The University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Healthcare, Entry Level
Respiratory Therapist Senior/UKHC
Respiratory Therapist Senior - KY Children’s Hospital
Type of Position
Position Time Status
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Required Related Experience
No experience required.
(through the National Board of Respiratory Care)
The ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 25-100 pounds on a daily basis, as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.
Primarily 7:00pm-7:30am; some weekends and/or holidays may be required per departmental needs.
The Respiratory Therapist Senior ensures competent care of patients through airway management, mechanical ventilator management, blood gases, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, and other duties as they relate to assure quality patient care. The ideal candidate will perform proper documentation of patient care activities and interventions; record therapy and results as required by hospital policy and regulatory agencies; and communicate with other healthcare teams to establish the quality care of patients. Please apply for all positions for which you feel qualified; if you do not apply for a specific position, you cannot be considered for that position.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate will have patient care experience, strong computer skills, and excellent communication skills.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Pediatric hospital experience is preferred.
Deadline to Apply
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Do you have hospital experience in Respiratory Care? Yes
Do you have a current Kentucky respiratory care practitioner's license or are eligible to obtain one? Yes
Which of the following National Board of Respiratory Care Credentials do you have or are eligible for? None
Certified Respiratory Therapist-CRT (only)
Registered Respiratory Therapist-RRT
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HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
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