Registered Pulmonary Function Therapist - Ben Taub Hospital
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
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.
- Associates; graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or other accrediting body approved by the advisory board.
- Bachelor's Degree preferred; 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:
-Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care.
-Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (Obtained within twelve (12) months of hire if not held at time of appointment)
-ACLS and BLS from the American Heart Association (AHA)
-Respiratory Care Practitioner from the Texas Medical Board
- One (1) year in a Pulmonary Function Department Performing adult and/or pediatric complex PFT procedures
- or three (3) years in a Respiratory Care Department including at least one (1) year critical care experience.
Language Skills: BilingualSpanish Preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing /Correspondence, Writing / Reports
Proficiencies: Personal Computer
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms
Work Schedule: Weekday; 8 or 9 hour shifts
Equipment Operated Pulmonary diagnostic and Bronchoscopy Equipment. Office equipment (computer, printer, copier, fax, telephone).