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AdventHealth Respiratory Therapist in Shawnee, Kansas


Respiratory Therapist

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

  • Sign On Bonus up to $5000 with two year agreement

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

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: Full Time, 3x12 hour shifts

Shift : Days 7AM-7PM

Location: 9100 W 74 th Street, Merriam KS

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:

  • 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 ability to:

  • operate bedside spirometry equipment,

  • initiate, maintain, and discontinue BIPAP,

  • prepare for and assist with bronchoscopy,

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

  • initiate and operate the Draeger Ventilator,

  • show proficiency in the set-up and operation of the iVent


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • Minimum qualifications :

  • Associates Degree

  • Up to one year of experience

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

  • Kansas Respiratory Therapist license

  • BLS through American Heart Association

  • NRP if working in NICU

  • Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • 1-2 Years of experience

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

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

Category: Respiratory Services

Organization: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Schedule: 1 - Day

Shift: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Req ID: 22017675

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.