This assignment is the full performance level. RRTs at this grade level work independently providing respiratory care in both inpatient and/or outpatient settings. The incumbent performs analytical studies and interpret results to improve operations. They conduct all phases of service delivery, program resources, and fiscal management. RRTs coordinate daily operations, develops and maintains policies and procedures for program operation and prepares reports and statistics for facility and Veterans Integrated Service Network use. They conduct a variety of audits, including clinical practice audits, to evaluate operations and productivity and to ensure appropriate documentation of therapy, procedure, clinical outcomes, and patient safety. They help determine quality and compliance data to be collected, investigate problems related to quality and quantity of work and operating effectiveness, and recommend needed action. They make recommendations for program improvement and expansion based on research and emerging knowledge. They represent the department at interdisciplinary meetings. The CPAP clinic engages over 10,000 veterans per year, and is one of the highest utilized units in the section. Work Schedule: Compressed Work Schedule. 80 Hours per pay period. Variable days, night shift 7:00 pm to 7:30 am, plus alternate weekend coverage. 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.