Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Respiratory Therapist (part time)

Recruitment #190516-6881HN-001

Introduction

The Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center at the State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is currently recruiting for a part time Respiratory Therapist on the first shift. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care to meet the unique needs of Veteran patients, built on the foundation of integrity, honor, and respect. We pride ourselves on fostering these qualities as we honor Veteran patients for their service and encourage the innate bond between them.  The schedule for this position is Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and every other weekend (28 hours per week).

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Anita Cella at dvarecruit@ct.gov.

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state hospital or institution, this class is accountable for performing diagnostic testing and administering a full range of respiratory therapy with emphasis on the more difficult procedures.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Administers more difficult types of therapy (i.e. mechanical artificial ventilation) and various basic types of respiratory therapy (i.e. intermittent positive pressure breathing therapy) and aerosol, sputum induction and postural drainage treatments; records treatments on patient charts; sets up, operates and monitors all ventilatory support; performs diagnostic testing for cardiopulmonary pathology including blood gas analyses and pulmonary function testing; participates in resuscitative efforts; cleans, sterilizes, assembles and performs minor maintenance on therapeutic equipment; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of equipment, procedures, techniques and terminology used in respiratory therapy and related diagnostic testing; considerable technical knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology and pathology; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to work therapeutically with patients; ability to prepare written reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Successful completion of a two (2) year respiratory therapist program approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Successful completion of a one (1) year respiratory therapy technician program approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association AND one (1) year of experience as a Respiratory Therapy Technician may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in a Skilled Nursing Facility;

Ability to push/or handle 230psi Oxygen tanks aprox 50-60 LBS. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.
  2. Candidates will be required to take a physical examination to demonstrate sufficient physical strength for efficient performance of duties.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and/or adjust equipment and patients; may have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and uncooperative or abusive patients; may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.