RCP-Pulmonary Function Tech (PRN)
About CarolinaEast Medical Center
CarolinaEast Health System is dedicated to quality and compassionate care across the Coastal Carolina region. The flagship of the health system is a 350 bed full service medical center housing a complete complement of inpatient and outpatient services with the latest technology. CarolinaEast Health System employs 2,600 dedicated team members. We have physician practices in various specialties spanning four counties. Our employees create a culture of excellence that connects our patients to the same level of care that is usually found at larger medical centers while maintaining a friendly, community feel throughout our facilities. CarolinaEast offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees as well as benefits to part time plus and part time employees.
Job Summary: The Pulmonary Function Technologist is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Pulmonary Function Lab. PFT duties include performing lung volumes/flows, diffusion studies, metabolic testing, stress testing, disability studies, Provocation airway testing, and ABG drawing and analysis. The RCP/PFT Technologist must provide care to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Additionally, the technologist is required to deliver services to those patients in all areas of the hospital, within the laboratory setting, and other CarolinaEast Health System sites. On-call responsibilities are an important aspect of the position. The RCP/PFT Technologist serves in a lead role for other staff and students who perform in the PFT lab and/or who perform similar duties outside the PFT lab but within Cardiopulmonary Services. The RCP/ PFT is expected to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with indirect, minimal supervision and must make many independent decisions.
Minimum Requirements: Licensure by the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board required. Must be registered (RRT) by the NBRC. Two years of experience performing duties of a Respiratory Care department and of a Pulmonary Function/ABG lab required. Certified/registered as a Pulmonary Function Technologist by the National Board for Respiratory Care (CPFT/RPFT) preferred. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.