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Truman Medical Centers Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT - Respiratory Therapy HSD (6:45AM-7:15PM) in Kansas City, Missouri

Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT - Respiratory Therapy HSD (6:45AM-7:15PM)

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If you want to work where the action is, Truman Medical Centers/University Health (TMC/UH) is the place for you. Known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital,” TMC/UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, TMC/UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. TMC/UH is comprised of three campuses:

TMC/UH Heath Sciences District is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Centers serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we’re a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women’s services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health building , TMC’s beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center. We will soon open University Health 2, which will house all of our primary care and women’s care clinics.

TMC/UH Lakewood is located between Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families. TMC/UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.

TMC/UH Behavioral Health is the KC metro area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. The Healing Canvas Building, located in Kansas City’s vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.

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 Sciences District - Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Shift Schedule

6:45AM - 7:15PM (12 HR SHIFT)