Job Description

Job Title: Pulmonary Technologist II
Job ID: 739062
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: various daylight shifts
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Pulmonary Function Lab
Location: 3601 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Under the general supervision of the Medical and Administrative Directors of Pulmonary Services the Pulmonary Technologist II is responsible for all aspects of the technical, analytical and the instruction of all high-risk procedures in the pulmonary evaluation process regarding patient testing.


  • Assists in providing emergency medical care.
  • Assists the Department Supervisor with monitoring and improving the Department Quality Assurance Program including the evaluation of new testing equipment and or techniques.
  • Assists with department orientation and teaching staff and or students. Also assists with research activities.
  • Maintains and calibrates diagnostic equipment. Applies basic troubleshooting skills and makes minor adjustments to the equipment when necessary.
  • Performs cardio pulmonary stress testing, including the insertion and maintenance of arterial lines. May also administer medications for patient prep for cardio pulmonary exercise testing
  • Performs duties and responsibilities according to the corporate philosophy and basis of service excellence of the UPMC Health System.
  • Performs exercise desaturation and home oxygen evaluations. Also obtains arterial blood gas and hemoglobin samples.
  • Performs pulmonary diagnostic testing including spirometry, lung volumes and diffusing capacity. Administers respiratory care medications as they relate to performance of pulmonary function testing as delineated in policies /protocols.
  • Responsible for comprehensive bronchoprovacation challenge testing procedures.


  • Must be credentialed by the NBRC as a Certified or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist, or certified as an Exercise Specialist or Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine, or credentialed by the NBRC as a Respiratory Care Practioner with one year experience in pulmonary diagnostic testing; or equivalent with a demonstrated proficiency in all procedures offered by the Department.
  • Associate degree required.  Strongly prefer Bachelor's degree.
  • Prefer three (3) experience.
  • Must obtain CPFT credential within two (2) years of hire. BLS certification required. ACLS certification must be obtained within one year. Must be able to interact with unstable patients and operate complex medical electronic equipment.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

    Associates Degree in Science required; Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Salary Range: $16.60 to $25.77

Union Position: No

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