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Seasonal Certified Respiratory Therapist

Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Job Type
22 Sep 2022


Research Medical Center is hiring Respiratory Therapists for seasonal temporary commitments to help meet staffing demands during our high-volume season. Our seasonal Respiratory Therapists earn $45 per hour with the opportunity to earn a $3,500 Completion Bonus at the end of their 16-week contract.

  • One Year of Experience as a Respiratory Therapist
  • Completion bonus to be paid to eligible employees after the successful completion of 1 6 consecutive weeks of employment while meeting all shift requirements during that time period.
  • All Seasonal RNs/LPNs/OR Techs/Cath Lab Techs/RRTs are required to work a minimum of 72 hours per pay period during the seasonal period (based on selected level).
  • Two (2) weekend shifts are required each 4-week period if applicable.
  • OR and Cath Lab staff must meet FT call requirements during the seasonal period.
  • During the course of the 16-week period, the employee is required to work two (2) holiday shifts as defined by Department Manager or designee.
  • Seasonal Staff are PRN status employees and are subject to first call-off. There is no guarantee of hours by the hospital. However, if employees are called off by the facility then they will still be eligible for the completion bonus.
  • Season a l Staff will not be eligible for benefits, except 401 (k) and retirement contribution per the PRN policy
  • Staff members classified in the Seasonal Program are eligible for Critical Staffing Need Differential payments, when approved for their department and after they have completed three scheduled shifts in a week (i.e. 4th shift is paid at Critical Staffing Differential)
  • Shifts may vary based on needs of the department.
  • After the completion period has been met, employees are eligible to apply to open FT/PT/PRN vacancies.
  • Based on business needs, the seasonal program can be ended at any time.
What you will do in this role:
  • You will provide respiratory care to include oxygen therapy, Aerosol (updraft), IPPB, MDI, IS, CPT, BiPAP, CPR, maintain airway, volume ventilation, Cardioversion, pulse oximetry, sputum collection, medical gas and arterial blood gases.
  • You will calculate and administer medication and treatments as ordered.
  • You will explain treatment to patients and answer their questions.
  • You will collaborate and communicate with other members of the interdisciplinary care team.
  • You will clean and sterilize equipment.

What qualifications you will need:
  • Graduate of an accredited program of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Must have a State license and be Respiratory Therapist (RRT/CRT) by the NBRC
  • BLS certification required.
  • ACLS within six months of hire.
  • One-year of Respiratory Therapist experience required
  • One-year critical care experience preferred.
At Research Medical Center, above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life . Located in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, RMC embodies the mission and heart of HCA MidAmerica. We are recognized as a healthcare leader due to our skilled, compassionate and dedicated doctors and nurses. To ensure that we exceed our patients' health care needs, we staff over 700 doctors who represent 29 medical specialties in our 590-bed facility.

Several of our renowned programs, including Level I Trauma, Sarah Cannon Cancer Care, Grossman Burn Center, Neuroscience Institute and Women's Care Center, feature advanced technological resources used to diagnose and treat patients. Whether your healthcare needs are urgent and critical or simply routine and preventative, our advanced capabilities allow us to be one of the most comprehensive hospitals in the Kansas City region.

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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  • Job Reference: 719108960-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Research Medical Center
  • Location: Shawnee Mission, Kansas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent