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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Perform pulmonary function testing on all pediatric,adolescent, and occasionally adult patients in accordance with ATS/ERS technical standards. Testing includes clinical (inpatient and outpatient), as well as research patients. Pulmonary function tests are performed according to the laboratory’s established guidelines and technician’s performance is monitored by the supervisor and medical director of the pulmonary lab. Additional responsibilities extend to care, cleaning and quality control of all equipment.
Service Excellence Responsibilities:
Treat patients and families with care, respect and professionalism.
Maintain patient privacy at all times.
Provide patients with clear and accurate information.
Take action to continuously improve service.
Respond consistently to the needs of referring physicians and other health care professionals who are participating in the patient’s care.
Create a positive work environment by treating all co-workers, students and physicians with dignity and respect.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare and calibrate all equipment, including all flow sensors, body plethysmographs, gas analyzers, metabolic cart, treadmill, ergometer, and exhaled nitric oxide devices.
Instruct, perform, and report standard pulmonary function tests according to the American Thoracic Society/ERS criteria and guidelines to include:
Spirometry, with and without bronchodilators.
Lung volumes (gas dilution, body plethysmography).
Lung diffusion (single breath carbon monoxide).
Maximum voluntary ventilation.
Maximum inspiratory/expiratory pressures.
Methacholine and hypertonic saline challenges.
Exercise stress tests for maximal level of fitness, as well as provocation of exercise induced bronchospasm.
Infant pulmonary function testing.
Exhaled nitric oxide testing.
Perform methods of assessment of oxygenation, including oximetry.
Perform bedside spirometry studies as requested and/or required per infection control policy.
Provide education and training in use of “home spirometer” to lung transplant recipients/parent.
Complete documentation in EMR when necessary.
Follow the established infection control policy. Disinfect and clean of equipment, performing preventive maintenance and quality control according to established guidelines.
Check the supply list on a regular basis.
Retrieve and log medications from the pharmacy.
Adapt to change.
Accept responsibility for learning.
Follow policies and procedures.
Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
RCP (Respiratory Care Practitioner) certification.
Missouri and Illinois licensure.
BLS (Basic Life Support) certification (within six months of employment).
CPFT and/or RPFT and credentials.
Previous experience in RT/ PFT lab is strongly desired.
Good organization and instructional skills.
Elicit cooperation from small children.
Some telephone/office skills.
Previous computer knowledge.
Strong math/science or allied health background.
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.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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