Office Respiratory Therapist-Pediatric Pulmonology
The Certified Respiratory Therapist assesses patient’s condition and needs for respiratory care. Provides
appropriate respiratory care to patients according to physician order. Performs diagnostic studies and
evaluates results as they relate to the patient. Pediatric experience is strongly preferred.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Greet patients and accompany patients to and from the pulmonary function laboratory Explain test procedures to patients (children) to relieve apprehension and to help them relax and cooperate
● Provide proper instructions and coaching of patients in order to generate reproducible and accurate results
● Conduct a variety of pulmonary function tests, as requested by the physician, such as spirometry, lung volume measurements by body plethysmography or gas dilution, impulse oscillometry, measurement of exhaled nitric oxide, methacholine and exercise challenge testing, and diffusion capacity in order to evaluate respiratory mechanics and physiology in children with known or suspected respiratory conditions.
● Set up and perform manual and automated calibration checks of equipment Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and reporting of problems for resolution ● Maintain and clean diagnostic equipment. Maintain pulmonary function lab in orderly condition
● Perform related clerical duties as assigned
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sitting up to two hours per day – 1 hour increments. Standing up to 3 hours per day - 1 hour increments. Walking up to 8 hours per day – 15 minute increments. Frequently uses fingers to manipulate small vials, equipment, etc. Continuous use of hands and body to provide patient care. Occasional lifting of boxes and equipment up to 25 pounds. Frequent carrying of objects/equipment up to 25 pounds. Frequent pushing/pulling of equipment or patients up to 300 pounds. Frequent stooping/bending. Occasional crouching. Occasional reaching above shoulder level. Ability to palpate arteries, feel skin temperature, etc. Hearing as it relates to normal, high and low frequencies. Seeing as it relates to general, far, near, color, and peripheral vision. Depth perception.
EDUCATION: Current License as a Respiratory Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Received credentials through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 6 months clinical experience, either concurrent with training program or post-graduation. PALS is recommended.
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Recruitment Specialist, St. Luke’s Physician Group