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Respiratory Therapist Senior - KY Childrens Hospital

Company name
The University of Kentucky


Lexington, KY, United States

Employment Type

Healthcare, Entry Level

Posted on
Jan 03,2019

Valid Through
Apr 18,2019


Respiratory Therapist Senior/UKHC

Requisition Number


Working Title

Respiratory Therapist Senior - KY Children’s Hospital

Department Name

H3410:Therapeutic Services

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Grade Level


Salary Range


Type of Position


Position Time Status


Required Education


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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification




(through the National Board of Respiratory Care)

Physical Requirements

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.

Job Summary

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?


Preferred Education/Experience

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

University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience. (Open Ended Question)

Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system? (Diverse Issues in Higher Education) (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)

Institute for Diversity in Health Management

A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member

None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents


Cover Letter

The University of Kentucky · An Equal Opportunity University ·

Human Resources · Contact us with any questions! We are here to help.


: (859) 257-9555 option 2 · Email


Click here

to obtain more information on the University of Kentucky being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company info

The University of Kentucky
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Company Profile
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation's 20 best public research universities.The University of Kentucky is guided by its core values: Integrity Excellence Mutual respect and human dignity Diversity and inclusion Academic freedom Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability Shared governance A sense of community Work-life sensitivity Civic engagement Social responsibility

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