Respiratory Therapist

Updated: July 19, 2018
Job ID: 213700
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Dayton, OH, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Respiratory Therapist to support the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU-D) located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH in Dayton, Ohio.  HJF Provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NAMRU-D.  Responsibilities are to provide Environmental Health Effects Laboratory support.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Assist principal investigators (PI) in Institutional Review Board (IRB) packet development and ensuring compliance with rules and regulations.
  2. Coordinate and assist with the implementation of sponsored and PI initiated research studies, including regulatory requirements, maintenance of  files/study records and all activities associated with internal and external audits.
  3. Schedule and assist with research subject screening, study data collection to include computer testing, pulmonary function testing, medical histories, and subject notification of study inclusion / exclusion.
  4. Monitor and interpret physiological responses, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.
  5. Assist in research design and development of a study budget.
  6. Conduct research experiments, procedures, tests, or survey instruments.
  7. Perform data entry, verification, and analysis.
  8. Assist with preparation for presentations and written published articles.
  9. Set-up, operate, adjust, and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus.
  10. Monitor supply inventory and replenish stocks through established Command supply procedures.
  11. During data collection periods, must be willing and able to work nontraditional hours (e.g. nights, weekends) as needed.
  12. Assist and educate entry level Research Assistant personnel in the understanding and performance of their duties. 
  13. Perform other duties within the scope of a Research Assistant II.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

The Respiratory Therapist has Experience in the application and monitoring of medical gases and environmental control systems and with performing hemodynamic and other physiologic monitoring. Demonstrates sound oral and written communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills. Accurate and conscientious in following written and verbal instructions, is flexible and willing to learn new tasks, is experienced in data collection involving human research, has computer skills, and some experience with SPSS and/or Systat, Excel, and Word.  Must be willing and able to work nontraditional hours such as evening, nights and some weekends during periods of data collection.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology, Biological Science, Public Health, Nursing, or an area of study related to Aerospace Physiology or other human factors research.

Minimum Experience:  2-4 years’ experience working in respiratory therapy or a related field. At least 2 years of experience working in a research environment involved in human data collection.

Physical Capabilities:  Requires long periods of working in a laboratory setting and/or at a computer; may lift materials weighing no more than 30 lbs.

Security Clearance:  This is a Position of Trust.  Must submit to and be able to complete a background investigation.  U.S. citizenship required.

Work Environment:  Office and laboratory environment.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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