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J189982

Pulmonary Function Therapist

Allegheny Health Network

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  • Erie, PA - Saint Vincent Hospital
  • Tech
  • Part time
  • Rotational (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Provides pulmonary function diagnostic testing, ambulatory oximetry testing, arterial blood gas testing, pulmonary rehabilitation and assists with bronchoscopies for referred patients.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs all pulmonary function testing, arterial blood gas punctures, bronchoscopy assistance, oximetry and home oxygen evaluations, exercise and stress testing and pre-surgical evaluations ensuring specific and accurate patient test results. (50%)
  • Provides inpatient and outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation according to the Clinical Practice Guidelines established by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) and the American Association for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). (25%)
  • Maintains proper calibration, quality control and analysis of all pulmonary diagnostic and rehabilitation equipment. Maintains required records of preventive maintenance and repair functions. (5%)
  • Maintains proper infection prevention when cleaning reusable patient equipment. (10%)
  • Performs all billing documentation and maintains departmental records according to departmental policy/procedures. (5%)
  • Organizes and prioritizes workload and scheduling of patient testing in an efficient and effective manner. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist
  • Valid PA respiratory therapy license
  • Current BCLS

Preferred

  • Certified and or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist
  • Two (2) years’ experience in pulmonary/respiratory medicine
  • Experience with pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy assistance and pulmonary rehabilitation

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.


As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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