Pulmonary Function Technologist
National Jewish Health/*National Jewish Health - Main Campus/Pulmonary Physiology Services
Full Time (40 hours per week)
Work Hours: 8 - 4:30
Req # 12732
Responsible and accountable for performing quality Pulmonary Physiology Diagnostic Testing in accordance with the standards set forth by American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) and College of American Pathologists (CAP). This position works within interdisciplinary teams to provide safe and personalized care for the patient.
- Performs high quality pulmonary physiology diagnostic testing to assist the physician in the diagnosis of Pulmonary-Cardiopulmonary conditions in accordance with ATS, AARC and CAP standards.
- Prepares and completes all required documentation in a thorough and accurate manner.
- Performs all related responsibilities associated with Pulmonary Physiology testing to include operating and maintaining equipment in accordance with hospital and department safety policy and procedures.
- Participates in quality improvement processes on an on-going basis, including acting as quality control subject as assigned.
- Maintains continuing education requirements as outlined by specific credentials through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) and institutional policies.
- Provides guidance to less experienced staff to assure high quality exams on all patients.
- Performs all other duties 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.
Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy, Associates, Bachelors in Science, or Bachelors in Exercise physiology or completion of an equivalent accredited program required
A minimum of two (2) years of recent and related experience preferred. Clinical rotation experience in Respiratory Care through an accredited college program for new graduates and clinical experience as an exercise physiologist will be considered.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) credentials as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT), a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), a Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT), an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP), or a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) required. CRTs and RRTs are required to have a current State of Colorado License to practice Respiratory Care as defined by DORA. BLS required.