Registered Respiratory Therapist

Federal Job Information


Closing Date: 12/31/218

Department: Veteras Affairs

Pay Scale & Grade: GS 8

Job Location: Tampa, FL

Salary: $54,029 to $70,243 per year

Work Schedule: Full Time

Appointment Type: Permanent





SUMMARY

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Registered Respiratory Therapist assigned to the outpatient clinics your primary responsibility will include but not limited to, the following duties:

Entering collecting /downloading data of patients results following procedures utilizing encore pro2 software.

Independently evaluate sleep related breathing disorders patients, and titrate pressures, download data, review compliance and fit patients with appropriate interface devices to achieve the physician’s therapeutic goals.

Performing arterial blood gases sampling, analysis, interpretation and intervention.

Evaluate/monitor patient’s response to therapy and recommend changes based on information obtained.

Performing pulmonary function testing which includes, calibration of equipment, performing various diagnostic tests including Spirometry, Single Breath Diffusion (DLCO), Plethysmography (VTG) and Methacholine testing.

Evaluating patients for home oxygen and six minute walk testing.

Respond to consults/clinical procedures for both outpatient/inpatient staff and patients.

Clinical skills that improve patient care as well as excellent interpersonal relationship skills in communicating health care information to patients, family and interdisciplinary health care teams.

Setting up portable home sleep and downloading results.

The delivery of the complete spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic, services provided within respiratory services at the James A Haley VA hospital.

Travel Required

None



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