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As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy.

 

We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children - even those who may never enter our doors - through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts.

 

At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.


Nemours Children's Health System

CITY :

ORLANDO

STATE :

FL

COUNTRY :

USA

ZIP CODE :

32827

JOB ID NUMBER :

100131807

POSTED :

02/15/2017

Pulmonary Function Technologist, Laboratory, Casual / PRN (RRT, Therapist)


Nemours Children's Health System


POSITION TYPE:  perdiem

JOB SUMMARY:


Pulmonary Function Technologist, Laboratory, Casual / PRN (RRT, Therapist)
Nemours is seeking a Pulmonary Function Technologist - Casual/PRN to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Located in Orlando, Florida, Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated health care system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids and outpatient pediatric clinics, including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in health care innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.

This position is responsible for assessing, performing and evaluating all therapeutic, diagnostic and monitoring services in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory. In accordance with a physician’s order, the pulmonary technologist performs procedures with a degree of independent clinical judgment under the general supervision of the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Director of Respiratory Care. The pulmonary function technologist is knowledgeable in the safe operation, calibration, maintenance and quality control of the equipment used in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory. Will require travel to Melbourne satellite office.
  • Complete all duties in accordance with a written or verbal medical order and the established guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Schedule studies to accommodate patients based upon scheduled studies and availability of equipment and staff.
  • Perform the following diagnostic and therapeutic procedures:
    • Pulmonary function testing (infants, pediatrics, adolescents and adults) to include, but not limited to:
      • Tidal volume, spirometry, lung subdivisions, functional residual capacity and diffusion studies.
      • Post-bronchodilator.
      • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing.
      • Body plethysmography.
      • Pulmonary metabolic testing.
      • Prevocational pulmonary studies.
      • Arterial blood gas sampling.
      • Non-invasive monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, pulse oximetry, capnography, transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide.
      • Medical gas and aerosol therapy.
      • Chest physiotherapy.
      • Airway management.
      • Emergency respiratory care.
      • Electrocardiograms.
  • Evaluate the reliability and reproducibility of test results, patient performance and clinical implications.
  • Perform and document the scheduled quality control procedures as related to the proper calibration of equipment, reference controls, problem identification, corrective action and follow-up of all equipment in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, including the first response cart.
  • Perform metabolic and exercise studies.
  • Participate in the evaluation of pulmonary function equipment, supplies and procedures.
  • Document results of studies and therapy in the medical record.
  • Participate in parent and patient education.
  • Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for quality assessment and improvement, working with departments/services to improve the care provided.
  • Provide age- and developmentally appropriate care to infants, children, adolescents and adults.

Requirements
  • An Associate’s degree in pulmonary or respiratory sciences, health/physical sciences or equivalent with coursework in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, physics, algebra and microbiology is required.
  • Minimum of six (6) months to one (1) year experience required.
  • Certified or registry-eligible pulmonary function technologist with a minimum of one (1) year training and experience in a pediatric cardiopulmonary laboratory is preferred.
  • Successful completion of an exercise physiologist program is preferred

Licenses, Registrations or Certifications
  • Active or successful completion of the RRT exam, as administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care or equivalent, is preferred.
  • Active Florida  license is required.
  • Active or successful completion of the CPFT or RPFT exam as administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, or equivalent, is preferred.
  • Active Basic Life Support certification is required.
  • Active or successful completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support is required within one (1) year after employment is required.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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