Registered Pulmonary Function Technician - PRN


Job Number: 372853
Category: Clinical
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 867365 - Pulmonary Diagnostics
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Per Diem - PRN

This positon will work PRN in the PFT laboratory performing ABGs, breathing treatments, etc.


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

- A.A.S. Graduate of accredited program in respiratory care (Bachelor Degree preferred). New graduate (prefer 1 year of experience in an acute care environment). License by the Texas Medical Board as an RRT (CPFT or RPFT to be obtained within 12 months). Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA).

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.

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