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.
The Pulmonary Function Technologist is a health care professional who is a graduate of a Program in Respiratory Care approved by the committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and is licensed by the State of
Connecticut as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. The PFT I performs a variety of diagnostic tests and clinical activities in the assessment, treatment and education of the patient with respiratory problems. The PFT I actively
supports and serves as a resource to other members of the patient care team. The PFT I supports departmental and interdepartmental quality efforts.
The Pulmonary Function Technologist performs pulmonary function testing, billing, calibrations, and maintenance of equipment.
Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel.
Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.
- 1. Calibrates and maintains equipment to ensure accurate results.
- 1.1 Performs daily calibration of pulmonary function testing equipment 00% of the time as observed by the supervisor.
- 2. Performs exercise studies and pulmonary function tests to aid in the management and diagnosis of patients.
- 2.1 Performs accurate, precise pulmonary function testing (inclusive of above) daily, 100% of the time as observed by the supervisor, applies age-specific criteria.
- 3. Assists in submitting charges for services to ensure proper accounting for patients bills.
- 3.1 On a daily basis, assists in submitting proper charges to billing department.
Graduation from an accredited program of Respiratory Care, current active license by the State of Connecticut as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist CPFT) preferred.
Minimum of two years experience as a Respiratory Therapist; experience in Pulmonary Function, preferred.
Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner
Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist CPFT) preferred.
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 required.
Competent in the basic operation and application of pulmonary function and basic respiratory care equipment . Excellent oral and written communication, ability to communicate with patients, families, physicians, and other team members. Ability to work under stressful conditions. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Must be able to lift 40 pounds.