The Pulmonary Function Technician (PFT) is responsible for ensuring and coordinating delivery of prescribed pulmonary function testing services through direct performance of laboratory studies and supervision of pulmonary function laboratory staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides appropriate instruction/education to laboratory staff, patients, family members, nurses, physicians, affiliated students, and other members of the Medical Center community.
Demonstrates proficiency in management of pulmonary function laboratory operations; provides leadership, guidance and progressive discipline to assigned staff as required.
Demonstrates proficiency in patient assessment, clinical aerosol delivery and emergency management procedures related to performance of diagnostic pulmonary function testing.
Demonstrates proficiency in the calibration and operation of laboratory equipment and performance of diagnostic pulmonary function testing.
Demonstrates knowledge of accepted standards, policies, procedures, staff responsibilities and instrumentation related to provision of diagnostic pulmonary function testing.
Associate's degree or equivalent in respiratory care as recognized by the New York State Board for Respiratory Therapy
New York State respiratory technician license
Certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (CRT), with CPFT specialty credential
Computer competency, including basic understanding of, and ability to work with, Microsoft Windows based pulmonary function software programs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Bachelor's Degree in respiratory care, cardiorespiratory sciences or related area as recognized by the New York State Board for Respiratory Therapy
New York State respiratory therapist license
Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC - RRT credential) with RPFT specialty credential
Computer competency, including understanding of, and ability to work with, Microsoft Windows based pulmonary function software programs
Two years full time acute care hospital PFT laboratory experience including at least one year PFT laboratory management experience
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. CareMount is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability
CareMount Medical is the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State. CareMount Medical provides the highest quality medical care in over 40 different locations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster counties. We provide medical care to over 500,000 patients in 43 different locations.Founded in 1946, CareMount Medical has grown to 560 physicians representing 43 different medical specialties with major campuses in:Mount KiscoCarmelKatonahKingstonFishkillJefferson ValleyPoughkeepsieRhinebeck