Capital Health

Pulmonary Function Technologist

Position ID #
12710
Location
US-NJ-Pennington
Type
Full Time
Department
Pulmonary Function
Shift
Day

Overview

Position #:  12710

Responsibilities

  • Interprets physician orders to determine diagnostic testing to be performed. Prepares and educates patient for procedures, properly identifies patient and follows standard precaution practices in all patient contact.
  • Performs pulmonary diagnostic studies such as PFT, portable spirometry, exercise oximetry, methacholine challenge, 6 minute walk assessments, metabolic and pulmonary stress tests, in accordance with established standards and policies.
  • Assists physician performing flexible, EBUS, Navigational and rigid bronchoscopy, interventional pulmonary procedures including thoracentesis and pleurx placement in accordance with established laboratory safety standards and policies. Participates in universal protocol and strictly follows infection control practices during procedures. Maintains safe environment during procedure and during post-procedure cleaning of bronchoscopes.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of pulmonary principles and theory, anatomy, positioning, and technique for obtaining optimal access for all utilized modalities.
  • Collects specimens, performs basic and complex diagnostic testing, and validates the quality of the results with high proficiency and minimal supervision. Interprets diagnostic and monitoring data accurately and proficiently.
  • Recognizes clinical and emergent problems that may interfere with procedures and take appropriate action to resolve them and produce the most desirable outcome.
  • Documents patient assessment appropriately. Provides patient with adequate education and documents final reports in the medical record. Completes all related billing and clerical functions accurately.
  • Performs as an advanced level RCP utilizing advanced assessment and therapeutic skills with a high level of skill and proficiency in multiple patient populations, areas, or age groups. Demonstrates the ability to handle virtually any circumstance that may arise pertaining to respiratory care without supervision.
  • Demonstrates effective triaging and time management skills and routinely completing work assignments without assistance.
  • Performs assorted pulmonary screenings and patient education at CHS functions and health fairs within the hospital and in the surrounding communities as needed.

 

Requirements

  • Graduate of an approved Respiratory Therapy program with NBRC-RRTor RPFT.
  • CRT or CPFT credential preferred. 
  • One year of bronchoscopy or procedural training or experience required.
  • One year of experience conducting pulmonary function and exercise oximetry testing.
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner license.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of these procedures. Pulmonary Stress Testing, Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy assistance, Methacholine Challenge Testing.

 

  • Frequent physical demands include: Sitting , Standing , Walking , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead
  • Occasional physical demands include: Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation
  • Continuous physical demands include: Twisting , Bending , Pinching/fine motor activities , Keyboard use/repetitive motion , Talk or Hear
  • Lifting Floor to Waist 15 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 10 lbs.

Our Network

Offers are contingent upon successful completion of our onboarding process and pre-employment physical. Furthermore, Capital Health is a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination facility.

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