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    Summary

    The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is a member of the VA healthcare team and performs quality therapeutic and diagnostic respiratory care under the order of a healthcare provider with recognized prescribing authority. Under the supervision of the Section Chief/Assistant Chief/Supervisor of Respiratory Care Services, the incumbent displays proficiency and performs at a level of excellence in Respiratory Care.

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    Responsibilities

    • Maintenance of natural and artificial airways as necessary, including endotracheal suctioning, oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal suctioning, sputum induction, tracheal lavage, and securing of nasal or oral endotracheal tubes or tracheostomies.
    • Monitoring patient status as appropriate via arterial blood gases, chest auscultation, review of x-ray studies, clinical observation.
    • Weaning and removing ventilator support, with appropriate monitoring of patient and assessment of ability to maintain reliable spontaneous ventilation.
    • Provides ventilatory support, including initiation, maintenance, and management of life support systems, and the patient/ventilator interface.
    • Administration of mixed gases (e.g., nitric oxide mix and others as implemented per policy).
    • Assisting with insertion and maintenance of artificial airways including but not limited to endotracheal tubes (ET) and intubating laryngotracheal mask (ILMA) airways.
    • Collaborating/consulting with attending Physicians, Residents, Fellows, Interns, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and other hospital staff.
    • Assist with insertion and maintenance of artificial airways including but not limited to endotracheal tubes (ET) and intubating laryngotracheo mask (ILMA) airways.
    • Setup equipment selection and appropriately provide care ordered by physician or protocol.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Part-time; To be determined but most likely will be evening shift, 5 days per pay period, includes every other weekend. PT schedule may change based on the needs of the service. Part-time position salary will be prorated based on the hours worked.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    8

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    0601 General Health Science

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