AdventHealthRespiratory Therapist
Shawnee, KS

Respiratory Therapist - AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • - Received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019

  • - Benefits and PTO available day 1

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: 12 hour shifts, including weekends. 6:30pm – 7:00am

Shift : Nights

Location: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

9100 West 74th Street, Merriam, KS 66204

The community you’ll be caring for:

At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, formerly Shawnee Mission Medical Center, you're more than just a number on a chart. You're a whole person, who functions best when physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit. Find whole-person care, dedicated teams and staff, and a wide variety of medical services, all at our hospital in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

The role you’ll contribute:

The Respiratory Therapist provides direct respiratory care to patients in all areas of the hospital as outlined in Pulmonary Services procedure manual. Is knowledgeable in providing and evaluating the routine as well as critical care modes of respiratory care. Responsible for the effective and optimal administration of modalities based upon assessment and evaluation. Provides recommendations and/or changes to care based on patient’s current status.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

· 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,

· 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

· Follows the AIDET model( Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation and Thank)l at all times,

· Demonstrate proficiency with multiple devices i.e. EzPAP, Flutter Valve, PEP, Theravest/Smart Vest, Acapella and Incentive Spirometry

· Demonstrate ability to initiate and operate the Draeger Ventilator

· Demonstrate proficiency in the set-up and operation of the iVent

· Demonstrate ability to identify appropriate, initiate and document in hospital IPOCS


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :


· Associate’s Degree or Graduate of a Technical School

· Up to 1 Year of Experience


· Bachelor’s Degree

· 1 to 2 Years of Position-Related Experience

· American Association of Respiratory Care Certified Pulmonary Function Tech or Registered Pulmonary Function Tech

· 2 years clinical experience for new grads acceptable in lieu of 1 year of work experience


· Kansas Respiratory Therapist License

· BCLS obtained through the American Heart Association

· NRP if working in the NICU

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

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $24.38 - $39

  • Location: Shawnee, KS

  • Job ID: 24016335

  • Job Family: Respiratory Services

  • Shift: 3 - Night

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