Respiratory Therapist Senior/UKHC
Respiratory Therapist Senior/UKHCRequisition Number:
DME-Respiratory Therapist Senior/UKHCDepartment Name:
H5000: CHANDLER - RETAIL PHARMACYWork Location:
Lexington, KYGrade Level:
$19.66-31.91/hourType of Position:
StaffPosition Time Status :
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No experience required.Required License/Registration/Certification:
REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST (through the National Board of Respiratory Care)Physical Requirements:
The ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 25-100 pounds on a daily basis, kneel and bend, 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.Shift:
Primarily day shifts; may include weekends and holidays. Hours and days of the week subject to change based on needs of dept.Job Summary:
The DME respiratory therapist ensures competent care of patients through airway management, blood gases, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, pulse oximetry, CPAP/BIPAP, and other duties as it relates to assure the quality of patient care.
The ideal candidate will perform proper documentation of patient care activities and interventions, record therapy and results as required by ambulatory retail DME policy and regulatory agencies as well as perform routine preventative maintenance and simple repairs on respiratory therapy equipment. Must communicate with other health care teams to ensure the quality of care of patients.Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have an understanding of DME billable services and equipment usage, strong understanding of durable medical equipment. Strong computer skills; excellent communication skills and patient care experience.Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :
Two years or more of DME respiratory therapy experience is preferred. Must be a registered respiratory therapist through the NBRC.Deadline to Apply:
01/13/2021University 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.