Job Details

Registered Pulmonary Function Tech

Job Number: 525789
Categories: Clinical
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: PRN
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy or Undergraduate degree in Life Sciences and six (6) months in Pulmonary Function Lab is required. **License by Texas Department of Health, CPFT by NBRC and BCLS is required.**__________________________________                   AND
Preferred: RPFT    

Job Duties

Performs PFT, CPX and CX testing according to departmental policies and procedures.      
Assesses patient's effort and cooperation to all modes of PFT testing.      
Displays strong knowledge of PFT related pharmacology including methylcholine challenge.      
Demonstrates ability to assemble and troubleshoot PFT devices. Performs, reads and documents daily Quality Assurance reports.      
Utilizes effective communication with physician regarding ordered tests, interpretation of PFLab data, and other physical findings. Reports critical values to physician.     
Treats all staff fairly, facilitates two-way communication and has collaborative attitude.      
Demonstrates safe arterial puncture skills and follows departmental policies and procedures when obtaining arterial blood gas samples.      
Generates patient charges at end of shift with little error. Maintains pulmonary function records and backs up test data according to departmental policies.     
Reports all relative patient care and equipment issues to clinical manager.  Requests assistance from charge therapist or clinical manager when appropriate.     
Assists in writing procedures, gives inservices as recognized necessary by individual.      
Assumes delegated responsibility for inventory control and equipment repair.      
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

PRN position - Not benefits eligible

Position will be working dayshifts only, 2 days per week. 

Will primarily perform Breathing Treatments, Blood Gases, and Treadmill Studies.


UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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