Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements


A Certified Respiratory Therapist (current employee) or a newly graduated Registered Respiratory Therapist, with less than one year of work experience at Harris Health System. Entry level knowledge base has been validated by successful completion of NBRC requirements for professional RCP licensure. 

Administer medical gas, aerosol, continuous mechanical ventilation and other modalities under the supervision of the supervisor. Demonstrate competence to adapt work and customer service  assistance methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.


Provides all aspects of Respiratory Care to patients in assigned areas according to hospital and departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.


Educational Requirements:
Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program or its equivalent

Experience Requirement:

  • 0 - 1 year of clinical experience in respiratory care, preferably in neonatal and/or adult intensive care units.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Required:

  • Current licensure from Texas Medical Board to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Current credentials by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (if new grad).
  • Current BLS is mandatory and must be maintained.

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Basic computer skills required; Must be knowledgeable in the current practices of Respiratory Care;
Must have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally with other members of the health care team. 
Must have the ability to build and sustain interpersonal relationships with all members of the healthcare team.

Working Environment:
Patient care units including critical care and ER.
Exposure to blood and body fluids.
Universal precautions required.
Extended periods of walking and standing required.
Minimal lifting, pushing and pulling required.
Normal shift work of 12 hours.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing /Composing; (Reports)

Bilingual Skills Preferred

Work Schedule: Weekends; Holidays

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