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Children's Mercy Kansas City Respiratory Therapist in Kansas City, Missouri

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Thank you for considering Children’s Mercy! Half a million times a year, a child comes to our doors. We take care of them all, fulfilling our non-profit mission. Joining the CM team means being a part of a caring environment where people are passionate about helping children get well. Whether clinical or non-clinical, we are all here for the same reason – our patients and their families! Read more below about this position and apply if you feel this organization and job are a fit for you.


Under the direction of the Medical Director and Director of Respiratory Care each therapist provides safe, proficient, and comprehensive delivery of Respiratory Care services to all ages of patients of Children`s Mercy Hospital. Provides accurate documentation of services performed, provides instruction for students and assists with orientation of new employees. Completes other tasks as assigned. Able to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


  • Provides neonatal and pediatric airway management and mechanical ventilation.

  • Provides respiratory treatments, including bronchial hygiene, inflation therapy, inhaled medications.

  • Provides education to patients, families, fellow respiratory therapists and the multidisciplinary team.

  • Provides inhaled medical gas therapy, including oxygen, medical air, blended gases, nitric oxide, nitrogen, heliox, etc.

  • Applies and evaluates non-invasive and invasive monitoring such as pulse oximetry, end-tidal carbon dioxide, transcutaneous carbon dioxide, arterial blood gases, etc.

  • Participates in hospital emergency responses such as code blue, rapid response, trauma, emergency ambulatory response system, etc.


  • Associate's Degree and No Experience necessary / On-the-Job Training

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist KS

  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist MO

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist

  • Employees must obtain Licensed Respiratory Therapist KS or equivalent within 180 days

  • Employees must obtain Registered Respiratory Therapist or equivalent within 180 days

  • RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist New Graduates have 180 days to obtain the RRT Required Upon Hire

  • RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist New Graduates have 180 days to obtain the RRT Required Upon Hire

  • American Heart Association BLS Required Upon Hire

  • American Heart Association PALS Required 180 Days

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Required 180 Days

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $22.22, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

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Requisition ID 2021-14488

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago (4/12/2021 4:47 PM)

Posting Category Allied Health


Shift Night shift

Work Type Full Time 60-80

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Location : NameMAIN CAMPUS

Recruiter : Full Name: First Last Kathryn Evans