Pulm Funct Tech
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If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
I. Position Function: Performs Pulmonary Function Tests on outpatient and inpatient population. Responsible for documentation, billing and assisting with day-to-day scheduling..
II. Job Relationships: Reports to the Technical Director of Respiratory Therapy (or his/her designee). Interacts with other health care professionals to provide, monitor and evaluate respiratory care services for our patients.
III. Authority: Has the authority to provide all facets of respiratory therapy based upon patient assessment and within hospital/department policies, procedures and the American Association for Respiratory Care Clinical Practice Guidelines.
In the event of an untoward response to therapy or testing, the technician will institute appropriate emergency procedures/protocols and notify the physician and nurse responsible for the patient while remaining in constant attendance at the patients bedside until relieved.
IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,
and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."
B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions: Reviews the medical record including: physicians orders for completeness, indications for therapy as well as potential contraindications prior to administering medications/testing in accordance with AARC CPG.
Conducts a clinical patient assessment including but not limited to, cardiac, pulmonary and neurologic status. Further detailed assessment criteria is contained within the individual AARC CPG for the therapy ordered.
Assembles equipment in accordance with manufactures specifications and departmental standards.
Confirms that equipment is functioning per manufactures specifications prior to use.
Monitors equipment function during use and applies appropriate corrective action in the event of malfunction.
V. Reporting Requirements: Reports to the Technical Director Respiratory Therapy.
VI. Accountability: Shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital related, medical staff related and patient related data and information, electronic or hard copy.
Shall be accountable for abiding by all medical center and departmental policies and procedures as related to the position. Accurately measuring and calculating pulmonary parameters.
Shall be accountable for maintaining equipment in good standing order, performing testing by ATS standards and AARC guidelines per policy.
Shall be accountable for completing billing in timely and accurate manner.
Minimum Education: Certification from an AMA approved program in Pulmonary Function testing or equivalent preferred. Prefer graduate of National Board for Respiratory Care program, accredited or approved by the American Medical Association.
Minimum Experience: Prefer one year with a computerized system.
Able to hear, see and communicate (written/verbally in English) with patients in an effective manner.
Able to carry, move assemble and retrieve all necessary equipment for treatment.
Able to walk, stand move, stoop bend, and lift to perform job responsibilities.
Able to complete work on full assigned shift productively and basic computer skills.
Certification/Licensure: Certified in Basic Life Support by the AHA or Red Cross required, advanced Life Support Certification preferred.
Training: Must obtain sufficient annual Continuing Education to maintain license.
This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.
Important COVID message
Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.