The University of Kansas Health System

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist

    Department Respiratory Therapy
    Shift Days - PRN
    Requisition ID
    Position Location
    Pawnee Valley Campus
    Allied Health
  • Position Summary

    Administers all types of respiratory therapy modalities and diagnostic procedures. Upon the written or verbal order of a physician, institutes, monitors and discontinues ventilatory support and differential lung ventilation. Administers and evaluates diagnostic respiratory studies.


    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 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 and two years experience in respiratory therapy preferred.


    Certificates and Licenses: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) 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 30 days 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.


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