Job opening: Registered Respiratory Therapist
Salary: $74 149 - 96 390 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Registered Respiratory Therapist position is a full performance level and responsible for providing basic and advanced respiratory services to adult and geriatric patients at the Sheridan VA Medical Center, & must be knowledgeable regarding the basic treatment of all age groups.
Registered Respiratory Therapists at this grade level work independently providing respiratory care in both inpatient and/or outpatient settings.
Registered Respiratory Therapist at this grade level work independently providing respiratory care in both inpatient and/or outpatient settings. They use data and patient assessments to establish an appropriate plan of care and determine if outcomes are being met. They consult with physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure quality of patient care within area of specialty.
They Registered Respiratory Therapist will manage and maintain the airway and ventilation of the patient using appropriate mechanical means. The Registered Respiratory Therapist will determine and implement complex respiratory care such as protocols, respiratory modalities, medications or supplemental oxygen and intubation. They monitor critical systems and use advanced modes of ventilation and outpatient services, such as home ventilators and COPD case management. They will participate in monitoring the home oxygen program and CPAP program. The Registered Respiratory Therapist will suggest alternate modes of treatment when indicated based on assessment and analysis of patient response to treatment. The Registered Respiratory Therapist at this grade level may perform invasive procedures. The Registered Respiratory Therapist may also lead projects developing new policies, procedures, or protocols.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m.
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #:57244-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Relocation and Recruitment Incentive Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
***This is an open continuous announcement until September 29, 2023. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available.***
United States Citizenship
Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency
RTs/RRTs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. ? 7403(f). g.
Individuals must have successfully completed a respiratory care program accredited by the CoARC or its successor.
Persons appointed or reassigned to RRT positions in the GS-0601 series must possess and maintain for the duration of employment a full, current and unrestricted license from a state to practice as an RRT.
Persons appointed or reassigned to RRT positions in the GS-0601 series must possess and maintain for the duration of employment a valid, current, unrestricted credential of RRT.
Registered Respiratory Therapist, GS-11
Experience, Licensure and Credential.
Position requires one year of creditable experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level demonstrating the clinical competencies described at that level.
Hold an active license and RRT credential.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.
In addition to the requirements above, candidates must demonstrate all the following KSAs:
Ability to collaboratively consult with physicians and other healthcare professionals for complex respiratory care to develop care plans to provide favorable patient outcomes.
Skill in evaluating the efficacies of therapeutic modalities.
Skill in performing advanced airway and ventilation management.
This assignment is the full performance level. RRTs at this grade level work independently providing respiratory care in both inpatient and/or outpatient settings. The specific assignments are dependent on facility structure and complexity levels. They use data and patient assessment to establish appropriate plan of care and determine if outcomes are being met. They consult with physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure quality of patient care within area of specialty. They manage and maintain the airway and ventilation of the patient using appropriate mechanical means. RRTs determine and implement complex respiratory care such as protocols, respiratory modalities, bronchoscopy, medications or supplemental oxygen and intubation. They monitor critical systems. They use advanced modes of ventilation and outpatient services, such as home ventilators and COPD case management. RRTs suggest alternate modes of treatment where indicated based on assessment and analysis of patient response to treatment. RRTs at this grade level may perform invasive procedures such as arterial line placement. They serve as a preceptor to lower graded staff. They may lead projects developing new policies, procedures or protocols.
References: VA Handbook 5005/141 PART II APPENDIX G11
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.
Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing. clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical patient lifts are provided and are to be used to preserve patient and staff safety. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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
- Address Sheridan VA Medical Center
1898 Fort Road
Sheridan, WY 82801
- Name: Maria Romero
- Phone: 970-263-5098
- Email: [email protected]