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|Pulmonary Lab Tech.|
|Facility:||Glens Falls Hospital|
BLS - Basic Life Support certification
RT - current license to practice in NYS
3 years experience required
The Pulmonary Lab Technologist performs pulmonary function, lung capacity, and blood and oxygen tests to gather data for use by the Physician in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disorders.
Associates Degree in Respiratory Care or related field of study.
A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a Respiratory Therapist in an acute care hospital.
One year experience as a Pulmonary Lab Technologist in an acute care setting (preferred).
-Skill in performing arterial punctures with written documentation.
-Skill in operating computerized pulmonary function equipment and mechanical ventilators.
-Ability to work with department computer applications.
-Ability to operate various respiratory equipment.
-Demonstrates clinical competence in patient care and skill in administering respiratory medications.
-Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal fashion, promoting a team approach to
-Demonstrates professional growth through continuing education activities.
-Ability to remain calm and work effectively during emergency or stressful situations.
-Ability to organize and prioritize work to complete tasks in a specific time frame.
-Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, coworkers,
medical staff and the public.
-Ability to adapt quickly to unexpected changes in work assignment.
-Ability to solve problems regarding therapy instrumentation, technical procedures or testing results.
-Ability to interpret instructions from policy and procedure manual, or vendor manuals that are in written and/or diagram form.
Licensed Respiratory Therapist in accordance with Title VIII of N.Y. State Education Law.
Registered Respiratory Therapist by the NBRC, required.
Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Qualified and willing to become a certified PFT within a two year period, minimum.
Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist by the NBRC preferred.
Qualified and willing to become registered.
Current BLS certification required with re-certification every two years.
ACLS certification recommended.
Certified National Asthma Educator required or obtain within 1 year of hire.