The Pulmonary Function Technologist/Respiratory Therapist is responsible for performing Pulmonary Function testing; teaching, and performing procedures, and therapies on patients as directed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. Assists as trained in Therapeutic/Diagnostic Bronchoscopies, Transthoracic Needle Aspirations, Metabolic/GXT testing, Smoking Cessation and Patient Education.
Preparation, calibration, and troubleshooting of equipment.
Preparation, assessment, and instruction of patients.
Performance of actual testing procedures including, but not limited to: Advanced Pulmonary function testing, administration of inhaled medications, sputum induction, Arterial Blood Gas Sampling, Oximetry, Chest Physical Therapy, CPAP/BIPAP trials and follow-up, Oxygen Clinic, liaison between patient and medical equipment vendor, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Provides documentation, validity of test results, and charging of services provided.
Communicates thoughts clearly and effectively. Is approachable and open to feedback.
Relates to colleagues in a considerate manner, showing dignity and respect.
Demonstrates professional accountability by: adhering to Gundersen Lutheran policies; meeting regulatory and compliance requirements; supporting the mission, vision and values of the organization; and completing required annual training and addressing own learning needs.
Participates in quality improvement activities in order to continuously improve patient care, health outcomes, and department operations. Participates in staff meetings.
Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Geriatric (65 years & older)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
|OSHA Category||Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||Associate degree in
Sleep/EEG also requires an Arterial Blood Gas Certification
|Desired||Bachelor's degree in
Healthcare Respiratory Therapy or a related field
|Required||1 year previous experience in direct Patient Care.|
|Desired||3-4 years years health care experience; preference given to experience in ambulatory care/group practice settings.|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||maintain proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, etc.)|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||demonstrate computer competency in EpicCare (electronic medical record)|
|Communication||establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public|
|General - All Positions||have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development|
|Leadership||problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||participate in and support professional organizations|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be professional, honest and have personal integrity|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) by the state of Wisconsin and
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care and
Certified Pulmonary Funciton Technologist (CPFT) or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) required within one year from date of hire and
NIOSH approved Spirometry Training Certification (SPIRO) completed within 1 year from date of hire and
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes and
For Sleep/EEG Positions the following is required - Current WI Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) or Licensed Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) and Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes
|Desired||Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Static Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Squatting||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Kneeling/Half Kneel||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Climbing Stair||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Reaching - Shoulder Level||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Reaching - Above Shoulder||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Lifting - Other||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Carrying - Short Carry||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Carrying - Right Carry||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Carrying - Left Carry||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Number of lbs: 25-50|
||Number of lbs:|
|Subject to hazards.
Subject to inside environmental conditions.
Subject to noise.
Subject to vibration.
Required to wear a respirator.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
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