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 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 hospital policy and regulatory agencies, and communicate with other healthcare teams to ensure the quality care of patients. Please apply for any and all positions you feel qualified. If you do not apply for a specific position, you cannot be considered for the position.
This position will staff Albert B. Chandler Hospital from April 1st to September 30th annually, and Kentucky Children's Hospital (KCH) from October 1st to March 30th.
The ideal candidate will have patient care experience; strong computer skills; and excellent communication skills.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
REGISTEREDRESPIRATORYTHERAPIST (through the National Board of Respiratory Care)
Hospital and pediatric experience preferred.
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.