Education Staffing Specialist/UKHC

Job description

The Education Staffing Specialist will assist the Education Coordinator with the execution of orientation processes for new employees; establishing Respiratory Therapist Internship program with identified schools; and identify and implement training opportunities with staff throughout the year. Responsibilities will including scheduling new employee orientation; tracking orientation through completion; identifying ongoing staff education needs and ensuring standardization of education of new employees; identifying potential recruitment opportunities; maintaining communication with respiratory programs to ensure student rotation and recruitment; and establishing ongoing site visits to program; creating workshop opportunities for staff to improve skills and techniques; and providing accurate documentation of personnel education and training to support and comply with state and accrediting organizations. Will also be responsible for representing Respiratory Care in various meetings and events to ensure the department has appropriate representation and involvement per scope of practice and to ensure support of other disciplines and may include occasional job-related travel.

Job Title
Education Staffing Specialist/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Respiratory Therapy Staff Education Specialist

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

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements for this position include the ability to perform or be subjected to: extensive walking; regular lifting, pushing, pulling, standing, and/or walking with objects up to or over 50 lbs.; tasks requiring repetitive motions (such as typing) and sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time; and occasional job-related travel. May also involve occasional or intermittent exposure to: confined spaces and/or heights above four feet; loud noises; hazardous chemicals and fumes (including waste); communicable diseases; combative/violent people/patients; and the risk of injury from radiation, burns, cuts/punctures, patient movement and/or job-related instruments.


Primarily days, Monday through Friday; some nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays may be required in order to meet departmental needs.


The ideal candidate will be extremely organized with excellent communication skills (written and verbal); have superb computer skills; great attention to detail; and have a strong understanding of respiratory skills and human resources practices.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Four years of related work experience.

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 (*).

  1. * Are you currently a Respiratory Therapist through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) or are you eligible to obtain certification by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have hospital experience in Respiratory Care?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate your years' experience working with compliance requirements.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Describe previous experience you have regarding student recruitment and retention.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you have partnering with hiring officials/supervisors to provide guidance on human resources policies and best practices.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  6. * Describe a difficult staff issue you have dealt with, including people you contacted for assistance, and how the issue was resolved. Were you pleased with the outcome? What would you do differently in the future?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * 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)

  8. * 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
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/30/2018
    Application Due: 11/13/2018
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