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Career Program:             CP 53 - Medical
Career Series:              0651 Respiratory Therapist

Qualifying for a Career     OPM Qualification Standard
Series Description                                  General Schedule                                                         General Schedule                                                              General Schedule                                                              General Schedule
0651 Description
                                                             GS 06                                                                GS 07                                                                         GS 08                                                                      GS 09/10/11
                                                          Nonsupervisory                                                       Nonsupervisory                                                                Nonsupervisory                                                         Non-Supervisory/Supervisory
Key Assignments/Key         Location:                                                            Location:                                                                      Location:                                                                    Location:
Billets                     Regional Medical Center                                              Regional Medical Center                                                        Regional Medical Center                                                      Regional Medical Center
                            Medical Center                                                       Medical Center                                                                 Medical Center                                                               Medical Center
                                                                                                 Sleep Disorders Laboratory                                                     Department of Pediatrics                                                     Sleep Disorders Laboratory
                            Positions:                                                           Positions:                                                                     Positions:                                                                   Positions:
                            Entry Level                                                          Intermediate Level                                                             Intermediate Level                                                           Advanced Level
                            Respiratory Therapist                                                Respiratory Therapist                                                          Respiratory Therapist                                                        Supervisory Respiratory Technician
                                                                                                 Respiratory Therapist (Polysomnography)                                        Respiratory Therapist (Pediatric)                                            Supervisory Respiratory Therapist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Supervisory Respiratory Theraphy Tech (Polysomnography)

Leadership Competencies                                                                          Accountability                                                                 Accountability                                                               Accountability
                                                                                                 Critical Thinking                                                              Critical Thinking                                                            Critical Thinking
                                                                                                 External Awareness                                                             External Awareness                                                           External Awareness
                                                                                                 Financial Management                                                           Financial Management                                                         Financial Management
                                                                                                 Human Resources Management                                                     Human Resources Management                                                   Human Resources Management
                                                                                                 Influencing and Negotiating                                                    Influencing and Negotiating                                                  Influencing and Negotiating
                                                                                                 Oral Communication                                                             Oral Communication                                                           Oral Communication
                                                                                                 Problem Solving                                                                Problem Solving                                                              Problem Solving
                                                                                                 Strategic Thinking                                                             Strategic Thinking                                                           Strategic Thinking
                                                                                                 Technology Management                                                          Technology Management                                                        Technology Management
                                                                                                 Vision                                                                         Vision                                                                       Vision
                                                                                                 Written Communication                                                          Written Communication                                                        Written Communication

Functional Competencies     Equipment                                                            Equipment                                                                      Equipment                                                                    Equipment
                            Pharmacology                                                         Pharmacology                                                                   Pharmacology                                                                 Pharmacology
                            Anatomy & Physiology                                                 Anatomy & Physiology                                                           Anatomy & Physiology                                                         Anatomy & Physiology
                            Data Interpretation                                                  Data Interpretation                                                            Data Interpretation                                                          Data Interpretation
                            Patient Care                                                         Patient Care                                                                   Patient Care                                                                 Patient Care
                                                                                                 Polysomnographic Tests                                                                                                                                      Polysomnographic Tests

Core Competencies           Administration and Management                                        Administration and Management                                                  Administration and Management                                                Administration and Management
                            Computers                                                            Computers                                                                      Computers                                                                    Computers
                            Conflict Management                                                  Conflict Management                                                            Conflict Management                                                          Conflict Management
                            Creativity and Innovation                                            Creativity and Innovation                                                      Creativity and Innovation                                                    Creativity and Innovation
                            Customer and Personal Service                                        Customer and Personal Service                                                  Customer and Personal Service                                                Customer and Personal Service
                            Decisiveness                                                         Decisiveness                                                                   Decisiveness                                                                 Decisiveness

                            Flexibility                                                          Flexibility                                                                    Flexibility                                                                  Flexibility
                            Mentoring                                                            Mentoring                                                                      Mentoring                                                                    Mentoring
                            Organization                                                         Organization                                                                   Organization                                                                 Organization
                            Partnering                                                           Partnering                                                                     Partnering                                                                   Partnering
                            Public Safety and Security                                           Public Safety and Security                                                     Public Safety and Security                                                   Public Safety and Security
                            Resilience                                                           Resilience                                                                     Resilience                                                                   Resilience
                            Team Building                                                        Team Building                                                                  Team Building                                                                Team Building
                            Technical Credibility                                                Technical Credibility                                                          Technical Credibility                                                        Technical Credibility
                            Interpersonal Skills                                                 Interpersonal Skills                                                           Interpersonal Skills                                                         Interpersonal Skills
                            Integrity/Honesty                                                    Integrity/Honesty                                                              Integrity/Honesty                                                            Integrity/Honesty
                            Continual Learning                                                   Continual Learning                                                             Continual Learning                                                           Continual Learning
                            Public Service Motivation                                            Public Service Motivation                                                      Public Service Motivation                                                    Public Service Motivation

Leader Development          Foundation Course                                                    Foundation Course                                                              Foundation Course                                                            Foundation Course
                            Action Officer Development Course                                    Action Officer Development Course                                              Action Officer Development Course                                            Action Officer Development Course
                            Basic Course DL                                                      Basic Course DL                                                                Basic Course DL                                                              Basic Course DL
                            Intermediate Course DL                                               Intermediate Course DL                                                         Intermediate Course DL                                                       Intermediate Course DL
                            DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program                                 DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program                                           DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program                                         DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program
                                                                                                                                                                                Supervisor's Development Course                                              Supervisor's Development Course
                                                                                                                                                                                Manager Development Course (DL)                                              Manager Development Course (DL)
Professional Development    Basic Computer Courses                                               Basic Computer Courses                                                         Basic Computer Courses                                                       Basic Computer Courses
                            Listening and Memory Development                                     Listening and Memory Development                                               Listening and Memory Development                                             Listening and Memory Development
                            Communicating For Results                                            Communicating For Results                                                      Communicating For Results                                                    Communicating For Results

Occupational / Functional   Infection Control                                                    Infection Control                                                              Infection Control                                                            Infection Control
Training                    HIPAA                                                                HIPAA                                                                          HIPAA                                                                        HIPAA
                            Health Care Ethics I                                                 Health Care Ethics I                                                           Health Care Ethics I                                                         Health Care Ethics I
                            Health Care Ethics II                                                Health Care Ethics II                                                          Health Care Ethics II                                                        Health Care Ethics II
                            Respiratory Diseases and Disorders                                   Respiratory Diseases and Disorders                                             Respiratory Diseases and Disorders                                           Respiratory Diseases and Disorders
                            Respiratory Specialist                                               Respiratory Specialist                                                         Respiratory Specialist                                                       Respiratory Specialist
                            Management of Patients with Respiratory Dysfunction                  Management of Patients with Respiratory Dysfunction                            Management of Patients with Respiratory Dysfunction                          Management of Patients with Respiratory Dysfunction
                            American Society for Respiratory Care CE Courses                     American Society for Respiratory Care CE Courses                               American Society for Respiratory Care CE Courses                             American Society for Respiratory Care CE Courses
                            ACLS                                                                 ACLS                                                                           ACLS                                                                         ACLS
                            PALS                                                                 PALS                                                                           PALS                                                                         PALS
                            NALS                                                                 NALS                                                                           NALS                                                                         NALS

Academic Training           Completion of a 2-year course of study leading to an Associate’s     Completion of a 2-year course of study leading to an Associate’s               Completion of a 2-year course of study leading to an Associate’s             Completion of a 2-year course of study leading to an Associate’s
                            Degree from a respiratory therapist education program supported or   Degree from a respiratory therapist education program supported or             Degree from a respiratory therapist education program supported              Degree from a respiratory therapist education program supported or
                            accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care   accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care             or accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory             accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
                            (CoARC).                                                             (CoARC).                                                                       Care (CoARC).                                                                (CoARC).
                            CoARC approved Certificate of Completion                             CoARC approved Certificate of Completion                                       CoARC approved Certificate of Completion                                     CoARC approved Certificate of Completion
                            Completion of a military course of study accredited by CoARC         Completion of a military course of study accredited by CoARC                   Completion of a military course of study accredited by CoARC                 Completion of a military course of study accredited by CoARC
                            awarding an Associates degree.                                       awarding an Associates degree.                                                 awarding an Associates degree.                                               awarding an Associates degree.
Certifications              Basic Life Support                                                   Basic Life Support                                                             Basic Life Support                                                           Basic Life Support
                            Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)                                Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)                                          Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)                                        Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
                            AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License"            Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)                                         Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)                                       Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
                                                                                                 AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License"                      AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License"                    AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License"
Mandatory Training          Basic Life Support
                            Mandatory Training for DA Civilians


                                                                                                                      Self Development
Learning Resources          ACTEDS Training Catalog                                                                                                                             Army Distributed Learning

                            Army-e-Learning - SkillPort                                                                                                                         Army Management Staff College

                            ATIA ACCP "My Courses"

                            Army Civilian Education Courses

                            AMEDD Virtual Lbrary

                            The Textbooks of Military Medicine

Career Guides / Regulations AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief                                                                                                                          Civilian Career Management - AR 690-950                                      The Army Family Advocacy Program - AR 608-18

                            Civilian Life Long Learning (CAC Required)                                                                                                          Civilian Personnel Career Management                                         The Army Substance Abuse Program - AR 600-85

                            Civilian Education System                                                                                                                           Total Army Performance Evaluation System                                     Army Career Intern Program

                            CP 53 Training Prerequisites                                                                                                                        Training and Career Development Program
                             CP 53 ACTEDS Plans                                                Civilian Personnel Administrative Publication

                             Army Civilian Handbook                                            Army Community Service Center - AR 608-1


Career Links                 Army Civilian Employment

                             The Army Civilian Human Resources Agency

                             National Security Personnel System

                             Army Benefits Center - Civilian

                             Army Civilian Personnel On-line Portal


Professional Organizations American Thoracic Society                                           Association of the US Army                                    Society for Critical Care Medicine
and Journals
                           American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine          Soldier Magazine                                              American Heart Association

                             The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory
                             Care                                                              AMSUS - The Society of Federal Health Professionals

                             Heart & Lung - The Journal of Acute and Critical Care             American Medical Association

                             American Association for Respiratory Care                         The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces

                             National Board for Respiratory Care                               AMEDD Journal

Miscellaneous Links          Army Management Staff College                                     Army Medicine                                                 US Army School of Aviation Medicine

                             Army Civilian Employment                                          AMEDD Jobs

                             All Federal Vacancies                                             AMEDD Center & School

                             Feds Hire Vets                                                    Military Health System

                             US Office of Personnel Management                                 Armed Forces Medical Library

                             OPM Salary Charts                                                 US Army Aeromedical Center

                             DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce                              U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

                             Army Knowledge Online                                             US Army Medical Materiel Agency
                   Occupational Series
0651 Respiratory Therapist




                            Level

Entry



Intermediate




Advanced



                           Title
Respiratory Therapist (GS-6)




Respiratory Therapist (GS-7)




Respiratory Therapist (GS-8)
Respiratory Therapist (Pediatric)
Respiratory Therapist (Polysomnography)




Supervisory Respiratory Technicians
Supervisory Respiratory Therapist
Supervisory Respiratory Therapy Tech (Polysomnography)
                                                    Description
This series includes positions which involve the supervision or performance of technical work concerned with
administering therapeutic and diagnostic respiratory care and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary
deficiencies and abnormalities. The work involves: operating and monitoring respiratory equipment such as
mechanical ventilators, medical gas delivery apparatus, incentive breathing/hyperinflation devices, environmental
control systems, and aerosol devices; administering medical gases, humidification, aerosols, and respiratory
medications; maintaining clearance of patient's natural and artificial airways; obtaining blood samples and


Entry level employees perform in a developmental capacity under close supervision of higher graded Respiratory
Therapists. Assignments are given with more specific instructions and guidelines until the individual has gained
familiarity and experience with the work and can perform all duties at the full performance level.
Intermediate level employees can perform the full range of duties related to respiratory technician/therapist care
with increased independence. Duties for intermediate technicians involve more complex and unique cases in which
individuals must display full and proficient knowledge of required respiratory care techniques/procedures.
Intermediate level employees must be able to brief/train other respiratory therapists/technicians and members of
In addition to performing the full range of duties related to respiratory technician/therapist care, advanced level
employees are typically assigned supervisory duties to include responsibility for the entire respiratory care program
and subordinate/lower graded therapists. Advanced individuals are able to operate/manipulate the most complex
equipment and perform duties independent of supervision while ensuring the highest standards of clinical care.
                                                       Description
At this level, incumbent works under close supervision and works in a developmental capacity performing
assignments and completing training, both of which are aimed in preparing the incumbent to gain the knowledge
and skills necessary to perform as a Certified Repiratory Therapist (CRT) at the next higher level. Supervision will
be decreased as mastery of all core competencies are demonstrated and incumbent can perform all duties
independently. The CRT performs a variety of respiratory treatment and testing to patients, including work such as
administering oxygen and aerosols containing prescribed medications to patients involving the use of a variety of
standard respiratory equipment; drawing and analyzing blood samples from patients; collecting sputum specimens
using aerosol administration and tracheal suctioning; performing chest physical therapy using techniques such as
clapping, vibrating, and postural drainage to facilitate the removal of secretions; calibrating equipment such as
Experience at this level is work which includes all duties of a GS-06 and additional duties such as; setting up and
oxygen analyzers and blood gas analyzers; and setting up and monitoring the operation of compressors,
monitoring complex respiratory equipment such as volume and pressure ventilators; performing airway care and
maintenance on intensive care patients; performing specific diagnostic studies to determine oxygen
consumption/carbon dioxide production, measure respiratory compliance, tidal volume and inspiratory force;
drawing and interpreting results of blood gas analysis; providing oxygen and life support to patients during
emergency resuscitations; assisting physicians in placing artificial airways into patient’s trachea; and calibrating
complex respiratory equipment such as pressure and volume ventilators, oximeters, and mass spectrometers.
This experience must have provided the candidate with knowledge of the full range of equipment, procedures, and
techniques used in respiratory therapy including the operating characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of the
Respiratory Therapists at this level serve as CRT’s at the full performance level. Incumbents work with little
supervision and performs all duties of a GS-06 and GS-07. Additional duties may include serving as a preceptor
for less experienced entry level GS-06 or military Respiratory Therapist and the eligibility to work in pediatric and
neonatal high risk areas once required skill sets and competencies are mastered and evaluated.
Performs polysomnographic procedures through the use of specialized equipment designed to record physiologic
phenomena under the direction of the medical director and supervisory technologist (polysomnography). Prepares,
calibrates, interfaces, and operates all equipment used in polysomnographic procedures. Monitors patient,
diagnostic equipment, recording and video equipment throughout the night; obtains artifact-free data and tracings;
records significant observations such as sleep stage, heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation level, body
position; presence and/or absence of sleep apnea, snoring, tumescence, nocturnal myoclonus, nocturnal seizures,
bruxism, cardiac arrhythmias, night terrors; maintains proper equipment function and data collection; responds
appropriately to all situations involving patient care; maintains proper oxygen and CPAP setting. Organizes and
prepares completed patient chart, tracing and other significant data, and presents to chief technologist and medical
director. Cleans, disinfects and sterilizes electrodes and all other equipment used during the study. Post calibrates
all the equipment used for the polysomnographic procedure. Makes minor repairs to equipment used for sleep
disorders evaluation. Interprets data obtained from all night recording. Analyzes information for sleep stages to
include heart rate and arrhythmias; respiration rate and pattern; oxygen saturation level; pH level; myoclonic
activity; seizure activity; thoracic and abdominal movement pattern; tidal volume changes, tumescence activity;
EOG activity; bruxism; specific EEG patterns; awakenings/arousals; and other significant observations. Inputs
Respiratory Therapists at this level serve as Shift Supervisors responsible for all personnel on individual shifts.
Incumbents will perform all duties of a GS-06 – GS-08 with additional supervisory responsibilities. Additional duties
will include direct supervision of military, GS civilian and contract Respiratory Therapist assigned as subordinate
staff on their shift. Incumbent carries out recurring duties independently, referring only unusual situations to upper
level supervisors and managers. Incumbent will plan and develop daily work schedules for personnel assigned to
the shift. Reassigns personnel during the course or the shift to meet changing requirements. Schedules work to
ensure administration of Respiratory Care on a continuous basis. Assigns and explains work requirements,
treatments to be given and procedures to be followed as necessary. Reviews work in progress of all assigned
therapist on the shift.Performs charting audits to ensure compliance of charting standards with facility and Joint
Commission requirements; ensures all workload is documented to capture productivity for accurate manpower
assessment. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees and provides and/or makes arrangements
Type                             Competency
Leader,
Functional, or
Core
F                Equipment




F                Pharmacology




F                Anatomy & Physiology




F                Data Interpretation

F                Polysomnographic Tests




F                Patient Care



C                Administration and Management


C                Computers
C                Conflict Management


C                Creativity and Innovation


C                Customer and Personal Service


C                Decisiveness

C                Flexibility


C                Mentoring
C                Organization

C                Partnering
C   Public Safety and Security

C   Resilience

C   Team Building



C   Technical Credibility
L   Accountability




L   Critical Thinking




L   External Awareness



L   Financial Management




L   Human Resources Management




L   Influencing and Negotiating




L   Oral Communication




L   Problem Solving



L   Strategic Thinking
L   Technology Management




L   Vision




L   Written Communication




C   Interpersonal Skills
C   Integrity/Honesty

C   Continual Learning
C   Public Service Motivation
F
                                                    Definition



Ability to operate and monitor a variety of complex respiratory equipment such as ventilators, CPAP machines,
Oscillators, etc. Ability to calibrate complex respiratory equipment such as volume ventilators, co-oximeters and
mass spectrometers--identifies and corrects mechanical malfunction of equipment used in the respiratory therapy
service
Knowledge of respiratory pharmacology including an understanding of the various classes of respiratory drugs
and their uses, ability to prepare dosages and concentrations and select proper methods of administration, and
skill in identifying complications and interactions of drugs, in order to determine the effectiveness of the therapy
being delivered to patients and to make recommendations to physicians regarding changes or alternatives to
treatment.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology including an indepth understanding of the structure and function of the
lungs and bronchi as related to gas exchange and ventilation, in order to administer special ventilatory techniques
such as positive end expiratory pressure and intermittent mandatory ventilation; interpret the results of blood gas
studies and make adjustments in ventilator settings; insert and remove endotracheal tubes; and assess patients'
respiratory status and evaluate the effectiveness of therapy.
Ability to interpret the results of blood gas studies and other related procedural tests; evaluate effectiveness of
current physician orders and make recommended changes to respiratory treatment as required.
Ability to perform diagnostic polysomnographic procedures through the use of specialized equipment designed to
records physiologic phenomena during the various stages of sleep. Ability to monitor patient, diagnostic
equipment, recording and video equipment throughout the night; record significant observations such as sleep
stage, heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation level, pH level, myoclonic activity, seizure activity, etc.

Ability to provide airway care to include tracheal suctioning, tracheostromy care, endtracheal tube taping and cuff
pressure monitoring. Ability to evaluate X-rays for heart size, pleural effusion, hyperinflations, fractures,
mediastinal shifts, air bronchograms and other conditions which may impact respiration. Ability to draw arterial
blood samples for blood gas analysis using needles and syringes
Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.


Ability to use computer programs in order to accomplish data entry, retrieval, and management.
Identifies and takes steps to prevent potential situations that could result in unpleasant confrontations. Manages
and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative impact.

Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements.
Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation. Designs and implements new or
cutting-edge programs/processes.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer
needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Makes sound and well-informed decisions. Perceives the impact and implications of decisions. commits to
action, even in uncertain situations, in order to accomplish organizational goals.
Is open to change and new information. Adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information,
changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and
resolution.
Ability to serve as a mentor in order to provide relevant information and enhance role performance.
Knowledge of organizational structure, policies and procedures, communication systems, and reporting
procedures in order to ensure effective coordination of information.
Develops networks and builds alliances, engages in cross-functional activities. Collaborates across boundaries,
and finds common ground with a widening range of stakeholders. Utilizes contacts to build and strengthen
internal support bases.
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or
national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Deals effectively with pressure and maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic and persistent, even
under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Effectively balances personal life and work.
Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains
cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with
customer groups. Fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching,
mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees.
Executes procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
Use effective controls to ensure the integrity of the organization. Hold self and others accountable for rules and
responsibilities. Ensure that projects of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within
budget. Monitors and evaluates plans, focuses on results and measuring attainments of outcomes. 1. Act
responsibly and independently without supervision. 2. Accept responsibility for actions and mistakes. 3. Practice
sound fiscal and resource management. 4. Complete tasks and projects on time, within budget and in
accordance with standards.
Ability to work with business information to answer questions, determine strategy, reduce risk, and maximize
performance. Assess validity of information drawn from a variety of sources and synthesize data. 1. Identify
trends and patterns to make appropriate decisions through collection and analysis of intelligence from a wide
variety of sources. 2. Clarifies complex issues and mitigates risk through data analysis. 3. Triangulate and
validate information from multiple sources.
Identifies and keeps up-to-date on economic, political and social trends which affect key agency policies
priorities. Understands where the organization is headed and how to make contributions. 1. Coordinate
interservice agreements, committees, communications. 2. Maintain situational awareness of economic, political,
agency and service trends.
Understand the principles of financial management and marketing expertise necessary to ensure appropriate
funding levels. Prepares, justifies and or administers the budget for the program area. Uses cost-benefit thinking
to set priorities. Monitors expentitures in support of programs and policies. Identifies cost-effective approaches.
Manages procurement and contracting. 1. Develop and implement budget according to directives. 2. Validate
needs for budgetary requirements statistically. 3. Collect and evaluate budgetary data, including return on
investment.
Assess current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget realities. Uses merit
principles, ensures staff is appropriately selected, developed, used, appraised and rewarded; takes corrective
action. 1. Review and project staffing needs. 2. Identify and implement performance expectations. 3. Supervise
selection and termination processes. 4. Negotiate, justify and coordinate training and staffing initiatives.

Persuades others and develops networks and coalitions. Gains cooperation from others to obtain information and
accomplish goals. Negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions and builds consensus through give and take.
1. Persuade others to accept recommendations or cooperate or change their behavior. 2. Negotiate contracts,
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other agreements among multiple agencies, organizations and
institutions. 3. Promote Army opportunities and programs within the education community. 4. Build coalitions with
the civilian education community at state, regional and local levels.

Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups. Listens effectively and clarifies
information as needed. Facilitates an open exchange of ideas and fosters atmosphere of open communication.
1. Present briefings to command and staff. 2. Speaks at conferences stakeholder meetings and Soldier training
sessions. 3. Clearly presents oral information to customers in multiple contexts, including active listening.

Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions. Finds alternative solutions to
complex problems. Distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments. 1.
Consider wide and flexible range of alternatives and solutions to problems and challenges. 2. Proposes multiple
courses of action, looking beyond current horizon and present limitations.
Formulate effectve strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a global
economy. Examine policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term perspective. Determine objectives and
set priorities. Anticipate potential threats or opportunities. 1. Identify trends and patterns to make appropriate
decisions through collection and analysis of intelligence from a wide variety of sources.
Uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program
effectiveness. Develop strategies using new technology to enhance decision making. Understand the impact of
technological change on the organization. 1. Understands and utlizes technological developments to enhance
program effectiveness. 2. Maintains situational awareness of technology. 3. Directs and collects research to
evaluate potential impact of emerging technologies. 4. Develops request for proposals (RFP).

Take a long-term view and act as a catalyst for organizational change. Build a shared vision with others and
influence others to translate vision into action. 1. Creates key values and shared vision within organization. 2.
Create mission statement that reflects long-term goals. 3. Encourage subordinates to participate in process of
enacting vision long-term plan. 4. Develop strategies to build organizational strength. 5. Manage branding.

Understands and interprets written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports,
charts, graphs, or tables; applies what is learned from written material to specific situations. Recognizes or uses
correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or
messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical
material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. 1. Write memoranda using Army official writing style in
accordance with AR 25-50 . 2.Write a decision paper in accordance with Military Decision Making Process
(MDMP). 3. Quarterly reporting regulations and directives pertaining to educational activity report submissions
(e.g., AR-621-5 and ACOM supplements).
Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and
feelings of different people in different situations.
Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards
of ethics.
Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational
objectives and practices with public interests.
Type                                         Course Description
F      Infection Control: Tuberculosis (TB)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Training.
       Provides information on TB and HIV patient management to ensure compliance with
       OSHA health and safety requirements. (Source: Local Installation/SWANK/Professional
       Organization)
F      Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Training. Explains
       HIPAA, covered entities, covered information, and the employee's responsibility for
       maintaining privacy and security of healthcare related information.
       (Source: Local Installation/Swank)
F      Health Care Ethics I (MD0066). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of health care
       professionals, the role of ethics in healthcare, legal doctrines that affect healthcare; tort
       law, negligence, and patient consent.
F      Health Care Ethics II (MD0067). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of health care
       professionals, patient refusal of treatment, medical records, and the scope of medical
       practice.
F      Basic Computer Courses (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

F      Effective Briefings and Presentations. This course presents instruction in
       communication principles as well as the basic principles of business presentations.
       Covers how to plan presentations and provides guidance on choosing the best
       methods, materials, and location/environment for each situation. Techniques include
       presentations to inform, presentations to persuade, question and answer techniques,
       and technical presentations. Students, while learning these techniques, will be provided
       the opportunity to practice them and critique their own performance on video. (Provided by
       USDA)

F      Listening and Memory Development. Through lectures, practical exercises and
       discussions, the students learn to: use practical techniques for improving listening
       skills, recognize and overcome barriers to effective listening, organize information
       transmitted orally by applying the principles of effective listening, and remember names,
       faces, facts, figures, and ideas more readily and accurately. Additional information is
       available at: http:/./www.grad.usda.gov/ (Source: USDA)

F      Effective Army Writing (IS1460). A study of the principles, procedures, and practice of staff
       writing as well as introduction to a professional reading program.
F      ATRRS Respiratory Diseases and Disorders: Describes the anatomy and physiology of the
       respiratory system; physical assessment of the respiratory system; infectious respiratory
       diseases; chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases; respiratory disorders; and tuberculosis.

F      ATRRS Management of Patients with Respiratory Dsyfunction: Trains students in the use
       of oral pharyngeal airways (J-tube) and bag-valve-mask (BVM) devices; oral and
       nasotracheal suctioning; preparing an oxygen cylinder for use; and administering oxygen
       using nasal prongs and face mask.
A
       Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC): The Commission on
       Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredits first professional respiratory care
       degree programs at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masters Degree level in the United
       States and internationally. The CoARC also accredits professional respiratory care degree
       programs offering certificates in polysomnography. CoARC’s mission is to serve the public
       by promoting high quality respiratory care education through accreditation services.
A   Possession of a special certificate of completion issued by an accredited respiratory
    therapy program as authorized by the CoARC. The CoARC will authorize such institutions
    to issue the special certificate of completion at the advanced-level following completion of
    the science, general academic and respiratory therapy coursework commensurate with the
    requirements for accreditation
    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). Refers to a set of clinical interventions for
    the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and other life threatening medical
    emergencies, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions. Extensive
    medical knowledge and rigorous hands-on training and practice are required to master
    ACLS. Only qualified health care providers can provide ACLS, as it requires the ability to
    manage the patient's airway, initiate IV access, read and interpret electrocardiograms, and
    understand emergency pharmacology.

    Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Is for healthcare providers who respond to
    emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response,
    emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses,
    paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other
    requirements.
    Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS).
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MD0066 Course Information


MD0067 Course Information


Courses in a variety of software applications to enable employee to
efficiently manipulate data. (Source: Local/Installation)
Effective Briefings and Presentations




Listening and Memory Development




Effective Army Writing Course

MD0568 Course Information




MD0542 Course Information




CoARC Info
CoARC Info




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PALS




NALS
                                                 Certification
Basic Life Support (BLS) - The level of medical care which is used for patients with life-threatening
illnesses or injuries until the patient can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by
trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and by laypersons
who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting, and can be provided
without medical equipment. Required by all nurses. Provided locally or through commercial vendors.

Registered Respiratory Technician: According to the National Board for Respiratory Care, "The
Registry Examination System was developed to objectively measure essential knowledge, skills, and
abilities required of advanced respiratory therapists, and to set uniform standards for measuring such
knowledge. The CRT credential is a prerequisite for admission to the Registry Examination. The RRT
Examinations consist of a written portion and a clinical simulation portion. Candidates must schedule
separate testing appointments for each of these portions. However, candidates may attempt both parts
on the same day, provided testing sessions are available. Individuals who attempt both parts of the
examination and achieve passing scores will be awarded the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
credential."
Certified Respiratory Technician: According to the National Board for Respiratory Care, "The Entry-
Level CRT Examination is designed to objectively measure essential knowledge, skills, and abilities
required of entry-level respiratory therapists. The examination consists of 160 multiple-choice questions
(140 scored items and 20 pretest items) distributed among three major content areas: clinical data,
equipment, and therapeutic procedures."

AR 40-68, 4.5 Professional responsibility regarding licensure: "It is the professional and individual
responsibility of military and civilian health care professionals, and other health care personnel as may
be required, to obtain and maintain the license, certification, and/or registration required to practice in a
particular health care discipline. Deployment or other extended training does not exempt the military
member from this requirement. This responsibility includes payment of requisite fees and knowledge of
and compliance with all requirements for continuing education and other mandates of the licensing,
certification, and/or registration authority.
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NBRC Information on Registered Respiratory Technicians




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