Oregon Health & Science University

Respiratory Therapist 2 - Pediatrics

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Respiratory Care Services
Salary Range
$36.89 - $50.63 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.

Department Overview

  • This is a Pediatric Respiratory Care position. Work units include NICU, PICU, Emergency Department, and pediatric & adult acute/intermediate care wards.
  • Respiratory Care Practitioners at OHSU provide bedside respiratory care modalities in accordance with hospital and departmental guidelines as ordered by healthcare providers.

Function/Duties of Position

***New-hires are eligible for hiring & relocation bonuses***

  • Provides therapeutic interventions including but not limited to: airway management, therapeutic gases and ventilator management, newborn resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Performs diagnostic procedures including but not limited to: sampling of arterial blood, bedside spirometry, spontaneous ventilatory parameters, point of care testing.
  • Therapeutic modalities and communication approached with reference to age specific needs of the patient, including Doernbecher Children's Hospital Family Centered Care Program.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of current and all new care modalities and equipment.
  • Completes all competency testing, required in-services and activities. Takes personal responsibility for maintaining competency for equipment and modalities within the Respiratory Care Practitioner scope of practice.
  • Seeks assistance in managing workload as needed.
  • Recognizes the need for guidance and uses expertise of others when appropriate.
  • Utilizes appropriate chain-of-command and committee process to effect change.
  • Charts and charges all services provided per policy.

Current Pediatric Positions Open:

  • Nights - Full Time: 5
  • Days - Full Time: 1

Required Qualifications

  • A current, valid Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner's (LRCP) credential issued by the Health Licensing Office for the State of Oregon
  • Current, valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Minimum of an associate degree from a respiratory therapy education program supported or accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics required within 6 months
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) issued by the American Heart Association required within 6 months
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NPS) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2 years neonatal or pediatric critical care

Additional Details

This position comes with fabulous benefits! Highlights include:

  • Vacation - up to 208 hours per year, pending length of service for full-time employees
  • Sick Leave - 64 hours per year for full-time employees
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • OHSU is a non-profit organization, so we qualify for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discounts

Pay: $36.89 - $50.63 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.


All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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