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Respiratory Therapy Technician - First Year RT Students

Job ID: R-19843 Job Type: Part time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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The Respiratory Therapy (RT) Equipment Technician assumes responsibility for maintaining respiratory care equipment, such as cleaning and calibrating. Additionally, the RT Equipment Technician maintains respiratory supplies and equipment in the Sleep Disorders Center. The RT Equipment Technician is responsible for instructing patients. This position is for First Year RT Students.


  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and standards (e.g., proper infection prevention, handwashing, isolation procedures, etc.).
  • Interacts with therapists, and other health system staff to provide quality, safe, and efficient care for the patient.
  • Aids other staff, when applicable, to complete their assignment.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, health care providers, and other customers both orally and written/via computer.
  • Assumes responsibility for risk and safety issues associated with position.
  • Reacts appropriately under high levels of stress; demonstrates flexibility in the face of uncertainty, and can take responsible and professional action without awaiting orders.
  • Quickly respond to critical situations including taking stairs to reach emergencies and assist in the removal of patients from the building (in case of fire).
  • Resolves issues, or escalates them to the appropriate resource.
  • Knowledgeable about Respiratory Therapy supplies/equipment and can operate and care for the equipment safely.
  • Able to calibrate equipment and maintain medical gas cylinders, and other Respiratory Therapy equipment, for patient use.
  • Instructs patients on home sleep study equipment and coordinates delivery/return of equipment (Sleep Disorders center only).
  • Delivers supplies/equipment promptly, especially during emergent situations.
  • Manages supplies and equipment to ensure proper resource management, including staging, rotating, checking for expiration dates, and restocking.
  • Assists with orientation of new staff and training of students, when necessary.

*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.
  • Basic computer knowledge, including email.
  • Must read, write and speak English


  • Additional healthcare work experience

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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