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Pulmonary Technologist II - Part-Time

Description

UPMC Presbyterian/ Falk Clinic is seeking a Pulmonary Function Technologist Level II who is interested in working in a fast-paced environment with patients that suffer from advanced lung disease. We are looking for an Exercise Physiologist or a Respiratory Therapist to fill this position.  The Pulmonary Function Technologist  II role requires critical thinking and a lot of teamwork interacting with physicians, nurses, and medical assistants will be part of the daily routine. There are several opportunities for advancement. We have a clinical ladder that will allow you to progress;  you may also be interested in a charge role and if selected you will be compensated for taking on additional responsibilities during your shift. Opportunities also exist to provide cross-coverage in our Pulmonary Rehabilitation setting. 

This position is part-time and will work 16 hours per week. The final title and pay will be determined by education, experience, certifications and career ladder requirements. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains and calibrates diagnostic equipment. Applies basic troubleshooting skills and makes minor adjustments to the equipment when necessary.
  • Assists in providing emergency medical care.
  • 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 exercise desaturation and home oxygen evaluations. Also obtains arterial blood gas and hemoglobin samples.
  • Performs duties and responsibilities according to the corporate philosophy and basis of service excellence of the UPMC Health System.
  • Assists with department orientation and teaching staff and or students. Also assists with research activities.
  • 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.
  • Assists the Department Supervisor with monitoring and improving the Department Quality Assurance Program including the evaluation of new testing equipment and or techniques.
  • Responsible for comprehensive bronchoprovacation challenge testing procedures.

 

Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Must obtain CPFT credential within 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
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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