Respiratory Therapy Intern PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/9/2022


Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Respiratory Services
  • Shift
    3 - Night

Job Description


Respiratory Therapist Intern AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Location Address: 9100 W. 74th Street, Mission, KS 66204

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses
  • Benefits starting on Day One

Work Hours/Shifts

PRN, As Needed

You Will Be Responsible For:

Follows the same Respiratory Therapists Position Core Competencies

  • Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action,
  • Respond to emergency situations immediately, perform appropriate patient assessment and intervention and replace emergency supplies in a timely manner,
  • Demonstrate understanding of Code Blue and Rapid Response procedures,
  • Assure code blue intubation and blade boxes are checked daily and after use,
  • Assures mandatory hospital and department competencies are done annually in a timely manner,
  • Demonstrates ability to access department and Medical Center information,
  • Perform respiratory care procedures according to physician orders, department policy/procedure, and patient care plan,
  • Perform ABG’s and process according to department procedure, understand results and take appropriate action,
  • Report critical values per hospital policy,
  • Demonstrates understanding of home equipment set-ups procedure,
  • Facilitators will be the “point person” on the shift, determine appropriate staffing and make sure everyone has what they need to ensure assigned work is completed, 
  • Facilitators report questions or problems to the department director,
  • Follows the “Standard of Behavior” guidelines per hospital policy,
  • Follows the AIDET model (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation and Thank) at all times,
  • Demonstrates ability to operate bedside spirometry equipment,
  • Demonstrate ability to initiate, maintain, and discontinue BIPAP,
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare for and assist with bronchoscopy,
  • Demonstrate proficiency with multiple devices i.e. EzPAP, Flutter Valve, PEP, Theravest/Smart Vest, Acapella and Incentive Spirometry,
  • Demonstrate ability to identify appropriate, initiate and document in hospital IPOCS,
  • Demonstrates understanding of the population we serve i.e. neonate/infant, geriatric, COPD, Pneumonia, Non-English Speaking,
  • Demonstrate ability and proficiency to order. perform, confirm and post ECG’s in patient’s chart,
  • Demonstrate ability to set-up, implement therapy, wean appropriately and document completely on high flow oxygen systems

Staffing and Scheduling

  • The minimum work requirement to maintain PRN status is 6 shifts in a 6week schedule to include weekends.
  • PRN associate will work one major holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s) per year. PRN associate will work one minor holiday (Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) per year if needed.
  • There are no guaranteed hours. The PRN associate may be canceled in times of decrease workload. Hours scheduled, but not worked due to cancellation count toward the associate’s minimum requirement.
  • PRN associates will work a combination of shifts.  No one is assigned straight day shifts, unless that is the department’s only need. 
  • PRN associates will be assigned to clinical areas they are competent and oriented to work.

What will you need?

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and have good comprehension of conversational English
  • Basic computer skills
  • Currently enrolled in a recognized Respiratory Therapy program
  • Special Student Permit (KSA 65-5508)
  • BLS through American Heart Association

Job Summary

The Respiratory Therapy Student Intern must be currently enrolled in a recognized Respiratory Therapy program and hold a Special Student Permit (KSA 65-5508). The Respiratory Therapy Intern will practice respiratory therapy under the supervision of a licensed respiratory therapist. The Respiratory Therapy Intern will work within the scope of their knowledge, with opportunity of advancing skills through application of their growing knowledge. Scope of practice includes but is not limited to diagnostic and metabolic testing, patient assessment, treatment, planning and therapeutic interventions, analysis and reporting of clinical response. The Respiratory Therapy Student Intern will work in collaboration with the medical staff and other members of the health care team to support efficient, cost effective and quality patient and family care, as well as providing patient and family education and discharge planning. The position supports system, facility, and department growth through participation in performance improvement activities, continuing education and professional growth and development activities along with other duties as assigned. 

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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