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Pulmonary Technologist II

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is currently looking to hire a Pulmonary Technologist II.  This position will work full-time, Monday through Friday daylight hours. 

The incumbent's primary responsibility will be to work in the Pulmonary Rehab , with an opportunity to cross train into the Pulmonary Diagnostic Lab.  Responsibilities for the rehab position also include working closely with patients with pulmonary disease and assessing their limitations and initiating and exercise program for them. Monitoring their response to exercise and providing education regarding their disease.

Pulmonary Technologist level I or II will be considered. Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and requirements.

Purpose:
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.

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 have at least ONE of the folllowing:

  • 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

All of the following are required:

  • 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)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

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