Yale New Haven Health System

PULMONARY TECH.

US-CT-Bridgeport
Job ID
62285
Department
PULMONARY FUNCTION
Category
TECHNOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS
Position Type
Part Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
24
Work Schedule
DAYS
Work Days
EVERY WEDNESDAY AND TWO OTHER DAYS AS DIRECTED BY LEAD PFT TECHNOLOGIST
Work Hours
8:00AM-4:30PM
Work Shift
POSITION REQUIRES TO WORK EVERY WEDNESDAYS.
Requisition ID
2017-15733

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Perform Diagnostic pulmonary testing as ordered by a physician. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: performing pulmonary function testing on children (age 3 and above) and adults inlcuding spirometry, static lung volumes, and diffusion capacity, plethysmography, (TGV and RAW), IOS, arterial puncture for blood gases, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, exercise challenge studies, administration bronchodilators and other medications, maximum respiratory pressures, methacholine challenge, pulse oximetry, six minute walk, metabolic/calorimetry studies, basic life support and bronchoscopy assist. Educate medical staff, new employees, students, patients, and visitors within the context of the job responsibilities listed above. Additional responsibilities include effective communication with all patient care team members, patient scheduling, maintaining accurate records, disinfection and sterilization of equipment, and clerical tasks. Other duties may be assigned as appropriate.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Perform Pulmonary function testing.
    • 1.1 Review and schedule patients for testing following established procedures as observed by supervisor.
  • 2. Establish and maintain the level of skills necessary to provide all services provided by the Pulmonary lab.
    • 2.1 Keep abreast of new technologies, equipment, and procedures within the field reviewing journals and otherpublications as observed by supervisor.
  • 3. Consult with physicians, nurses, and other professionals regarding diagnostic testing.
    • 3.1 Establish and maintain effective communications concerning patients' test results according to departmentprocedures as indicated by feedback from physicians, nurses, and other staff members.
  • 4. Assume leadership of the lab in the absence of the Senior Technologist.
    • 4.1 During absence of Sr. Technologist plan and assign shift workload according to schedule and skills of staff according to department staffing procedures as observed by department manager.
  • 5. Assist in the orientation and instruction of students, new employees, and/or special programs.
    • 5.1 Provide instruction consistent with department policy as observed by supervisor.
  • 6. Perform arterial blood gas punctures and assist with fiberoptic bronchoscopy as required.
    • 6.1 Determine the operational status of the equipment and follow established policy and procedure and adjust as necessary as observed by supervisor.
  • 7. Participates in Quality Management and Performance Improvement activities.
    • 7.1 Collects data on all quality management measures.
  • 8. Maintains all clinical competencies up to date and completes with at least minimal passing scores.
    • 8.1 Completes all on line competencies as they become due.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

High school diploma or equivalent. College level courses in science and mathematics. Graduate of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Technology for hires after 1-1-2010

 

EXPERIENCE

 

1-3 years experience working in Pulmonary Function. PREFERRED PFT/BRONCHOSCOPY EXPERIENCE OF AT LEAST ONE YEAR, AND CRITICAL CARE EXPERIENCE.

 

LICENSURE

 

Presently holding RPFT or RRT credentials. Any incumbent hired on or after 01/01/2010 must maintain a Connecticut RCPT license.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Strong mathematical and science background, one year of college level courses in science and math is desirable. Excellent computer skills. Ability to troubleshoot equipment and work with testing and scheduling applications.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. They must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. They are occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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