Job Description

National Jewish Health - South Denver Clinic · National Jewish South Denver
Denver, CO
Allied Health Care
Full Time (40 hours per week), Day Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Posted 12/04/2018
Req # 11916


Position Summary 

Responsible and accountable for performing quality Pulmonary Physiology 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. This position leads a specialty area of the department and is responsible for maintaining the highest standards of testing and training of all assigned technicians in the specified area.


Essential Duties 
  1. Performs high quality Pulmonary Physiology Testing to assist the physician in the diagnosis of Pulmonary-Cardiopulmonary conditions in accordance with ATS, AARC and CAP standards.
  2. Provides guidance to less experienced staff to assure high quality exams on all patients while serving as a role model for customer service.
  3. Prepares and completes all required documentation in a thorough and accurate manner.
  4. Participates in quality improvement processes on an on-going basis, including monitoring quality control subjects and results in specific area of responsibility. Completes assigned project work in area of responsibility.
  5. 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.
  6. Monitors the quality of testing results produced in specific area of responsibility.
  7. Maintains continuing education requirements as outlined by specific credentials through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) and institutional policies.


Competencies 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Coaching and Teaching Others: Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  7. 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.


Education 

Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy,  Associates, Bachelors in Science, or Bachelors in Exercise physiology required.


Work Experience 

A minimum of three (3) years of recent and related experience preferred.  BLS required.


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), a ACSM Certified Exercise specialist (CES), 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.  

 

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