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Respiratory Therapist ESEP/MP


  • Duties
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    Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

    Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

    The position is located with the Shiprock Service Unit, Northern Navajo Medical Center (NNMC), Division of Clinical Services, Branch of Respiratory Therapy, Shiprock, New Mexico. The primary purpose of this position is to perform a wide range of judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in the application of respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary procedures. Incumbent serves all areas of the hospital.

    The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-18-NJ-10164210-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
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    Responsibilities

    GS-08/07 :
    • Administers various medications to patients with acute and chronic respiratory distress. Sets up, manages, and monitors a variety of complex respiratory equipment such as volume cycled and pressure cycled ventilators for critically ill patients.
    • Performs airway management and tube cre on intensive care and emergency room patients including cleaning and securing endotracheal tube and site, monitoring cuff pressure and inspecting equipment and patient to insure proper functioning of endotracheal or trach tube.
    • Draws arterial, venous, and mixed venous blood samples from patients through arterial puncture, arterial catheter, Swan-Ganz, or capillary puncture.
    • Maintains detailed records; documenting assessments, therapies, procedures performed. Keeps abreast of the latest advances in the respiratory field by attending training, in-service, and perusing respiratory therapy/cardiopulmonary journals.
    • Maintains, operates, calibrates, troubleshoots, performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, performs Quality Control, and proficiency testing on the Arterial Blood Gas analyzers requiring a high degree of knowledge, training and skills.
    GS-05/06
    • Incumbent receives guidance from a higher-grade respiratory therapist or supervisor.
    • Administers a variety of procedures.
    • Sets up small volume nebulizer therapy (SVN) administration using various medications for acute and chronic respiratory distress and disease process.
    • Provides patient and family education, in-service and training for home respiratory therapy care pertaining to medication effects and Chest physiotherapy.
    • Maintains accurate, clear, detailed records and documents all therapies and procedures performed. Stays abreast of current information and advances in the field of respiratory therapy/cardiopulmonary.
    • Managing a ventilator independently and making safe decisions on behalf of patients.


    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    8

  • Job family (Series)
    0651 Respiratory Therapist

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
    • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
    • ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period.
    • You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: December 31, 2018
    • On-call hours or standby duty may be required.

    Qualifications
    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.

    Experience 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.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    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.
    GS-05: Candidate must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level -OR- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy.
    GS-06: Candidate must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level.
    GS-07: Candidate must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level.
    GS-08: Candidate must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level.

    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).

    Education
    When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional information

    Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave is earned.

    This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/

    This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

    Appointment Above the Minimum may be authorized.

    Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 1 year service agreement will be required.

    Loan Repayment Program (LRP):
    The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit:
    For IHS - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/
    For HRSA Nurse Corps - http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/index.html

    This position has promotion potential to the GS-08 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
    • This position is covered by Public Law 101-630, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Protection Act (25 United States Code Chapter 34) requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this law, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
    • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
    IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your responses to the assessment questions.
    You will be further evaluated/rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions to determine your competency in the following:
    • Technical Competence
    • Attention to Detail
    • Oral Communication
    • Medical Documentation
    You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaires. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration.

    The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:
    • Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled) - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) - https://www.ihs.gov/jobs/supporting-documents/permanentDocs/ctap.doc
    • Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
    • Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/
    Click here to view vacancy questions: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10164142 . All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of 12/31/2018, to be considered.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
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  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:
    • Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
    • Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xois/documents/document/idc1-029504.pdf . When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans' preference the rules regarding Veterans' preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.
    • Veterans Preference: If claiming Veteran's Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form (Member 4 copy). To claim 10-Point Veteran's Preference, submit a SF-15 Application ( http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ) along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veterans Preference visit: www.fedshirevets.gov
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf .
    • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50 or if Reinstatement eligible include your Career SF-50.
    • Noncompetitive eligibles: submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy.
    • Transcripts - MUST be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
    Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 12/31/2018, the closing of this announcement.

    The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be April 11, 2018. Other Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. 10 pt. Veterans Preference applicants who submit a complete application after a Cut-off date but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the list, if qualified.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Help Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
    Click 'Apply' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    1. Follow the prompts to upload required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
    2. Please ensure you click the 'Submit Application' button to submit your application.
    3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
    4. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Home, then click the Job Title to expand the details. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

    The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Geraldine Thompson, (928) 871-1368, and/or [email protected]) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: https://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=faq

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    Agency contact information Geraldine Thompson

    Phone
    (928) 871-1368
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Navajo Area Indian Health Service
    PO Box 9020
    Window Rock, AZ
    US

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    Next steps

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

    You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

    If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494572900 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Indian Health Service
Posted
03/27/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Shiprock, New Mexico, US