Yale New Haven Health System

RESP THERAPIST 1 PULM FUNC LAB

US-CT-New Haven
Job ID
61259
Department
YALE LAB-CARDIO PULMONARY
Category
RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Position Type
Casual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Work Schedule
AS NEEDED
Work Days
MONDAY - FRIDAY
Work Hours
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Work Shift
ROTATES TO BOTH CAMPUSES
Requisition ID
2017-14722

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Performs pulmonary function and arterial blood gas testing, billing, calibrations, and maintenance of equipment.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Performs arterial blood gas analysis, exercise studies, methacholine challenge, shunt studies and pulmonary function tests to aid in the management and diagnosis of patients.
    • 1.1 Performs accurate, precise pulmonary function testing (inclusive of above) daily, 100% of the time as observed by the supervisor, applies age-specific criteria.
  • 2. Calibrates and maintains equipment to ensure accurate results.
    • 2.1 Performs daily calibration of pulmonary function testing equipment 100% of the time as observed by the supervisor.
  • 3. Assumes responsibility for maintaining clincial competency through continuing education, professional growth and development
  • 4. Completes billing forms as required and may perform patient scheduling duties as needed.
    • 4.1 On a daily basis, assists in submitting proper charges to billing department; submits weekend billing Monday mornings as observed by the supervisor.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy; Bachelor's degree preferred. Degree in Respiratory Therapy/Care must be from a CoARC Accredited program.


EXPERIENCE


Minimum of two years experience as a Respiratory Therapist; experience in Pulmonary Function, preferred.


LICENSURE


Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Certified Pulmonary Function Technician (CPFT) required within 1 year of hire; Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) preferred.


SPECIAL SKILLS


The technologic development and advances in the field of pulmonary medicine require up-to-date knowledge and experience in pulmonary function testing. Computer literacy and strong mathematical skills are also desired. Excellent verbal communication skills required; ability to communicate to both patients and physicians.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Must be able to lift 40 pounds.


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