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Registered Respiratory Therapist (Assistant Supervisor)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Fayetteville , AR 72701

Posted 2 months ago

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The Assistant Supervisor of Cardiopulmonary section is located in Medical Service. The Assistant Supervisor will assist the Supervisor in insuring the Respiratory Therapists perform respiratory therapy duties in all areas of the medical center.

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Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assigns duties to technicians to assure adequate coverage of all areas and time periods.

  • Maintains the functional statements and position descriptions for each employee in the Cardiopulmonary section.

  • Participates in in-service teaching and trainings.

  • Assures that all Cardiopulmonary policies are updated to insure compliance.

  • Provides back up and consultations for all functions within the department.

  • Conducts periodic staff meetings to assure that all employees are kept informed of any policy changes.

  • Assures that O2 is administered by mask, cannula, or T-tube by using cool or heated humidity and according to the FIO2 percentage or liter flow ordered.

  • Assures that postural drainage and/or manual or mechanical percussion will be done according to physicians order.

  • Assures that accurate reports of all treatments will be entered into the computerized record for each patient.

  • Delivers respiratory care as needed in the more complex respiratory care procedures and to poor risk patients such as those in the older age group. Participates in the audit of respiratory care, recommending changes where indicated.

Work Schedule: Variable day tours: 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.; 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Work schedule modified on 10/10/2018 to reflect correct work schedule*

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not authorized for this position.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential
9

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    0601 General Health Science

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Certification as a RRT from the NBRC (National Board for Respiratory Care) and a registry number, or a certificate from another body which the NBRC recognizes as its credentialing equivalent (Registry number and Certificate Required).

Physical Requirements:
The candidate selected may need to successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment.

English Language Proficiency: Respiratory Therapists, appointed to direct patient-care position must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Grade Determinations:

GS-8 Besides meeting the basic requirements the Candidate must have all of the following:

(1) At least 1 year of successful experience related to respiratory therapy at the GS-8 level or equivalent. Qualifying experience at this level is work which includes duties such as: administering assisted and controlled ventilation to patients with tracheotomies and other complex medical problems requiring frequent adjustments in ventilator parameters; administering and monitoring advanced ventilator techniques such as positive end expiratory pressure and continuous positive airway pressure; developing plans for weaning patients from ventilators; assessing the respiratory status of patients using data acquired through physical observation and clinical analysis of blood gas data, chest x-rays, and electrocardiogram to determine the effectiveness of therapy being administered and to make recommendations to physicians regarding changes in treatment; performing the most difficult respiratory therapy procedures to maintain ventilation, including endotracheal intubation, tracheal lavage, and tracheotomy care; and providing in-service training to others in various specialized areas of respiratory care. This experience must have included demonstrated accomplishments in upgrading services to patients. The candidate must have demonstrated expert knowledge of respiratory therapy methods, equipment, and procedures and the ability to assume responsibility to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate programs involving respiratory care

(2) Demonstrated knowledge and ability needed to perform complex respiratory procedures with minimal supervision. Is able to participate with physicians and nurses and other staff in planning respiratory treatment, with great reliance on the individual's knowledge of the equipment.

(3) Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide emergency or critical respiratory care; service as a shift leader or supervisor or sole responsible respiratory therapist on a shift; and to plan and conduct training sessions with respiratory therapy students, hospital staff, patients, and family members.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G11, RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS QUALIFICATION STANDARDS, dated April 15, 2002. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9.

Physical Requirements:
Work is primarily performed in patient care areas, inpatient and outpatient. Extensive interaction with patients, staff, physicians, family members, and visitors is involved. It may involve walking, standing, and bending, reaching and stretching to set-up and taking apart equipment, lifting and positioning patient and carrying, pushing or pulling moderate heavy objects (15-44 lbs.).

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


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Registered Respiratory Therapist (Assistant Supervisor)

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