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Job Description

Job Title: Pulmonary Technologist (Harrisburg)
Job ID: 747117201
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Pulmonary Function
Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105


Performs pulmonary function tests as ordered by physicians in order to assist in the diagnosis of respiratory diseases. Performs technical and service duties necessary for the proper and continuing readiness of the Lab.

  • Assists physicians during bronchoscopy procedures including diagnostic procedures, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Endobroncial Ultrasound, Stent and Pulmonary Valve insertion; Proficient in bronchoscope cleaning and reprocessing.
  • Performs pulmonary function tests and diagnostic procedures on geriatric, adult, adolescent and pediatric patients according to department policy and procedure. Explains procedures to patients, families, and prepares patients for the test.
  • Provides for and maintains professional growth, orients/precepts, attends and may teach classes.
  • Reviews test results to insure accuracy.
  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment according to established guidelines.
  • Operates and monitors pulmonary function equipment, making adjustments and calibrations as needed.
  • Obtain and demonstrate extreme accuracy while preparing and sending specimens for pathological, microbiological and cytological studies.
  • Demonstrates and applies an understanding of pulmonary and thoracic principles, techniques and instrumentation as related to age specific population to include Pediatric, Adult and Geriatric. Able to solve problems, make appropriate decisions and communicate with the medical staff and other health care workers concerns of patient assessment and pulmonary diagnostic testing.
  • Participate in department and organizational Performance Improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure routine maintenance, quality control and perform calibration on Pulmonary Diagnostic testing equipment.
  • Maintain appropriate levels of supplies utilized by Pulmonary Function and bronchoscopy suite procedures


  • Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) approved Respiratory program required 
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required 
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation required 
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRTT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required prior to expiration of temporary practice permit 
  • Respiratory therapists who receive their CRT credential from the NBRC after July 1, 2002 are required to maintain certification under the NBRC requirements.
  • RRT Credential Preferred

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

Basic Life Support required within 12 months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT)
  • Osteopathic Respiratory Care OR Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $25.31 to $39.42 / hour

    Union Position: No

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