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Job Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist (Educator)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Customer Service and Call Center, Education and Library, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Registered Respiratory Therapist (Educator)

The candidate must have expert knowledge of respiratory therapy methods, equipment, procedures and the ability to assume responsibility to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate programs involving respiratory care.

Other duties include, but are not limited to planning and conducting training sessions with respiratory therapists, students, hospital staff, patients, and family members. All members of the Respiratory Care department team must embody the VA customer service value of "Putting the Veteran First".

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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.
  • Must have a certificate as an 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. This includes registration based on either: Having fulfilled the requirements and passed the registry examination administered by the NBRC since 1983, OR Having fulfilled the requirements and passed the registry examination for a registered inhalation or respiratory therapist administered by the (1) National Board for Respiratory Therapy from July 1974 through 1982 or (2) American Registry of Inhalation Therapist from 1961 through June 1974.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
  • In addition to meeting the basic requirements stated above, must have at least 1 year of successful experience related to respiratory therapy at the GS-7 level or equivalent.
Preferred Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy;
  • Fifteen (15) years of ICU Ventilator Management experience;
  • Five (5) years of Student Clinical Assessor experience;
  • Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS) Credential achieved.
Grade Determinations:

GS-07: None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-08: Candidates must have all of the following:
  1. At least 1 year of successful experience related to respiratory therapy at the GS-7 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.
  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.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08.The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-08.

Physical Requirements:
  • Sight-corrected to 20/20 vision;
  • Lifting 30 Ibs.;
  • Pushing 65 Ibs.;
  • Stooping;
  • Bending;
  • Prolong standing and walking;
  • Two hands with good dexterity;
  • The physical requirements vary with work assignments;
  • Understands and practices safety procedures;
  • Use of aseptic techniques when working with patients in isolation.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. The VA Form 10-2850c is not required at this time; however, once a candidate is selected, they will be required to submit a completed 10-2850c at that time.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • Must have a certificate as an 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. This includes registration based on either: Having fulfilled the requirements and passed the registry examination administered by the NBRC since 1983, OR Having fulfilled the requirements and passed the registry examination for a registered inhalation or respiratory therapist administered by the (1) National Board for Respiratory Therapy from July 1974 through 1982 or (2) American Registry of Inhalation Therapist from 1961 through June 1974.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
  • In addition to meeting the basic requirements stated above, must have at least 1 year of successful experience related to respiratory therapy at the GS-7 level or equivalent.
Preferred Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy;
  • Fifteen (15) years of ICU Ventilator Management experience;
  • Five (5) years of Student Clinical Assessor experience;
  • Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS) Credential achieved.
Grade Determinations:

GS-07: None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-08: Candidates must have all of the following:
  1. At least 1 year of successful experience related to respiratory therapy at the GS-7 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.
  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.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08.The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-08.

Physical Requirements:
  • Sight-corrected to 20/20 vision;
  • Lifting 30 Ibs.;
  • Pushing 65 Ibs.;
  • Stooping;
  • Bending;
  • Prolong standing and walking;
  • Two hands with good dexterity;
  • The physical requirements vary with work assignments;
  • Understands and practices safety procedures;
  • Use of aseptic techniques when working with patients in isolation.
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Contact Email:Christopher.Foster2@va.gov
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