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Job Details
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Date Posted: 10/25/2019
Posting Expires: None
The Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician is responsible for administering respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Sets up, operates, and monitors devices, such as respirators, postural drainage equipment, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators to provide therapy to patients. Sets up and monitors continuous ventilators by setting initial controls, adjusting controls as necessary, monitoring appropriate parameters, and revising patient breathing circuit. Auscultators patients' chests to determine area to be treated, assembles appropriate equipment and medication for therapy, and collects sputum for examination and analysis. Maintains patient charts documenting pertinent identification and therapy information. Presents in-service training on current respiratory techniques and practices and demonstrates respirator care procedures. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure proper operating condition. Inventories and orders supplies. Consults with physician for instruction in patient diagnosis and prescribed therapy. Travels to medical facilities within the state to evaluate patients referred to state facility. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of respiratory therapy methods and techniques. Knowledge of the operation of respiratory therapy equipment. Ability to operate respiratory therapy equipment. Ability to assess patient therapy needs and treatment. Ability to evaluate problems and initiate therapy. Ability to instruct others in respiratory care. Ability to maintain patient charts and records. Ability to interpret and apply physician instructions.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a respiratory therapy technician in accordance with ACA 17-99-301. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be certified as a Respiratory Therapy Technician by the National Board for Respiratory Care in accordance with ACA 17-99-301.
Agency Specific Information
Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: CONTINUOUS
Class Code: L050C
Grade: GS08
Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City:
Job County/Region: Saline
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1667
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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