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Children's Pediatric Respiratory Therapy 

Residency Program

At Children’s, we go above and beyond to welcome, train and assist new respiratory therapists as they transition out of school and into their careers. Our Pediatric Respiratory Therapy Residency Program provides you a comprehensive introduction to our specialized pediatric environment. You’ll experience the joys and rewards of working with kids ages 0 to 21, and you’ll benefit from vast clinical exposure during your customized training. Plus, you’ll have camaraderie and support from other new graduates, fellow respiratory therapists and other team members every step of the way. Apply today!
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Apply to the Children's Respiratory Therapy Residency Program To streamline your application process, apply to the Respiratory Therapy Residency Program specific to your graduation date.
  • The application for December graduates is posted below. Apply today!
  • The application for May graduates will be posted in January. 

At Children’s, we provide everything you need to enhance your skills, feel supported and find success. Join our Pediatric Respiratory Therapy Residency Program and let Children’s help you launch a career you love!  

Awarded for excellence in respiratory care

Our respiratory therapy team sets the standard for quality care, and the American Association for Respiratory Care is taking notice. Children’s was awarded the AARC Apex Recognition Award for 2023-2024 in recognition of our team’s exemplary demonstration of best practices in respiratory care. This puts us among an elite group meeting the stringent criteria required for award selection. 
Our 12-month residency program is longer than many, giving you plenty of time to grow, learn and familiarize yourself with the pediatric environment. During this training, you’ll participate in:
  • System-level classes 
  • Specialty-specific classes 
  • Orientation at the bedside with a team of preceptors
  • Simulations 
  • Hands-on training and practice of clinical skills and the latest respiratory care equipment early in the program to increase confidence at the bedside
  • Classes with tips on easing your transition, covering topics like cultivating a healthy work culture, building resilience, addressing moral distress, educating patients and families, developing leadership skills, and growing your career at Children’s 

See why top respiratory therapists choose Children’s

Children’s respiratory therapists know firsthand the fulfillment that comes from pursuing a career at a place where your work is your joy and your passion is your job. Watch the video to get a closer look at what this team believes sets Children’s apart from the rest.

Where We Provide Care

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Emergency Departments

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Cardiac Intensive Care
​​​​​​​and Acute Care Units

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Neonatal Intensive Care Units

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Pediatric Intensive Care Units

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Technology Dependent
​​​​​​​Intensive Care Units

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Inpatient Rehabilitation 

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Response Transport

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Sleep Centers

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Outpatient Clinics

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Day in the Life: Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory therapists like Maya play a huge role in helping save kids’ lives. She credits her team’s diversity, dedication and their compassionate approach to care—as well as her own years of experience—for making it possible to offer the advanced care necessary to help kids breathe easier.
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It’s a Great Time To Be On Our Team 
Now is a pivotal moment to join our team! Our healthcare system is transforming for the better. One of the most visible signs of our growth: the expansion of our North Druid Hills campus, which will include Arthur M. Blank Hospital, a 19-story, 2-million-square-foot facility opening September 29, 2024. Join us as we take a giant step forward in our effort to expand access to advanced pediatric care.