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The University of Kansas Health System Respiratory Therapist (Full-time; 7p-7a) in Hays, Kansas

Registered Respiratory Therapist 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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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

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; and

None – no approved access

Description of Information


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


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


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


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


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

Certificates and Licenses: RT license through the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts; certified through the National Board of Respiratory Care (RRT) and may require additional state licensure based on population served; 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.

Requisition ID: 2020-22669

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

Street: 2220 Canterbury Dr.