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    Summary

    This position is located in the Directorate for Medicine, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Care Services Clinic.

    Tour of duty is 12 hour shifts from 0645 - 1915 with alternating weekends.

    A Respiratory Therapist License is highly recommended.

    Position is being filled using EHA - Critical Need Health Care Occupations.

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    Responsibilities

    • Perform pulmonary diagnostic testing such as: spirometry, lung volumes, single breath diffusing capacity, cardio-pulmonary exercise, metabolic measurements, oxygen titration, 6 minute walk, bronchoscopy assistance, etc.
    • Assist physicians in both the diagnosis and in guiding therapy of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders.
    • Explain test and technique to patient before administering pulmonary test.
    • Recommend changes of treatment plans to physician based on patient assessment and ability.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of patient instructions and coaching during diagnostic testing procedures to obtain valid test results according to American Thoracic Society standards.
    • Use assessment and critical thinking skills to assess respiratory status of patients prior to respiratory procedures.
    • Provide routine and complex pulmonary diagnostic testing procedures for inpatient and outpatient military population.
    • Select and check proper dosage and methods of administration of medications to patients.
    • Identify interactions of drugs to determine therapy effectiveness and any adverse reactions.
    • Take appropriate action in response to patient distress or medical emergency.
    • Recognize and report critical laboratory results immediately to physician.
    • Set up and operate complex diagnostic pulmonary equipment (including blood gas analyzers).
    • Calibrate, clean and maintain diagnostic equipment to assure accurate performance.
    • Document all procedures into an electronic medical record for physician interpretation.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0651 Respiratory Therapist

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