Children's Mercy KC

Registered Respiratory Therapist - Full Time- Night Shift - $5,000 Sign On Bonus

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
7 days ago(5/21/2024 10:51 AM)
Posting Category
Allied Health
Varied shifts
Work Type
Full Time
Work Days
Work Hours
7 pm - 7 am
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Brittany McKown
Recruiter : Email

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


Calling all Respiratory Therapists!  If you are hired by Children’s Mercy, you will receive: 

  • $5,000 if hired as Full-time & Full-time Weekend Option (80-60 hours per pay period)


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.


  • Critical Care Staffing Pay - for extra shifts worked
  • NPS or AE-C certification - $1.00/extra per hour


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.


Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


  • 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 Required and No Experience necessary / On-the-Job Training
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist MO required upon hire
  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist KS
    • Employees must obtain Licensed Respiratory Therapist KS or equivalent within 1 year
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
    • Experienced RTs must be Registered 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 (NRP) Required 180 Days

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $29.01/hr, 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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