Respiratory Therapist GS-07/08


Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Chinle, AZ - Jul 20, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position is located at one of the Service Unit hospitals under the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in the Respiratory Therapy Branch.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide limited respiratory/inhalation therapy care services for critically ill and high risk patients.

**Note: This is an Open Continuous Announcement; applicants will be referred when vacancies occur.

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.nExperience 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; religious; spiritual; community; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):nSpecialized Experience: For positions at GS-4 and above: Qualifying specialized experience must have demonstrated a knowledge of basic equipment used in respiratory therapy and included duties such as: Making regular rounds on hospital nursing units to review or collect clinical data to insure that the respiratory equipment is operating properly and in compliance with physicians' orders.

Transporting, setting up, or testing the operation of and changing simple oxygen administering devices, e.g., masks and nasal cannulas with cylinder or centralized medical gas systems.

Disassembling, cleaning, assembling, and sterilizing reusable respiratory equipment such as oxygen analyzers and regulators, including recognizing and reporting variations from expected results.

Examples of qualifying experience include work as a practical nurse, nursing assistant, medical machine aid, medical technician, or respiratory therapy aid if the above duties were performed.nIn addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:nGS-07: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Independently providing emergency inhalation therapy treatments to critically ill and high risk patients.

Sets up and operates pressure ventilators, pneumatic nebulizers to administer complex inhalation therapy treatments.

Calibrates and maintains blood gas analyzer and blood gas supplies.nGS-08: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Performing a variety of difficult respiratory therapy such as administering various medications to patients with acute and chronic respiratory distress.

Performs airway and tube care on intensive care patients.

Sets up, manages and monitors a variety of complex respiratory equipment.

Time In Grade: Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level.

Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

**Note: This is an Open Continuous Announcement; applicants will be referred when vacancies occur.



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