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.
1. 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.
2. Prepares and completes all required documentation in a thorough and accurate manner.
3. 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.
4. Participates in quality improvement processes on an on-going basis, including acting as quality control subject as assigned.
5. Maintains continuing education requirements as outlined by specific credentials through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) and institutional policies.
6. Provides guidance to less experienced staff to assure high quality exams on all patients.
1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
3. Be respectful of all with whom you interact and follow the National Jewish Health Core Values.
4. Be well groomed and dressed appropriately for your role.
5. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies and the Employee Handbook.
6. Demonstrate a willingness to learn.
7. Be able to communicate clearly, think clearly, and concentrate on assigned tasks.
8. Wear ID badge visibly.
9. Performs, as directed, safety compliance and uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed.
10. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Other Duties & Responsibilities (Optional)
1. Performs all other duties as assigned.
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
6. 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.
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. BLS required.
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.