Cardiopulmonary Technician - Pool/PRN
National Jewish Health/*National Jewish Health - Main Campus/Pulmonary Physiology Services
Pool/Per Diem (no benefits)
Work Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Req # 12675
Provides support for technical personnel, performing basic pulmonary diagnostic testing, cleaning of equipment, ensuring quality control is being performed in the clinical areas and stocking laboratories. This position is responsible for assisting Pulmonary Physiology Services with EMR results, quality review, billing and supporting the Adult and Pediatric testing areas.
- Performs and assist with spirometry testing ensuring accuracy, reliability, repeatability and ATS quality standards are obtained.
- Quality reviews all clinic spirometry and processes for appropriate billing and Interpretation. Ensures all clinic spirometry quality control is completed and supplies available.
- Performs exhaled nitric oxide testing and enters reportable results into the Clinical Lab Computer system in a timely manner for both Adult and Pediatric testing areas.
- Performs all related responsibilities associated with Pulmonary Physiology clinic spirometry and other assigned testing to include operating and maintaining equipment in accordance with hospital and department safety policy and procedures.
- Performs oxygen titration testing per policy, reporting results appropriately and escorting patients to the appropriate area for oxygen setups.
- Performs body plethysmography and DLCO testing under direct supervision that meets ATS standards for quality testing.
- Participates in quality improvement processes on an on-going basis, including acting as quality control subject as assigned.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Peer Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.
- Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
- Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
- Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. A minimum of one (1) year college with strong mathematical and science skills preferred. Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist CPFT preferred. Medical background preferred. BLS required.