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Position performs pulmonary function studies on patient in the clinical laboratory.�
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs pulmonary function tests and prepares reports for interpretation.
Prepares and calibrates equipment daily.
Prepares and instructs patients in the performance of pulmonary function tests.
Obtains and analyzes arterial blood gases as ordered by a physician.
Analyzes diagnostic testing and notifies physician and supervisor of� “panic” or “alarm” values.
Performs daily quality control and submits to supervisor.
Participates in closing of pulmonary function lab by shutting down equipment, cleaning and disinfecting equipment and patient areas.
Complies with OSHA, State and Federal regulatory sources/standards.
Cooperates in and is responsible for using personal protective equipment when appropriate.
Obtains vital signs from patients when appropriate for testing or patient condition.
Receives patients from waiting room and escorts to pulmonary function lab.
Provides education to patients/family regarding pulmonary function testing.
Maintains CPR certification.
Responds to emergency situations.
Maintains required skills/competencies and participates in inservices, staff programs, continuing education and cross training programs according to established standards.
Participates in cross training programs according to established standards.
This position is part-time and works approximately 30 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Division. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Bachelor’s degree in health care field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
RCP (Respiratory Care Practitioner) certification required.
Missouri and Illinois licensure required.
BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required within 6 months of employment.
CPFT RPFT and credentials desired but not required.
Previous experience in RT/ PFT lab strongly desired.
Working knowledge of PFT equipment and procedures with interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
The hiring range for this position is $22.69 - $28.36 per hour.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
This position is eligible for part-time benefits.� Please visit our website at hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C10.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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