Chief Registered Respiratory Therapist Job in Wilmington, Delaware – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Chief Registered Respiratory Therapist – Wilmington, Delaware
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 55513
Start Date: 02/12/2019
End Date: 02/26/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/26/2019.
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 an Registered Respiratory Therapist from the NBRC (National Board for Respiratory Care) and a registry number, or a certificate 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. 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). Preferred Experience: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required. Supervisory experience preferred. Grade Determinations: GS-9. In addition to meeting the requirements for GS-8, candidates must have had at least 1 additional year of successful and progressively responsible experience related to respiratory therapy at the GS-8 level or equivalent. This experience must have included demonstrated accomplishments in upgrading services to patients. The candidate must have demonstrated expert knowledge of respiratory therapy methods, equipment, and procedures and the ability to assume responsibility to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate programs involving respiratory care. Serves as: (1) Chief of a Section (or Unit) Providing Respiratory and Related Care. Supervises at least three employees (full-time equivalent) whose work involves providing respiratory and related care. Typically, duties and responsibilities will include: (a) Assigns duties and responsibilities to staff relative to respiratory care of patients to include adequate work coverage at all times. Selective consideration is given to relative difficulties of assignments and capabilities of subordinates. (b) Interviews candidates for subordinate positions in the section or unit. Makes recommendations for appointment, advancement, and, when appropriate, disciplinary action. Evaluates performance of the staff and identifies continuing education and training needs. (c) Participates in in-service respiratory teaching and training, maintaining a close relationship with other disciplines and students who may rotate through the health care facility.
(d) Delivers respiratory care as needed in the more complex respiratory care procedures and to poor risk patients such as those in the older age group. Participates in the audit of respiratory care, recommending changes where indicated. GS-10. In addition to meeting the requirement for GS-9, candidates must have had at least 1 additional year of successful and progressively responsible experience in which the candidate demonstrated the ability to assume supervisory duties and function in an assignment at the GS-10 level. Serves as: (1) Chief of an Organizational Element (Typically a Section). Has full responsibility for supervising at least seven employees (full-time equivalent) whose work involves providing respiratory and related care. Typically, duties and responsibilities will include: (a) Plans work schedules and the 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 supervisors 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 existing, 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 requests 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 respiratory care educational program. (j) Plans and participates in the audit of respiratory care, recommending changes where indicate References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G11, Registered Respiratory Therapist Qualification Standards Dated April 15, 2002. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-09 to GS-10. Physical Requirements: This position requires unique physical demands while providing clinical treatments to patients. This include the ability to move heavy equipment (ventilators/patient beds) and/or the ability to assist with or independently move patients in order to be better positioned to receive therapy. When not in clinical environments the incumbent’s movements are no greater than in other management positions, involving frequent walking, bending, sitting, etc. *All new supervisors are required to serve a one year probationary/trial period.

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