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Provides pulmonary function diagnostic testing on both inpatients and outpatients.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs pulmonary function tests and prepares reports for interpretation.
Prepares and calibrates equipment daily.
Prepares and instructs patients in the performance of pulmonary function tests.
Obtains and analyzes arterial blood gases as ordered by a physician.
Analyzes diagnostic testing and notifies physician and supervisor of “panic” or “alarm” values.
Performs daily quality control and submits to supervisor.
Participates in closing of pulmonary function lab by shutting down equipment, cleaning and disinfecting equipment and patient areas.
Complies with OSHA, State and Federal regulatory sources/standards.
Cooperates in and is responsible for using personal protective equipment when appropriate.
Obtains vital signs from patients when appropriate for testing or patient condition.
Receives patients from waiting room and escorts to pulmonary function lab.
Provides education to patients/family regarding pulmonary function testing.
Maintains CPR certification.
Responds to emergency situations.
Maintains required skills/competencies and participates in inservices, staff programs, continuing education and cross training programs according to established standards.
Participates in cross training programs according to established standards.
PFL - Technician
Assists with training of co-workers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
CPFT RPFT and credentials desired.
2 – 4� years experience in respiratory therapy or pulmonary function lab.
Excellent clinical skills including ABG puncture.�
Computer skills and word processing experience.
Strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
Ability to use discretion with confidential patient information.
Able to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, and work in a fast paced environment.
Able to read and understand orders written in patient charts.
Applicant Special Instructions:
JOB LOCATION/WORKING CONDITIONS: Fast paced pulmonary function lab work environment with flexible work schedule, varied levels of work assignment, exposure to infectious materials, moving, lifting and transferring patients. High stress caused by work deadlines, periodic crisis management and patient/family interaction.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Bachelor’s degree in health care field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION:� RCP (Respiratory Care Practitioner) certification required.� Missouri and Illinois licensure required.� BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required within 6 months of employment.
The hiring range for this position is $23.14 - $28.93 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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