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    Summary

    The Registered Respiratory Therapist will be assigned to interested facilities throughout VHA in support of COVID-19 operations and may be temporarily appointed (not-to-exceed 120 days) on an intermittent, part-time or full-time schedule in support of the VA facilities across the Nation.

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    Responsibilities

    The primary duties for this position include but are not limited to:

    • administers assisted and controlled ventilation to patients with tracheotomies and other complex medical problems requiring frequent adjustments in ventilator parameters;
    • administers and monitors advanced ventilator techniques such as positive end expiratory pressure and continuous positive airway pressure;
    • develops plans for weaning patients from ventilators;
    • assesses 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;
    • performs the most difficult respiratory therapy procedures to maintain ventilation, including endotracheal intubation, tracheal lavage, and tracheotomy care;
    • provides in-service training to others in various specialized areas of respiratory care;functions as a consultant to the physicians in identifying appropriate procedures, techniques, or equipment for application to specific cases.

    Work Schedule: Varies based on facility needs
    Financial Discloser Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel - RRTs will be assigned to VA facilities within their local commuting area/self identified locations, unless need is expanded to other locations in which case PAs will be provided lodging, meals, travel and incidental expenses..

    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/564148300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.