a Respiratory Care Professional required
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 1 year of employment
  • Must obtain Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential within 1 year of employment


  • No minimum experience required


  • Bachelor's degree


  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skills Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment




Technical Skills

  1. While clinical staff may serve a specific patient population, they have the potential to care for patients within the age population range served at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  Clinical staff will have competencies that will incorporate population specific guidelines.  This age population includes: N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, ALL - all ages.
  2. Demonstrates basic assessment skills.
  3. Accurately documents all aspects of the respiratory care process using electronic medical record if applicable to area.  
  4. Demonstrates “5 Rights” of medication administration.
  5. Manages care for basic unit load and progresses to care for increasingly complex patients.
  6. Understands and complies with The Joint Commission standards and National Patient Safety Goals.
  7. Accesses and follows policies.

Leadership Behaviors

  1. Completes Professional Development Plan and shows progress on personal learning goals.
  2. Demonstrates support of CHOICE through awareness of initiatives and providing input.
  3. Seeks resources by actively consulting with the interdisciplinary team.
  4. Supervises and ensures completion of tasks assigned to ancillary staff. 

Interpersonal Relationships

  1. Includes family in patient care.
  2. Provides effective education appropriate for learning needs of the patient/family.
  3. Communicates using the Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation technique (SBAR) with all team members and demonstrates effective communication skills.
  4. Demonstrates Children's Healthcare of Atlanta customer service behaviors.
  5. Demonstrates cohesive behavior among team members.
  6. Identifies situations of conflict involving patients, families, and staff and seeks appropriate resources for resolution.

Critical Thinking

  1. Plans patient care based on assessment.
  2. Recognizes signs of deteriorating patient and accesses resources appropriately.
  3. Utilizes resources on the unit to increase understanding of the care of unfamiliar patient populations.
  4. Participates in discharge planning with increasing responsibility and coordination.
  5. Displays basic prioritization and time management skills.
  6. Evaluates patient response to interventions and seeks support to adjust plan of care.
  7. Reads research/evidence-based practice articles posted on the unit.

Mandatory Requirements

  1. Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable.
  2. Maintains minimum of 15 continuing education units per year.
  3. Completes mandatory education requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.
  4. Completes unit-specific orientation successfully and provides documentation.
  5. Maintains active NBRC credential as required by job description.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Respiratory

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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