Registered Respiratory Therapist (NTE 04/1/2021)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
Sep 12, 2020
Closes
Sep 20, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is a full-time, temporary position, not to exceed 04/1/2021 to support the efforts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability needed to perform complex respiratory procedures with minimal supervision.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plan and conduct training sessions with respiratory therapy students, hospital staff, patients, and family members.
Work Schedule: TBD - 8 or 12 hour shifts/Days/Nights (Will be discussed in detail if selected for an interview)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist. Has a certificate as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) 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 Therapists from 961 through June 1974.
  • Grade Determinations
    GS-07:
    None beyond the basic requirements.

    GS-08: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least one (1) year of successful experience related to respiratory therapy at the GS-07 level or equivalent. Qualifying experience at this level is work which include 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.
    • Providing in-service training to others in various specialized areas of respiratory care.

    References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G11

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-07 to GS-08.

    Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45lbs or higher), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, pushing, reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing, use of respirator.

    Education

    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    Note: 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 .

    Additional information

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    Resume Reminder - Your resume must include the following for each job listed:
    1) Job title and grade level/salary. In order to show that you meet time-in-grade, you must document grades you have held and how long you have held them;
    2) Duties (you must include enough detailed information to support your specialized experience);
    3) Month, day and year start/end dates (e.g. 04/02/2007 to 04/13/2008);
    4) Hours worked per week for each job listed
    5) Full Name and address of Employer
    6) Name of Supervisor or Contact name
    7) Complete phone number of Supervisor/Contact

    Do not copy the job announcement onto your resume. That is not a true representation of your skills and you will be disqualified.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

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

    • Registered Respiratory Therapist Certification
    • Resume
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


    ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE?
    If applying as a candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action."

    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 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 (current/former Federal employees), etc.

    • Registered Respiratory Therapist Certification
    • Resume
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • 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 .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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