Under limited supervision, the Pulmonary Function Technologist is responsible for the cardiopulmonary assessment of patients including the development, evaluation and modification of the plan of care. The Pulmonary Function Technologist interprets and performs simple patient care procedures specific to their area of expertise. The Pulmonary Function Technologist is a member of the support team and has accountability to function as a team to accomplish patient outcomes identified in the pathway/plan of care. May be assigned to work in the Respiratory Care Department as needed fulfilling the requirements of a CRT or RRT. The Pulmonary Function Technologist is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for care given to a group of patients for a designated time frame. The Pulmonary Function Technologist provides care to those patients via therapeutic use of self, the environment/technology, and other health care team members, according to established standards. Patients served include all age groups (Premature Infant through Adult-Geriatric).
What You Need to Be Successful:
High School diploma or equivalent required. Currently certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care (RPT and CPFT) required, registered preferred. Currently licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of Maryland by the Maryland Board of Physicians required. A minimum of one year previous experience is preferred. Current BLS certification or obtained prior to providing direct patient care is required.