Pulmonary Function Tech Fulltime

UT Southwestern


Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: Dallas, TX
Contract type: Full time
UT Southwestern
Why UT Southwestern?



With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. At UT Southwestern, we invest in you with opportunities for career growth and development that align with your future goals and help to provide security for you and your family. Our highly competitive benefits package offers healthcare, PTO and paid holidays, on-site childcare, wage, merit increases and so much more that are all available on the day you start work. UT Southwestern is honored to be a Veteran Friendly work environment that is home to approximately 800 veterans. We value your integrity, dedication, and the commitment you’ve made to our country. We’re proud to support your next mission. Ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 10 National Employers, we invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you’ll discover teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth.



Experience and Education



Six months in Pulmonary Function Lab



A.A.S. Graduate of accredited program in respiratory care (Bachelor Degree preferred)



License by the TMB.



Registered by the NBRC.



Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA).




Other: specialty areas may have increased certification/license requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care



Job Duties



Performs PFT and CPX testing according to departmental policies and procedures. Arterial blood gas testing.



Accurately assess patient's effort/cooperation to all modes of PFT testing. Displays strong knowledge of PFT related pharmacology including methacholine challenge.



Demonstrates the ability to assemble and troubleshoot PFT devices. Also can perform, read and document daily QA reports.



Utilizes effective communication with physician regarding ordered tests, interpretation of PFLab data, and other physical findings.



Reports critical values to physician. Fosters teamwork by treating all staff fairly, facilitating 2-way communication and having a collaborative attitude.



Demonstrates safe arterial puncture skills and follows departmental policies/procedures when obtaining arterial blood gas samples.



Generates patient charges at end of shift with little error; Maintains pulmonary function records and backs up test data according to departmental policies.



Reports all relative patient care and equipment issues to clinical manager. Requests assistance from the charge therapist or clinical manager when appropriate.



On one’s own initiative, assists in writing procedures, giving in-services as recognized necessary by the individual.



Willingly assumes delegated responsibility for inventory control and equipment repair. Monitors own areas of strength and weakness and seeks out opportunities and/or guidance for improvement.



Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities



Work requires good organizational, reading and writing skills.



Work requires basic



Computer knowledge



Work requires care skills with ICU and ventilation management experience



Working Conditions



Heavy physical effort (lifting/carry up to 50lbs.)



Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking.



Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients.



Lifts supplies/equipment.



Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimum require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources Administration or his/her designee.



Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.



For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/work-on-campus/



To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/



This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: why-work-here/diversity-inclusion

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