Apr 29, 2021

Respiratory Therapist (Nights; PRN, Great Bend Campus)

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Great Bend, KS 67530, USA
Part time

Job Description

Position Title

Respiratory Therapist (Nights; PRN, Great Bend Campus)

Position Summary / Career Interest:

Under the supervision of the Manager of Respiratory Care, Supervisor, Registered Respiratory Therapist, and in coordination with the Director of Respiratory Care; has these responsibilities: correctly uses Medi-tech and Bedside Medication Verification on a routine basis, works unassisted in critical care areas after check offs completed, able to perform all modes of therapy in all areas of hospital after clinical check offs completed, able to assess patients needs and suggest appropriate therapy needs, and acts as a mentor to students and new staff.

Position Description:

  • Collects relevant information such as patient identification, procedure, appropriateness for indicated signs and symptoms, patient preparation, contraindications, patient assessment

  • Maintains, evaluates, and improves the processes of analyzing information for patient safety.

  • Provides patient education

  • Follows policies and procedures to perform therapy and procedures accurately and to determine each achieves the same outcome when performed by different staff

  • Evaluates the patient study in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner to determine if the intended outcome was achieved; uses independent judgment and systematic problem solving methods to perform quality therapy, pulmonary and diagnostic procedures; communicates to physician when patient condition requires modification

  • Collects data to measure departmental objectives outcomes

  • Documents required components of patient care

  • Follows organizational and department goals and objectives



  • Graduated from accredited Respiratory Therapy program. As of October 1, 2017: Education documentation required for CLIA purposes.

  • Licensure through the Kansas Board of Healing Art.

  • RRT required within one year of employment.

  • Certified through the National Board of Respiratory Care within one year of employment. If a "valid thru" date is blank on the NBRC verification, the individual holds a lifetime credential and is not required to renew as of July 1, 2002.

  • ACLS certification required or must complete ACLS certification with in the first six months of employment

  • BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment

  • Additional certification may be required for certain patient care settings or populations. Specific information and the timeframe in which such certification must be attained will be provided by the department director/manager/supervisor at time of hire/transfer into department.

HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:

Primary - required (routine) to do the job
Secondary - required for the job, but mostly be exception
None - no approved access

Description of Information Level


  • Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion

  • Clinical Information (information that describes a patient's health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical


  • Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates

  • Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes

Infection Control:
Initial and Ongoing training in dealing with infection control. Trainings could include but are not limited to, blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and bio hazardous materials as it applies to your daily work environment.

Time Type:

Part time

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