Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT or RPFT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Gateway Pulmonary - Per Diem
About the Job
POSITION SUMMARY\: To be fully engaged in providing Quality/No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by\: provide pulmonary function testing to our patients in a professional, confidential, timely, and caring manner PRIMARYACCOUNTABILITIES\: Quality/No Harm\: Appropriately identifies patients, reviews medical history and any prior test results. Ensures patient is comfortable for the test. Ensure equipment is maintained in working order at all times. Contacts biomed for any noted equipment concerns. Perform pulmonary-function, lung-capacity, diffusion capacity and blood and oxygen tests to gather data for use by the physician in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disorders. Appropriately documents the results of the test being performed Analyzes the test results to ensure they have all required data for physician interpretation. Produce and complete all paperwork and computer entries needed to finalize each task. Performs related duties as assigned and willingness to learn new skills and continue education throughout job course. Customer Experience\: Confers with patients in treatment room to thoroughly explain test procedures. Monitors patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physician to abnormalities and changes in patient responses. Patients will be prepared for test in a fashion as to ensure patient dignity and privacy. Displays excellent customer service skills. Stewardship\: Ensures patients are scheduled efficiently, using all available resources Ensures the testing rooms as stocked in a cost-effective manner. Organizes work, set priorities, and maintain equipment and supplies.Qualification:
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED\: Ability to work independently on all pulmonary testing modalities. Ability to deal effectively and educate patients, work cohesively and professionally with all health team members. High school graduate or equivalent. Certified or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT or RPFT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with a minimum of 2 years of experience. 2 years PFT experience. Certified or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT or RPFT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with patients Basic computer, typing, or keyboard skills. PHYSICAL DEMANDS\: Must be able to stand, walk, bend and stoop for up to 8 hours, generally with 2-3 short breaks. Visual acuity and hand-eye coordination to perform clinical tasks Ability to lift up to 10 pounds unassisted, 2-3 times per hour Ability to bend and stoop as patient care requires MENTAL DEMANDS\: Ability to work independently Ability to monitor pulmonary function tests in process and respond with appropriate interventions to ensure patient safety in accordance with established policies Ability to respond appropriately to life threatening situations, not related to specific respiratory events. Ability to generate a report that accurately and concisely summarizes the patient's pulmonary function test results Ability to assess, interpret data, and educate patients and families of various ages and levels of understanding. Ability to assist with and implement training program for newly hired technicians/technologists.