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Respiratory Care Intern

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: May 9, 2024

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Type of Position:

Job Type:
Temporary (Fixed Term)

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Institution Name:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, 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 Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

    Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

    All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    At UAMS we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

    For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at

    ICE - NRSL Respiratory Therapy IP C

    Department's Website:

    Summary of Job Duties:
    Schedule: Temporary Part-Time
    Located in Little Rock, Arkansas
    This posting will be used to fill multiple positions

    Respiratory Care Intern (RCI's) are hired for a specific unit and are expected to foster professionalism and fulfill work commitments on unit of assignment. They work under the direct supervision of the Respiratory Therapist Team Manager within the Nursing Service Line standards and adhere to UAMS Health, policies, procedures and standards and guest care guidelines.

    Work hours require 8 hours a week;16 hours every other weekend on Saturday and/or Sunday; or 32 hours a month as negotiated with Respiratory Care Director; maximum of 1000 hours (increased to 1400 during pandemic) in a 12 month floating period; applicant may select two (2) areas only; online references must be completed before application will be processed. References will be requested in a separate email from Skills Survey.

    Shift Differential: 20% E/N/P

    • Must have completed one (1) semester of a state approved Respiratory Therapy School (Seniors are not eligible if within 6 months of graduation) Preferred:
      • Preference will be given to in-state; respiratory schools, and/or students who participate in clinical rotations and/or work at UAMS. Responsibilities:
        • If selected for hire, respiratory student is to bring a copy of the respiratory school transcript to validate completion of one semester and one clinical rotation and sign the 'RCI Statement of Eligibility' to validate current respiratory school enrollment.
        • RCIs hired must complete 'New Employee Orientation' modules and ID Badge before 1st working day on the unit.
        • To foster professionalism, RCI's are hired for a specific unit and required to work every other weekend to equal a minimum of 8 hours/week, 16 hours/pay period or 32 hours/month unless otherwise authorized by the Respiratory Care Director.
        • The Respiratory Care Managers are responsible for RCI scheduling. RCI's request for schedule changes must be made to the Respiratory Care Director in writing prior to posting the two week schedule in the 'Kronos' scheduling system.
        • RCI's will be evaluated at 90 days and participate in an annual review with Respiratory Care Director.
        • RCI's are expected to provide written proof, i.e., current Transcript or Grade Report, Registration or Formal Nursing Program Letter to validate active student enrollment to respiratory care manager within 30 days after the close of each semester..
        • RCI positions expire on the last day of the month of graduation. If RCI accepts a full time Respiratory Therapist position, RCI may continue to work as a RCI until transfer but must complete a minimum of 32 hours/month.
        • RCI's are hired for a specific unit and required to work every other weekend to equal a minimum of 8 hours/week, 16 hours/pay period or 32 hours/month unless otherwise authorized by the Respiratory Care Director.
        • The Respiratory Care Managers are responsible for RCI scheduling. RCI's request for schedule changes must be made to the Respiratory Care Director in writing prior to posting the two week schedule in the 'Kronos' scheduling system.
        • Call-ins and cancellations are in accordance with Nursing Service Line policy found in UAMS Employee Handbook
        • RCI's are expected to provide two weeks written notice for resignations. Failure to comply will be reflected on job references.
        • RCI s are encouraged to seek out learning opportunities and communicate needs with staff. However, since the RCI is an employee not in a 'respiratory care student' position, RCIs cannot perform any skill outside the RCI role. Additional Information:

          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).

          • Stand: Frequently
          • Sit: Occasionally
          • Walk: Frequently
          • Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop or reach overhead: Occasionally
          • Lift and carry weight: 100+ lbs
          • Push and pull weight :100+ 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, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools

            Salary Information:
            Commensurate with education and experience

            Required Documents to Apply:
            License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

            Optional Documents:

            Proof of Veteran Status
            Special Instructions to Applicants:

            Recruitment Contact Information:

            Please contact for any recruiting related questions.

            All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

            Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

            Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

            This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. 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.

            Constant Physical Activity:

            Frequent Physical Activity:

            Occasional Physical Activity:

            Benefits Eligible:

Keywords: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock , Respiratory Care Intern, Healthcare , Little Rock, Arkansas

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