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Pulmonary Diagnostics Tech 1

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Part-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  88742

MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION: In accordance with CMS rules, Children’s requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or receive an approved exemption.

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides cardiopulmonary function testing and non-critical respiratory care to patients from newborn to 21 years of age consistent with accepted standards. Effectively and efficiently functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team that assesses, implements, plans, and evaluates patient care services. Proactively supports delivery of safe and clinically effective patient care while providing exemplary customer service at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION

  • Associate's degree from accredited respiratory therapy program

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Respiratory Care Professional current Georgia license

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) within 12 months of employment

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Strong organizational capabilities and communication skills
  • Exhibits enthusiasm and willingness to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Provides cardiopulmonary function testing for patients from newborn to 21 years of age integrating emotional, psychosocial, educational, and growth and developmental needs of the patient and family within 6 months of employment.
  2. Independently performs procedures per national and departmental standards, including spirometry, plethysmography, diffusing capacity (DLCO), simple pulmonary stress test (6-minute walk), exhaled nitric oxide testing, metabolic testing, impulse oscillometry (IOS) airway resistance, and aerosolized pentamidine therapy within 6 months of employment.
  3. Independently provides non-critical respiratory care, including patient assessment, aerosol therapy, patient education, and airway assessment and management.
  4. Assesses and appropriately addresses patients' learning needs, including comprehension, understanding, and compliance of the patient and family.
  5. Participates in care planning and implementation and suggests alternatives which lead to desired clinical outcomes.
  6. Communicates effectively via verbal and/or written documentation.
  7. Performs competently in clinical and non-clinical problem-solving.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Respiratory


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Respiratory, Patient Care, Pulmonary, Pediatric, Healthcare, Part Time