Sr. Respiratory Therapist on-call/KCH at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky

Posted in Health Care 15 days ago.

Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting DetailsJob Title

Sr. Respiratory Therapist on-call/KCH

Requisition Number


Department Name

H3410:Therapeutic Services

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Salary Range

$19.09 - $28.89

Type of Position


Position Time Status

On Call

Required Education

REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST (through the National Board of Respiratory Care)

Required Related Experience

No experience necessary

Required License/Registration/Certification

Registered - NBRC
Active Ky Respiratory Care Practitioner License

Physical Requirements

The ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 25-100 pounds on a daily basis, as well as stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments


On-call requires 12 hour shifts. Shifts are 7pm to 7:30am holidays and weekends included.
Work hours opposite of the primary shift mentioned can/may be required per department staffing needs

Job Summary

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 they relate to assure quality 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 establish the quality care of patients. Please apply for all positions for which you feel qualified; if you do not apply for a specific position, you cannot be considered for that position.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate will have patient care experience, strong computer skills, and excellent communication skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

Hospital and pediatric experience preferred

Deadline to Apply


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.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Cover Letter