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Kindred Hospitals aim to help our patients reach their highest potential for health and healing with intensive medical and rehabilitative care through a compassionate patient experience. Find your future with Kindred Hospitals, part of ScionHealth. Your career growth begins when you join our interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts, working together to form individualized care plans for our patients. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees.

Respiratory Therapy Extern

Louisville, Kentucky
Facility Kindred Hospital Louisville
Req ID 483243 Post Date 09/19/2023
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What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our people, of course! Our employees answer this special calling because they have a fundamental, internal drive to directly help people. In return, we serve, develop and respect our employees in environments created to optimize their job effectiveness, experience, and satisfaction. This is who we are.

Who are you? Our vision is to be the premier healthcare company in the world, which we will achieve through trusted, innovative, and compassionate partnerships. We have jobs available for approximately 38,000 employees in 45 states.

At Kindred Healthcare we provide care and support in the most appropriate care setting for those recovering from illness or injury. Whether a patient receives care in our hospitals or in one of our rehabilitation facilities, our purpose is to ensure they recover to the fullest extent possible.

As a Respiratory Therapy Student Extern you will:

  • Under the Direct Supervision of the Director of Respiratory Therapy or designated back up training supervisor, the student extern will be responsible for administering safe and competent respiratory care as ordered per physician, which includes administering respiratory medications, patient assessments, monitoring pulse oximetry, providing respiratory treatments such as IS, IMT, PEP tx, performing oral care and trach care, all with proper documentation.


As a Respiratory Therapy Student Extern you will have:

  • Enrolled in an accredited respiratory therapy program and in the third semester of their program.
  • Obtain a Temporary Respiratory Student Extern permit through the NMSRC Licensing Board.
  • BCLS and ACLS certifications and maintain them for the duration of employment.
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