Title:  Senior Respiratory Therapist

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $51,256 to $70,733
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  14411


The Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine section within the Department of Medicine seeking a Respiratory Therapist to see patients in our outpatient pulmonary clinic.  Procedures performed include, but are not limited to, pulmonary function testing, spirometry, and six minute walk.  The position is required to work well within a team environment, be organized, and have great communication skills.


The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, be regarded as a team player, have strong and proven organizational skills, and have a personal drive to be their best. Experience working with Epic EHR preferred. Previous work experience in an academic medicine environment is preferred.


This position is located at the McNair Campus in the Texas Medical Center.

Job Duties

  • Initiates, evaluates, and reviews pulmonary care plans to identify contraindications and possible complications.  
  • Assesses the pulmonary care needs of outpatient clinic and research patients.
  • Sets up and maintain respiratory equipment and inventory.
  • Checks schedule daily/weekly to ensure optimized clinic utilization and schedule patients from wait list if needed. 
  • Ensures patients are scheduled for COVID-19 testing prior to scheduled procedure (when applicable).
  • Ensures appropriate clinical documentation is in place.
  • Performs blood gas analysis and pulmonary function test.
  • Manages PFT accreditation records and standards. Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and assist with re-accreditation process.
  • Maintains patient records. 

Core Competencies
•    Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving
•    Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources, as necessary.

Industry Knowledge
•    Aware of the industry within which Baylor College of Medicine operates, using knowledge of the organization's position in the marketplace to enhance competitive advantage.

Client Service
•    Demonstrates knowledge of internal client needs, both current and future; addresses complaints, makes realistic commitments, and effectively communicates needs.

•    Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively towards solutions which generally benefit all involved parties; works cooperatively with others to accomplish company objectives; promotes collaboration and partnerships.

•    Accepts full responsibility for self and team, confronts problems quickly and builds commitment to organizational success.

•    Maintains channels of communication; effectively provides verbal communication and exhibits good listening skills; provides concise, complete, and professional information to others.

Functional Competencies
•    Clinical Operations.
•    Manages business operations to ensure the highest level of productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency.

Relationship Management
•    Develops and nurtures key partnerships internally across the College to fulfill our responsibilities to our patients.

Process Improvement
•    Assists with the implementation of processes and process improvements that allow the College to be recognized for our effective approach to healthcare.

Patient Experience
•    Provides the highest level of customer service to patients by actively listening, proactively resolving problems, following up on outcomes, and treating them in a respectful manner.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an approved school of Respiratory Therapy.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRCO).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT).
  • Two years of Respiratory Therapy experience to include Pulmonary Function Test Experience.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.