Supervisor Respiratory Therapist Job in Tomah, Wisconsin – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Supervisor Respiratory Therapist – Tomah, Wisconsin
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 9609
Start Date: 10/19/2018
End Date: 11/02/2018

Qualification Summary
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: The following are the basic requirements and qualifications for this position: United States Citizenship
English Language Proficiency
Registration as RRT: As a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and a registry number, or a certification from another body which the NBRC recognizes as its credentialing equivalent. This includes registration based on either: (1) Having fulfilled the requirements and passed the registry examination administered by the NBRC since 1983. -OR-(2) 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 1961 through June 1974. Copy of Registration Required.
Grade Determination: In addition to meeting the basic requirements stated above, the following qualifications criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade assignment for a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
(GS-10). In a addition to meeting the requirement for the GS-9, candidates must have had at least 1 additional year of successful progressively responsible experience in which the candidate demonstrated the ability to assume supervisory duties and function in an assignment at the GS10-Level. Has full responsibility for supervision at least seven employees (full time equivalent) whose work involves providing respiratory and related care. In addition, you must also demonstrate (KSA’S) Knowledge skills and ability below: (A). Will plan work schedules and sequence of operations, and recommends and implements changes in organization or work assignments to improve work, services, job satisfaction, etc. Also recommends and justifies to higher authority changes with significant budgetary impact. In addition, develops and reports to higher level supervisor’s changes in budget requirements based on anticipated workload and productivity capability of the section.
(B). Assigns and explains work requirements relative to respiratory care for new or changed as well as exiting, programs. Resolves technical work problems, including those not covered by precedents or established policies.
(C). Develops and updates guidelines and policies for nonroutine or complex assignments.
(D). Keeps employees and higher level supervisors informed of matters that affect them. Has authority to prepare and follow up on actions for most supervisory personnel functions.
(E). Prepares formal request for filling vacancies for additional personnel to meet work requirements.
(F). Selects or participates with significant influence in selection of employees from eligible candidates.
(G). Prepares requests and recommendations for promotions, reassignments and other changes, and incentive and employee recognition awards and special advancements.
(H). Formulates training and education plans for subordinates and arranges for appropriate training courses.
(I). Participates in both the planning and delivery of comprehensive in-service respiratory and related care teaching and training programs for subordinates and other staff in different disciplines. Plans instruction and participates as an instructor for the facility respirator care education program.
(J). Plans and participates in the audit of respiratory care, recommending changes where indicated. Note: Evidence of experience, must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Please provide such documentation on your application or resume. Also, please provide work experience information such as hours per week and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year format) to establish one (1) full year of experience. The requirement for this proof is specified in the “How to Apply” section of this announcement. To be credible, experience must be documented in the application and verifiable through employment references and/or other means. *Your resume must support your answers in the occupational questionnaire.
References: VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Appendix G11, Registered Respiratory Therapist Qualification Standards. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10. Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements: This position has been evaluated as a Level 1 in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) definition of occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens. Positions in this category require the performance of tasks that are exposed to blood and potentially infectious body fluids. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Working Conditions: Performs respiratory therapy which requires long periods of standing and walking, frequent bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting to implement procedures. Work is primarily performed in patient care areas, in-patient and outpatient. Extensive interaction with patients, staff, physicians, family members, and visitors is involved. Moving equipment and supplies, lifting, bending, stooping to reposition patients and possible exposure to body fluids are involved.

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