Respiratory Extern/ Respiratory/ Dallas Job

Children's Health - Respiratory Therapy Careers

Job Number: 52022

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 6-12-2018


Position Summary

This position delivers limited respiratory care support services under the supervision of an individual who holds a certificate issued under the Texas Civil Statutes, Article 45121 assisting in providing care to patients and their families. The extern program also provides educational opportunities related to pediatric respiratory care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides direct patient care to patients inpatient units under the supervision of a licensed respiratory care practitioner (RCP), including: 1. Aerosol Therapy 2. CPT 3. MDI 4. Suctioning 5. Oxygen Therapy 6. Pulse Oximetry 7. Incentive Spirometry 8. Plan of Care 9. Patient education 10. Set-up of respiratory care equipment
  • Recognize and communicate changes in patient condition or when to seek a licensed RCP
  • Assist in maintaining the adequacy, orderliness, and safety of the unit's environment, equipment and supplies
  • Participate in the activities of the unit, including: meetings, in-services, and continuing education at the direction of the licensed RCP, Team Leader or Clinical Manager.



  • High school diploma required; additional training beyond high school required
  • Completion or scheduled completion of the pediatric clinical portion of accredited program prior to completion of the didactic portion of the externship program required
  • Current enrollment in the final year of an associate, bachelor, or master accredited respiratory care program required

Licenses & Certifications

  • CPR certification required


  • Minimum 6 months - 1 year of related experience required

Specific skills, knowledge, and abilities

  • Must be able to utilize efficient and effective methods for performing job; and utilize resources appropriately
  • Must be able to utilize the National Patient Safety Goals to provide a safe environment for patients and maintain a safe environment for self and others
  • Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner on the phone and in person; and the demonstrated use of good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess the ability to interact with peers, executives, patient families and other vendors in a manner that represents Children’s positively
  • Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance
  • Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
  • Must possess the ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Must possess the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and to prioritize

Physical Demands

  • Medium - Exerting 20-60 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.

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