Respiratory Care Practitioner PFT Lab - Part-Time

at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

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LocationAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Job Description
Job Summary:
Sets up, calibrates, performs lung function studies, performs exercise studies and pulmonary rehab services in conjunction with the exercise physiology laboratory, calculates and prepares patient reports and assists physicians with bronchoscopy procedures. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the need of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients in regard to their growth and developmental process. Actively supports the hospital/department Continuous Quality Improvement and Customer Service goals, individually and as an effective team member.

Essential Job Functions:

Performs pulmonary function studies which may include administering drugs under medical supervision.

Performs exercise studies and pulmonary rehab services as needed in conjunction with the exercise physiology lab.

Assists physician with bronchoscopies (Respiratory Therapists only).

Participates in respiratory education services as needed.

Sets up, cleans up, and calibrates equipment for studies, and troubleshoots when necessary.

Prepares patient for tests which includes, explaining test procedures, ensuring patient safety, obtaining initial assessments and measurements, and properly placing equipment on patient.

Calculates and prepares test reports.

Enters data into Epic.

Develops and maintains policy and procedure manuals, quality control programs, and safety procedures for the lab that meet the approval of the Medical Director and JCAHO, under the direction of the Cardio-Pulmonary Lab Director and/or team leader.

Responsible for maintaining a preventive maintenance program for all laboratory equipment.

In conjunction with the Medical Director, Director of Cardio-Pulmonary and Team Leader, evaluates potential new equipment and supplies.Ensures that all tests performed are charged as per hospital and lab procedures.

Responsible for monitoring the laboratory for quality management under the direction of the Cardio-Pulmonary Lab Director and/or Team Leader.

Prepares and processes purchase orders/repairs after obtaining appropriate signature.

Puts away supplies on arrival.

Provides training to technical staff, medical students and residents and pulmonary fellows.

Attends scheduled educational programs in pulmonary function and respiratory physiology. Attends required hospital in-services.

Assists with research and clinical projects as directed by Medical Director.Coordinates all scheduling for the PFT laboratory assuring patients are in Epic with supporting documentation for billing.

Additional appropriate projects at the discretion of the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Function Lab and the Director of the Cardio-Pulmonary Labs and Team Leader.

Demonstrates knowledge of pertinent aspects and competency with protocols related to the use of chemical disinfection, high level disinfection, and sterilization if required at part of the responsibilities of the role.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Graduate of AMA-approved registry program in Respiratory Therapy or an equivalent degree in Exercise Physiology, Nursing, or other allied health related experience.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification required.

BLS certification through American Heart Association required.

PALS certification required within 6 months of hire.

NIOSH spirometry certification obtained within 6 months of hire.

Successful completion of on-the-job training program within 6 months.

Certification per laboratory standards for bronchoscopy assistance and pulmonary function testing achieved within 6 months (Respiratory Therapists only).

Certification in Pulmonary Function Technology a plus.

Ability to take call.

Ability to travel to outreach locations.



Benefit Statement

For full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid group term life and disability
Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave
403(b) with a 5% employer match

Various voluntary benefits:

Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability

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Job Posting: 11704356

Posted On: Feb 25, 2024

Updated On: Mar 26, 2024

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