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Pulmonary Function Tech

Company: SSM Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Provides diagnostic evaluation of pulmonary function in patients with respiratory insufficiencies.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs ordered pulmonary function and pulmonary stress testing. Monitors and evaluates patient response during and after testing. Documents and reports testing results.
  • Determines testing reference ranges and interprets results. Recognizes and corrects for invalid test results.
  • Prepares, maintains and calibrates pulmonary function testing equipment. Maintains adequate levels of supplies used for testing. Troubleshoots equipment problems and reports needed repairs/replacements.
  • Provides education and resources to patient and/or patient's family based on clinical implications.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.EDUCATION
    • Associate's degree or equivalent years of experience and education.EXPERIENCE
      • No experience required.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
        • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
        • Constant standing and walking.
        • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
        • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
        • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
        • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
        • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
        • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
        • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
        • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
        • Occasional driving.
        • Rare crawling and running.

Keywords: SSM Health, St. Louis , Pulmonary Function Tech, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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