Registered Respiratory Therapists at this grade level in this position compare and evaluate indications and contraindications for complex pulmonary function testing (PFT) and recognizes normal/abnormal results. They perform bronchoprovocation testing utilizing a variety of medications or methodologies. They monitor patients and recognize and initiate interventions for complications of testing. The Pulmonary Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is an advanced assignment. The designated specialized areas in respiratory care include pulmonary function testing. These specialized assignments are completed under the general supervision of a physician medical director who is qualified to supervise the RRT. Other duties include but are not limited to cross-training to other areas such as inpatient care, Sleep and Diagnostics Services, Bronchoscopy Procedures or Home Oxygen. All members of the Respiratory Care department team must embody the VA customer service value of "Putting the Veteran First". Work Schedule: 7:00am-3:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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