Perform pulmonary function testing on all pediatric, adolescent, and occasionally adult patients in accordance with ATS/ERS technical standards.Â Testing includes clinical (inpatient and outpatient), as well as research patients.Â Pulmonary function tests are performed according to the laboratoryâ™s established guidelines and technicianâ™s performance is monitored by the supervisor and medical director of the pulmonary lab.Â Additional responsibilities extend to care, cleaning and quality control of all equipment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Preparation and calibration of all equipment, including all flow sensors, body plethysmographs, gas analyzers, metabolic cart, treadmill, ergometer, and exhaled nitric oxide devices.
Instruction, performance, and reporting of standard pulmonary function tests according to 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 trainingÂ in use of âœhome spirometerâ to lung transplant recipients/parent.
Complete documentation in EMR when necessary
Following established infection control policy.Â Disinfecting and cleaning of equipment, performing preventive maintenance and quality control according to established guidelines.
Checking supply list on a regular basis.
Retrieving and logging medications from pharmacy.
Adapts to change
Accepts responsibility for learning
Follows policies and procedures
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.Â They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Job Locations/Working Conditions
Pulmonary Function Laboratory at St Louis Childrenâ™s Hospital, Childrenâ™s Specialty Care Center and Richardson Crossing. Some heavy lifting and pushing of equipment. Some exposure to infectious disease and blood.
CPFT RPFT and credentials desired.
Previous experience in RT/ PFT lab strongly desired.
Good organization and instructional skills.
Ability to elicit cooperation from small children.
Some telephone/office skills.
Bachelorâ™s degree in health care field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
RCP (Respiratory Care Practitioner) certification required.
Missouri and Illinois licensure required.
BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required within six months of employment.
$23.60 - $35.40 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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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