Intern - Respiratory Care, Cardiopulmonary Services, Jewish Hospital

Clinical Support
2019-R0212149 Requisition #
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Position Type: PRN
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0

Job Summary / Job Purpose

The Intern – Respiratory Care possesses working knowledge of routine respiratory care and has displayed age-specific competence in his/her educational program for pediatric (ages 13 months to 11 years), adolescent (ages 12 to 17), adult (ages 18 to 65) and geriatric (ages 66 and over) patients. The incumbent conducts himself/herself in a professional manner and is courteous to patients, physicians, visitors, members of the department and all other healthcare personnel. The incumbent supports and contributes to departmental productivity and organizational objectives by functioning as an integrated member of the respiratory care team and performs services consistent with his/her scope of licensure. The incumbent supports and exhibits behaviors consistent with the organization’s mission and values in offering hope and healing to all. 

Essential Functions

1.    Administers non-medicated aerosol and humidity therapy.

2.    Administers oxygen therapy (including implementation of oxygen therapy protocol where appropriate).

3.    Administers aerosolized medication.

4.    Administers incentive spirometry.

5.    Cleans and reprocesses respiratory therapy equipment.

6.    Administers bronchial hygiene and performs chest physiotherapy (including implementation of bronchial hygiene protocol where appropriate).

7.    Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and manual ventilation during resuscitation attempts and aides in rapid response calls when appropriate.

8.    Provides patient, family, staff and physician education.

Performs other duties, with the scope of licensure, as assigned.

Job Requirements / Qualifications 

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):


The incumbent shall have completed the equivalent of one year of an accredited respiratory therapy educational program with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Further, the incumbent shall remain enrolled in said accredited respiratory therapy educational program while maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 throughout his/her employment as a Respiratory Care Student Practitioner.


The incumbent shall hold a Limited Mandatory Certificate (license) issued by the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care; licensure must be maintained throughout employment as a Respiratory Care Student Practitioner.


The incumbent shall hold a current certificate from the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support or Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Experience (required and preferred):


No prior experience in respiratory care is required (other than that which has been achieved from clinical rotations in the incumbent’s educational program). 

About Us

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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