CO Pulmonary Function Technologist- Cert

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

Underthe directionofaphysicianandthelaboratorycoordinator/manager,measures,analyzesandrecordspulmonaryfunctionproceduresonthe patientcareunits, in thedepartment,orin theoutpatientclinic. ThePulmonary Function Technologistperforms routinepulmonaryfunction testing. This positionperforms independent tests,implements qualityassuranceandqualitycontrolprograms, trainsnew employees,troubleshootsequipment problems,andhelpsinsure adherence to JointCommission, institutional,andgovernmental policiesandregulations. Participates ineducationalandclinical programsandqualityimprovement. Participatesandattendscontinuingeducationseminars.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Required to meet and comply with departmental standards regarding the use of all department supplies and equipment. Completes billing records within departmental standards.
  • Consults with physicians and health care team in order to recommend appropriate testing procedures to provide results that will assist the physician with the treatment of the patient’s respiratory disease/diagnosis.
  • Identifies impending changes in patient’s condition and takes appropriate action. Identifies departmental needs and takes appropriate and effective steps in resolving problems. Uses defined procedures and protocols effectively.
  • Utilizesinformation generated from both computerizedandpaper systemsthat supportfunctions suchasmedicalrecords andpulmonary databases. Adherestofederalregulationsregarding patientprivacy(HIPAA).
  • Requires the ability to function with ease in both hospital and outpatient clinic settings through periodic rotation of personnel. Requires attention to detail. Requires shifting of hours when necessary to ensure efficient operation.
  • Work may require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gowns, masks, and gloves.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

    High School diploma or GED.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

  • CPR (BLS) certification required. Credentialing through the N.B.R.C. as a respiratory care practitioner or pulmonary function technologist required. (Certification and/or registry)
  • Mustbe proficient in the testingofpatients usingpulmonaryfunctionanalyzers, plethysmograph, cardio-pulmonaryexercise systems,EKG monitor, familiarity withoxygen andcompressedgas systems,ultrasonic nebulizer, dosimeter metereddoseinhalersandpulseoximeterequipment.Mustbe proficientinmaintenanceofequipmentusedindiagnostictestingoflungfunction.

Preferred qualifications

  • One year (12 months) experience in a pulmonary function lab, preferably in an academic/research environment.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Requires a thorough understanding and ability to apply all equipment used in pulmonary function testing. Includes but is not limited to the following: spirometry/flow volume loops, gas dilutional lung volumes, CO diffusing capacity, plethysmographic lung volumes, arterial blood gas procurement and analysis, maximum voluntary ventilation, 6 minute walk test, pulse oximetry, sputum induction, cardio-pulmonary exercise tests, methacholine challenge and any appropriate equipment used to diagnosis pulmonary diseases. Possesses thorough knowledge of pulmonary anatomy and physiology system and familiarity with current A.T.S. standards for pulmonary function testing. Knowledge of equipment and techniques used in respiratory/pulmonary care for age specific populations. Requires the aptitude to be trained and the knowledge to operate all equipment used in pulmonary function testing, as well as equipment that may be used as a cardiac technician.

Mustbe competent in the ability toanalyzeandinterpretmeasured data and communicate theresultsto thephysicianandhealthcare team members.The ability to interact withagespecificpopulationto whichtheyare assigned. Ability touseallequipmentnecessarytoobtainqualitypulmonaryfunction.Possessesknowledge ofnormalhemodynamicvitalsigns.Ability toperformpulmonaryfunctionstudiesincludingspirometry, plethysmography, diffusioncapacity,andarterial blood gases.Highlydevelopedinterpersonalcommunicationskills tointeractwithphysicians,medical staff, patients, visitorsand otheremployees.Willparticipate in the formaltrainingof respiratory care,nursing,physicianstaff, andstudentsMust exhibit competencyinapplyingthe AmericanThoracictestingguideline/protocol foreachtestmodality.

Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:

    Possibleexposure to communicablediseases, hazardous materials,pharmacologicagents,andlevels ofionizing radiation. Workrequiresstandingor sittingforextendedperiods of timeandtransportingpatients and/orequipmentfromonelocation to another. Work requires moving and lifting of supplies and equipment as needed.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Technicians with 1 year technologist experience at JHH/JHU are required to function as Lead Technician when appropriate and Preceptor to new technicians.

Classified Title:Pulmonary Function Technologist
Working Title: CO Pulmonary Function Technologist- Cert ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CG
Starting Salary Range:$51,210 to $70,408 per year
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F; 8 hours per day
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
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