The incumbent demonstrates the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the following duties within the scope of Respiratory Care. A Respiratory Therapist may perform other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned below. Essential functions may change from time to time to reflect the current trends within the field of respiratory therapy, and to meet the cardio-pulmonary needs of the patients served. The duties below are not all inclusive of what the incumbent will perform. ·Manages, directs, or assists in managing or directing, one or more programs to deliver health care services to veterans · Applies specialized principles and practices of health care management inleading people · Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgment ·Supports the organizational vision that integrates program goals, strategic priorities, ICARE values, and other factors · Resolves technical work problems, including those not covered by precedents or established policies · Assist in the recruitment and interviews of potential candidates for hire · Serves as a consultant and works in collaboration with case managers ,discharge coordinators, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and ancillary staff regarding the respiratory care provided ·Acts as a resource person in planning, reviewing, or revising facility policies and procedures that impact patient care · Establishes relationships with professional and/or other health-related groups within the community · Coordinates services with other departments · Reports progress and resolution of problems in achieving goals and objectives to higher levels of management · Represents the department at interdisciplinary meetings and facility level committees · Assigns and explains work requirements relative to respiratory care for new or changed, as well as existing programs · Completes annual performance appraisals · Develops and maintains competencies for staff · Maintains a leadership role in the evaluation and recommendation of new services and equipment Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7: 45 AM-4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.