Classified Title: Pulmonary Function Technician Working Title: Pulmonary Function Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Hourly Range: $16.09 - $22.12 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
General Summary/ Purpose:
Pulmonary Function Technicians are entry-level staff performing routine pulmonary function testing under close supervision. Staff members in this position are self-motivated to make consistent progress toward meeting laboratory requirements for certification to perform independent routine testing. Staff in this position will also begin to participate in laboratory quality assurance and equipment maintenance programs, and to assist with administrative tasks.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform routine pulmonary function tests
Perform routine pulmonary function tests, supervised as appropriate, including spirometry, flow-volume loops, single-breath diffusing capacity, dilutional lung volumes, maximum voluntary ventilation, maximal inspiratory/expiratory pressures, 6 minute walk testing, pulse oximetry and other studies as directed, on hospital inpatients and outpatients. Learn to take appropriate actions in response to patient distress or medical emergency.
Assist with quality assurance tasks
Assist with the performance of routine quality control on laboratory equipment at specified intervals. Begin to recognize deviations from acceptable performance and to take appropriate actions. Chart and graph quality control values. Assist with complex QA activities as needed. Demonstrate ability to follow procedures for equipment preventative maintenance.
Check and maintain patient data
Enter patient data into laboratory database. Make precise measurements from graphic patient test data. Calculate results using manual and computerized techniques. Learn to identify and correct errors.
Report routine results, generally under supervision, as needed to doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. Interact with patients, doctors, nurses and others in a professional and courteous manner. Demonstrate increasing ability to recognize and report
Internal Number: 12002-en_US
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