This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Major Duties, but not limited to: Performs basic spirometry, including adequate coaching, recognition of improperly performed maneuvers, corrective actions, and interpretation of test results. Compares and evaluates the indications and contraindications for sleep studies. Identifies and distinguishes the indications, contraindications, and general hazards, complications in preparation, performance, and post core of bronchoscopy procedures. Performs arterial and venous sampling for blood analysis. Develops, administers, evaluates, and modifies respiratory core plans in the acute-care setting, using evidence-based medicine, protocols, and clinical practice guidelines. Explains the use of evidence-based medicine in the development and application of hospital- based respiratory care protocols. Evaluates and treats patients in a variety of settings, using the appropriate respiratory care protocols. Completes the assessment through direct contact, chart review, and other means as appropriate and share the information with healthcare team members. Reviews and interprets pulmonary function studies (spirometry) and pulse oximetry, arterial blood gases, electrolytes, complete blood cell count, and related laboratory tests. Inspects the chest and extremities to detect deformation, cyanosis, edema, clubbing, and other anomalies. Measures vital signs (blood pressure, heart rote, respiratory rate). Evaluates patient breathing effort, ventilatory pattern, and use of accessory muscles. Performs basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) according to American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, endotracheal intubation, arterial line placement and management, IV and/or midline placement and management. Participates in mass-casualty staffing to provide airway management, manual and mechanical ventilator life support, medical gas administration, aerosol delivery of bronchodilators and other agents In the resuscitation of respiratory and cardiovascular failure Manages monitoring system and airway devices. Makes treatment recommendations based on waveform graphics, pulmonary mechanics, and imaging studies. Identifies indications for circulatory gas exchange devices. Collaborates with other professionals in cure management built upon evidence-based medicine and clinical protocols. Delivers therapeutic interventions based on evidence-based medicine and clinical protocols. Assesses the need for therapies (medical, humidity, aerosol, lung expansion, airway clearance, airway management and mechanical ventilation) in all patient settings. Determines indications/contraindications for therapy. interviews and conduct physical examination of patients. Determines appropriateness of order and need for physician intervention. Selects and assemble equipment. Monitors patient's response to therapy. Recognizes and rectify equipment malfunction (troubleshooting). Follows Standard Precautions for infection control. Recognizes complications and respond to adverse effects. Recommends therapy modifications. Assess therapy effectiveness. Documents therapy. Evaluates compressed gas cylinders, regulators and flow meters, oxygen conserving devices, high-flow air-entrainment systems, oxygen and air-flow-meter mixing systems, air/oxygen blenders, nasal cannulas, high-flow nasal cannulas, non-reservoir masks, reservoir masks, air-entrainment masks, nitric oxide therapy, helium/oxygen therapy, unheated passive humidifiers, active and passive heat-and-moisture exchangers (HM Es), heated humidifiers for medical gas delivery systems via mask, tracheal catheter, and artificial airways, non-medicated, large-volume nebulizers, heated and unheated, delivery of medication, nebulizers for continuous nebulization, pressurized metered-dose inhalers, dry-powder inhalers, physiologic action, adverse effects and doses and peak expiratory flow meters and inspiratory flow meters. Calculates and modifies drug dosing. Evaluates incentive spirometers (flow-based and volume-based), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) devices, bi-level positive-pressure breathing, positive expiratory therapy (PEP), intermittent positive-breathing devices, bag-value-mask devices, proper positioning for bronchial drainage, positive airway pressure adjuncts (vibratory and non-vibratory PEP), expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) devices, external chest-wall-vibration devices and high frequency positive pressures devices. Performs the head-tilt chin-lift airway-opening maneuver and jaw lift without head extension maneuver. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts (7/24) 6:00 am - 2:30pm, 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm, 10:00 pm - 6:00 am, including Weekends, Holidays and On-Call as per service needs. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible *See "Additional Information" section below for more details. Financial Disclosure Report: Not require.
Internal Number: 600237300
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