Registered Pulmonary Function Therapist - Ben Taub Hospital
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 155201
JOB SUMMARY: A Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist is both a Registered Respiratory Therapist AND either a Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) or a Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) who has been validated by successful completion of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) requirements. They maintain a professional RCP license by the Texas Medical Board. This position will emphasize advanced testing of the cardiopulmonary system to include pediatric and adult exercise pulmonary stress testing. This position will also be instrumental in education and research studies. Responsible for analyzing and obtaining physiologic specimens, interpreting physiologic data, performing tests of the cardiopulmonary system, assisting with diagnostic procedures, applying and monitoring medical gases and aerosols, and administering pharmacologic agents related to respiratory care procedures.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Required Associates Degree - graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or other accrediting body approved by the advisory board; Preferred Bachelor's Degree graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or other accrediting body approved by the advisory board;
Licenses & Certifications: Credentialed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care and Certified or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT; RPFT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (must be obtained within 12 months of hire if not held at time of employment)
Current licensure from the Texas Medical Board to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner;
Must maintain ACLS and BLS from the American Heart Association (AHA)
Work Experience (Years and Area): 1 year in a Pulmonary Function Department Performing adult and/or pediatric complex PFT procedures or 3 years in a Respiratory Care Department including at least 1 year critical care experience.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.