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Respiratory Therapy Lab Assistant
Title:Respiratory Therapy Lab Assistant
Department:Respiratory Therapy
Division:Health Professions
Location:Main Campus
Closing Date:N/A



Division: Health Professions
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Job title: Respiratory Therapy Lab Assistant
Reports to: Dean of Health Professions
Position type: PT, 10-20 hours/week depending on scheduled lab activities
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Create a safe and organized lab setting, assist instructors and support learning of students.




  • Assure safety in the lab including electrical, medical gas storage, sharps disposal, safety practices of students.
  • Maintain manikins including disinfection, keeping manikins operational.
  • Maintain lab equipment including organizing, disinfection, keeping equipment operational.
  • Maintain lab supplies including organizing, stocking, submitting purchase requests.
  • Set up demonstrations, scenarios, simulations, exercises.
  • Coach, encourage, and engage students.
  • Observe and document student performance of lab activities.
  • Comply with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care standards and policies.
  • Comply with KCKCC standards and policies.
  • Comply with Respiratory Therapy standards and policies.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • Current NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist knowledge and abilities.
  • Current Kansas Registered Respiratory Therapist license, or immediately eligible for one.
  • Able to operate respiratory therapy equipment and supplies.
  • Able to operate computer, iPad, audio-visual equipment.
  • Able to operate Microsoft Office software.
  • Able to learn and use low to medium fidelity manikins.
  • Able to work two consistent days/week with one day being Fridays.


  • Associate degree – Respiratory Therapy from a regionally accredited college.
  • At least six (6) months full-time Registered Respiratory Therapy acute care clinical experience within the last two (2) years.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items. The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.


SALARY: $22.50 per hour


Must be able to work a variable schedule/varying hours to meet operational needs. May require evening and weekend hours; as needed.


To Apply Submit:

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College employment application online found at WWW.KCKCC.EDU, click on Services then select Employment Opportunities for a list of positions applying for.
  • Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application (do not reference resume) and attach the required transcript (s). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the online application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites and must show degree awarded, course work, and conferral date. Official transcripts for all the degree (s) awarded must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number and email addresses are required.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate (s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring supervisor.
  • Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: open until filled.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.



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