Registered Respiratory Therapist - PFT Lab - Pulmonary Function

Greenwich, CT
Oct 14, 2020

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Job Description

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.

Operates a wide variety of complex technical equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in the Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory and Arterial Blood Gas Laboratory. Continuously monitors patient and response and makes appropriate suggestions to the treatment plan in consult with the interns, residents, attending physicians and pulmonary physiologist. Operates a wide variety of complex technical equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Continuously monitors patient and response and makes appropriate suggestions to the cardiologist and/or angiographer. Assists the cardiologist and/or angiographer during the performance of cardiac catheterization with and without angioplasty. Understands all technical aspects of Cardiac Catheterization and Primary Cardiac Angioplasty.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Able to perform a wide variety of complex clinical and technical tasks according to the standards set forth in the Departmental Procedure manual.
  • 2. Maintains complete and timely documentation in all job aspects, including all facets of the medical record, all required documentation for CAP, State of Ct. Dept. of Health and JCAHO and all departmental statistical records.
  • 3. Maintains an accurate and current awareness of all departmental and hospital policies and procedures as evidenced in clinical competencies, attendance at departmental inservices, review and compliance with all communication sheet entries, announcements and memoranda pertinent to the operation of the department.
  • 4. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Two years of college (A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy, JRCRTE approved college)(B.S. preferred). Four weeks training in Cardiac Catheterization and Primary Angioplasty and 6 months on-the-job training.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

One year in-hospital clinical practice experience. One year in sub-specialty area(s).

 

LICENSURE

 

Registered or Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Therapy. Registered or Certified in Pulmonary Function Testing. Basic Life Support Certification by American Heart Association. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification by American Heart Association. Certification in Arterial Blood Gas Sampling by Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services, GHA. Licensed by the State of Connecticut in Respiratory Therapy. Registered in Cardiac Invasive Specialties by Cardiac Credentialing International (RCIS - CCI) preferred. CPFT, RPFT preferred (CPFT within 6 months of hire). 

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

The Senior Cardiopulmonary Technician is responsible for the performance of a wide range of complex procedures that frequently involve highly specialized equipment. These procedures include pulmonary function testing in the Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory, and hemodynamic monitoring and scrub assistant in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Exposure to respiratory and other pathogens including drug resistant strains of tuberculosis and A. Staph, HIV, and hepatitis B. Exposure to blood and body fluids. Exposure to glutaraldehyde, pentamidine, ribovirin, radiation and other potentially harmful substances listed in the MSDS.

 

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Job Info

Job: 19846

Department: Pulmonary
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 36

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