Registered Respiratory Therapist - RRT

040 Respiratory Care · Colby, Kansas
Department 040 Respiratory Care
Employment Type FT
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation Dependent upon experience

The Registered Respiratory Therapist will treat a wide range of patients who have trouble breathing by providing general and emergency respiratory therapy.


**Students with a Respiratory Therapy Student permit are encouraged to apply.**


Our Mission: Enhancing the lives of those we serve.


About Us: Citizens Health is a community based, private, not-for-profit organization. It is comprised of:

Citizens Medical Center - a 25 bed critical access hospital,

Family Center for Health Care - an outpatient rural health clinic,

Prairie Senior - a skilled nursing facility,

Citizens Clubhouse - an onsite childcare center that cares for children 6 weeks to school age for our workforce,

Citizens Medical Equipment - our durable medical equipment business. 

We strive to be progressive, dependable and knowledgeable, while providing compassionate, evidence-based care to the residents of northwest Kansas.


The RRT will report to the Cardiopulmonary Manager and be responsible for Student Respiratory Therapists working onsite.


What you’ll do:


  • Administer all modalities of the Cardiopulmonary Department as described in the policy and procedure manual.
  • Consult with physicians and other healthcare staff to develop and modify individual patient care plans.
  • Evaluate patients by performing limited physical examinations and conducting diagnostic tests including those that measure lung capacity tests and acidity and alkalinity of the blood.
  • Treat patients by using oxygen or oxygen mixtures, chest physiotherapy, and aerosol medications.
  • Teach patients/residents how to use medications and equipment.
  • Perform regular checks on patients and equipment.


What you bring to the table:


  • Valid Kansas Respiratory Therapist license, If not yet certified with the state of Kansas, must obtain certification within 3 months.
  • Certified Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification
  • Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program
  • Possess interpersonal skills to deal well with the public and co-workers in a professional and cooperative manner.


To be successful within our organization you will need to:


  • Be a self-starter who takes initiative, is open minded and a team player. 
  • Maintain a positive attitude with good energy. 
  • Create a positive, supportive working atmosphere.
  • Display integrity and accountability. 
  • Accept and respond to constructive criticism and suggestions and strives for self-improvement.
  • Adhere to organization policies and procedures.
  • Arrive at work on time and when scheduled.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, initiative and ingenuity in performing job tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and maintains professional appearance.         
  • Demonstrate behavior that reflects the image of the institution.
  •  Responsible for own personal growth and development in clinical area.


Available Benefits:


Medical, dental and vision insurance available


Pre-Tax and Roth Contributions


  • Automatic 6% salary deferral upon employment
  • Regular and matching contributions after one-year and 1,000 hours worked


Provides Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance


  • Full-time coverage - equal to two times employees annual income
  • Part-time coverage - one-time annual income


Differential and Certification Pay


  • Eligible employees receive shift, weekend and holiday differential pay


Other Benefits


  • Paid time off
  • On-site child care services
  • Funeral leave
  • Health Savings Account
  • Dependent, Medical and Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Aflac Group Insurance
  • Discounted membership rate for EagleMed and LifeSave
  • Many More!


 Visit Us at: https://cmciks.com/


Citizens Medical Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or discharge history, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for CMCI to hire me.  If I am hired, I understand that either CMCI or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice.  I understand that no representative of CMCI has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.


Citizens Medical Center, Inc. implements a Drug Free Workplace Program.  Drug testing is required of applicants in accordance with relevant laws. 


 If you need assistance to complete this application or during any phase of the application, interview, or employment process, please notify the Human Resources Department (785) 460-4842.  Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your needs in a timely manner.

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  • Location
    Colby, Kansas
  • Department
    040 Respiratory Care
  • Employment Type
    FT
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    Dependent upon experience