Registered Respiratory Therapist

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Registered Respiratory Therapist

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Position Type

Regular Full-Time


ICE NRSL Respiratory Therapy - E IP C

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Schedule: Full-Time

The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) works under physician direction and under the supervision of the Respiratory Care Clinical Team Manager. They are a professional who works within the limits of their license and credentials adhering to institutional and departmental policies, procedures and standards. The Registered Respiratory Therapist is required to provide quality patient care, promote a healthy work environment, and project a positive image for UAMS Medical Center.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

11 paid Holidays in addition to Vacation and Sick Leave

Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

Career Training and Educational Opportunities

Merchant Discounts

Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

Salary offered commensurate with experience.









Calls for or physically moves equipment and medical supplies needed into the assigned work area Repiratory Care procedures are as follows; performs routine treatments including but not limited to: Updrafts, MDI, CPT, AMB, Incentive spirometry, IPV, Patient Education, Ventilator set up and management Enter patient treatment in echart system and/or places documentation in patient charts.










High School diploma plus 2 years direct respiratory care experience OR an Associate's OR Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Care.

Applicant must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

Applicant must hold a current Arkansas Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (LRCP).


Bachelor's degree in Respiratory care.


Employees in this role must be fitted for, capable of donning and performing routine tasks in personal protective equipment to include N95 masks, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) or Controlled Air Purifying Respirators (CAPR).

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.






Physical Requirements



Stand: Frequently

Sit: Occasionally

Walk: Frequently

Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally

Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs

Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently

Talk: Frequently

Hear: Continuously

Taste or smell: Occasionally

Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously

Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity

Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Sharp objects/tools


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 3060477

Posted On: Sep 19, 2021

Updated On: Oct 16, 2021