Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Register Respiratory Therapist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Summary Registered Respiratory Therapist - VISN 12 Outpatient Respiratory Program Coordinator Responsibilities This position serves as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for VISN 12 and is responsible for coordinating and local clinical oversight of the home oxygen and respiratory programs administered by Prosthetics. The employee will maintain current state licensure as a Respiratory Therapist and be familiar with all modalities of outpatient Respiratory Care. Responsibilities include but are not limited to addressing walk-in patients in the prosthetics section for outpatient respiratory equipment troubleshooting (If applicable and patient education/training can be accommodated to maintain patient confidentiality ), internal and external QA monitoring to provide policy and contractual oversight of the services provided to patients enrolled in the program. This individual works closely with patients and/or caregivers, Pulmonary, Sleep clinics, Home Based Primary Care, Performance Improvement, Safety and VISN contracted vendor staff in administering a uniformed outpatient respiratory program compliant to all policies and standards established by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Duties: - The incumbent licensed respiratory therapist is responsible for coordinating and local clinical oversight of the home oxygen and respiratory programs administered by Prosthetics - will maintain current state licensure as a Respiratory Therapist and be familiar with all modalities of outpatient Respiratory Care. - Responsibilities include but are not limited to addressing walk-in patients in the prosthetics section for outpatient respiratory equipment troubleshooting (If applicable and patient education/training can be accommodated to maintain patient confidentiality ), internal and external QA monitoring to provide policy and contractual oversight of the services provided to patients enrolled in the program. - This individual works closely with patients and/or caregivers, Pulmonary, Sleep clinics, Home Based Primary Care, Performance Improvement, Safety and VISN contracted vendor staff in administering a uniformed outpatient respiratory program compliant to all policies and standards established by the Department of Veterans Affairs. - The incumbent will report directly to the VISN 12 Prosthetics Home Respiratory Program Supervisor and will perform tasks as assigned or directed. - This includes but is not limited to performing self-assessments, facility progress reports, departmental or organizational reporting, patient home safety inspections or follow ups related to high risk behavior, program deficiency reports, patient satisfaction reports, priority patient concern follow-up and other duties as assigned. - The incumbent is required to visit patients in their homes and conduct vendor site inspections. - This individual will act as a liaison between the patient and/or caregiver, VHA clinicians, Primary Care Physicians, prosthetics and pulmonary/respiratory personnel, contracted vendors, equipment manufacturers and all governing bodies as to the administration of this program. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: None Telework: None Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Register Respiratory Therapist/PD000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. English Language Proficiency: RRTs appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Registered Respiratory Therapist: National Board of Respiratory Care, American Association of Respiratory Care. Having fulfilled the requirements and passed the registry examination administered by the NBRC since -Specialized Experience GS-11 level. I posses One year of creditable experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level demonstrating the clinical competencies described at that level and Hold an active license and RRT credential. This assignment is the full performance level. RRTs at this grade level work independently providing respiratory care in both inpatient and/or outpatient settings. The specific assignments are dependent on facility structure and complexity levels. They use data and patient assessment to establish appropriate plan of care and determine if outcomes are being met. They consult with physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure quality of patient care within area of specialty In addition to the requirements above, candidates must demonstrate all the following KSAs: Ability to collaboratively consult with physicians and other healthcare professionals for complex respiratory care to develop care plans to provide favorable patient outcomes. Skill in evaluating the efficacies of therapeutic modalities. Skill in performing advanced airway and ventilation management. You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities based on your application for this position: Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume. Demonstrates knowledge and ability needed to perform complex respiratory procedures with minimal supervision. Is 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. Demonstrates 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; and to plan and conduct training sessions with respiratory therapy students, hospital staff, patients, and family members. References: VA Handbook 5005/80, Part II, Appendix G11, VA Registered Respiratory Therapist Qualification Standards. Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued sitting, with intermittent bending, pulling, and pushing. Movement between work areas within the health care system is expected. Occasional lifting of objects The full performance level of this vacancy is a GS-11. 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. 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