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Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT - Respiratory Therapy (6:45am-7:15pm)

at Truman Medical Centers

Posted: 5/29/2019
Job Reference #: 14454

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Tracking Code
14454-124
Job Description

Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital, 600-bed, not-for-profit healthcare system, is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo. TMC serves as the pri­mary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

Our Hospital Hill campus is located in the UMKC Health Sciences District: a premier academic health district engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. Recognized as a critical area resource for advanced specialized healthcare, TMC is constantly working to deliver the best pos­sible medical care for our patients. Quality, innovation, team­work and attention to detail are at the heart of all we do. TMC’s tagline is: “Better. For Everyone.” It is a simple state­ment, but it has profound significance. It is what we stand for, it is the focus of our work, and it is our promise to our patients.

In this position you will conduct physician prescribed treatments, respiratory treatments, and testing of a routine nature. Will also operate Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB) machine, various nasal oxygen devices, and a hand-held nebulizer or metered-dose inhaler in order to administer prescribed medicinal vapors and gases, humidity, and various oxygen concentrations to the respiratory system of the patient. Perform chest physical therapy treatments involving percussion, postural drainage, and suctioning in order to loosen and mobilize secretions and mucus in the lungs and to clear airway blockage in the respiratory system. Additionally you will perform therapeutic Blood Gas Lab duties, patient education/consultation, and provide accurate charting.

Required Skills
  • High school diploma or the equivalent and graduation from an AMA approved respiratory therapy program required
  • Must be registered with the National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Must have and maintain current BCLS certification
  • Must be licensed by the State of Missouri as a respiratory care practitioner
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unaided
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and walk great distances during work shift
Job Location
Health Science District-Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular