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Health Care Provider
Respiratory Therapist Student
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Job Description

Position Summary/Career Interest

The Respiratory Therapy Student assumes responsibility for performing patient care activities and other tasks that contribute to high-quality, safe, and effective patient care, such as executing protocols, administering respiratory care, and educating patients, families and other care providers.


* Administers, monitors, and assesses the effectiveness of respiratory care in an efficient and effective manner for inpatients and outpatients of all developmental and maturational levels (neonatal to geriatric) under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist.
* Uses independent judgement in the application of respiratory care protocols and is self-motivated to take responsible and professional action within the scope of practice.
* Demonstrates accountability for own actions, decisions, and learning needs.
* Maintains a patient-centered focus and strives to support the mission, goals, and values of the hospital, department and division.
* Follows policies, procedures, and standards.
* Interacts with physicians and other health system staff to provide quality, safe, and efficient care for the patient.
* Communicates effectively with patients, health care providers, and other customers both orally and written/via computer.
* Maintains positive working relations with customers. Demonstrates mature, sensitive, and effective communications with all age groups, especially under high levels of stress.
* Assumes responsibility for risk and safety issues associated with position.
* Educates patients and family members of all developmental and maturational levels (neonatal to geriatric) regarding cardio-respiratory topics, medications, equipment, and procedures.
* Reacts appropriately under high levels of stress. Demonstrates flexibility in the face of uncertainty, and can take responsible and professional action without awaiting orders.
* Assist with the ambulation of patients.
* Moves ventilators and other items within the campus.
* Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
* Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



* High School diploma or equivalent
* Two semesters of clinical training in an associate or baccalaureate degree program in respiratory care
* RCP student permit license from the State of Kansas Board of Healing Arts


* Completion of all basic science courses required for RRT credential
* Additional experience working as an RCP
* Experience in clinical instruction of students
* Eligible for RRT credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
* Certified in BLS
* Certified in ACLS
* Certified in PALS or NRP