Student Respiratory Therapist

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

Student therapist will learn, practice and provide all modalities of care work under the supervision of the manager and/or staff of the cardiopulmonary department.


**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 student respiratory therapist will report to the Cardiopulmonary Manager and/or Respiratory Therapist.


What you’ll do:


  • Administer all modalities of the Cardiopulmonary Department as described in the policy and procedure manual.
  • 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 Respiratory Therapy student permit.
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification
  • 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.


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, or visit their office located at 100 E. College Drive in the Annex building.  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
    PRN
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    Dependent upon experience