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    Summary

    Registered Respiratory Therapist to provide respiratory services in accordance with the guidelines established by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), and the policies and procedures of VA Central Iowa Health Care Systems in both inpatient and outpatient settings at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

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    Responsibilities

    Common duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

    • Therapeutic and diagnostic procedures with the use of medical gases and administration devices, humidification and aerosols
    • Administration of medication to the cardiopulmonary system
    • Ventilatory support, including maintenance and management of life support systems, and the patient/ventilator interface
    • Bronchopulmonary drainage and breathing exercises
    • Pulmonary rehabilitation
    • PAP Therapy
    • Home Oxygen Evaluation
    • BLS/ACLS
    • Rapid Response Team (RRT), Code Blue Team
    • Insertion and maintenance of airways
    • Out of Operating Room Airway Management per local policy
    • Arterial Puncture (ABG) and analysis
    • Patient/family education
    • Patient assessment
    • Recognition of the need for medical intervention if patient safety is at risk

    You are an integral part of the health care team at VACIHCS.



    Work Schedule: Intermittent/PRN, as needed basis
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0601 General Health Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538378300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.