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.
Graduation from an accredited program of Respiratory Care, current active license by the State of Connecticut as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, NBRC Registration, Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist preferred.
Minimum of two years experience as a Respiratory Therapist; experience in Pulmonary Function, preferred.
Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner
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. Excellent organizational and mathematical skills. Ability to work under stressful conditions. Excellent interpersonal skills. Computer literacy.
Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
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.