Supervisory Registered Respiratory Therapist (Assistant Chief)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Nov 19, 2020
Closes
Nov 27, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Supervisor of the Respiratory Therapy Unit is responsible for this/her individual program within the service and serves as a mentor to other staff. This position is located at McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA.
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Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic procedure with the use of medical gasses and administration devices, humidification and aerosols.
  • Administration of medication to the cardiopulmonary system.
  • Proficiency at obtaining, delivering and analyzing arterial blood gas samples.
  • Set up and management of ventilator support systems, including maintenance and management of life support systems, and the patient/ventilator interface.
  • Bronchopulmonary drainage, breathing exercises and use of the vest or comparable systems.
  • CPR/Rapid Response Team
  • Set up CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP systems
  • Patient family education
  • Brochoscopy assist
  • Arterial puncture
  • Oversee in-house respiratory therapy teams
  • Mentor and educate staff
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM; 3:30 PM - 12:00 AM; 11:30 PM - 8:00 AM; Saturday - Sunday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

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-10: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of successful and progressively responsible experience in which you demonstrate the ability to assume supervisory duties. Serves as:

    Assistant Chief. Serves as a full assistant to a chief or an organizational element involved in providing respiratory and related care as described below for the GS-11 grade. Occupies a position in the direct supervisory line and shares in, and assists the chief with respect to, all phases of the organization element's work.

    References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G11

    Physical Requirements: The supervisor of respiratory therapy has a physically demanding job associated in providing respiratory care to patients. The physical demands include but are not limited to the following:
    • Assist in lifting patients and turning over patients when administering Respiratory Care.
    • Responding to Code Blues which require an immediate response to walk with diligence to the code blue site anywhere in the McGuire VAMC vicinity.
    • Pushing, pulling, moving and/or transporting of RT equipment such as ventilators to and rom areas of responsibilities.
    • Standing for long periods of time.
    • Any other physical demands necessary in providing outstanding patient care.


    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

    Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    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
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

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

    • NBRC Registered Respiratory Certification
    • 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 . (Not required at time of application)

    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.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • NBRC Registered Respiratory 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 .

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