As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Pulmonary Function Technologist (FULL-TIME), to join our Nemours Children's Specialty Clinic in Lakeland, Florida.
â‹Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
This position is responsible for: Assessing, performing, and evaluating all therapeutic, diagnostic, and monitoring services in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory. In accordance with a physician’s order, the pulmonary technologist performs procedures with a degree of independent clinical judgment under the general supervision of the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Director of Respiratory Care. The pulmonary function technologist is knowledgeable in the safe operation, calibration, maintenance, and quality control of the equipment used in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory.
1. Complete all duties in accordance with a written or verbal medical order and the established guidelines, policies and procedures.
2. Schedule studies to accommodate patients based upon scheduled studies, availability of equipment and staff.
3. Perform the following diagnostic and therapeutic procedures:
Pulmonary function testing (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, and adults) to include, but not limited to:
non-invasive monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, pulse oximetry, capnography, transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide
medical gas and aerosol therapy
emergency respiratory care
4. Evaluate the reliability and reproducibility of test results, patient performance, and clinical implications.
5. Perform and document the scheduled quality control procedures as related to the proper calibration of equipment, reference controls, problem identification, corrective action, and follow up of all equipment in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, including the first response cart. 6. Perform metabolic and exercise studies 7. Participate in the evaluation of pulmonary function equipment, supplies, and procedures. 8. Document results of studies and therapy in the medical record. 9. Participate in parent and patient education. 10. Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement; working with departments/services to improve the care provided. 11. Provide age- and developmental-appropriate care to infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in pulmonary or respiratory sciences, health/physical sciences, or equivalent with coursework in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, physics, algebra, and microbiology is required
Minimum of six (6) months experience required
Active Florida License is required
American Heart Association Basic Life Support is required upon hire
Active or successful completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support is required within one (1) year after employment is required
Certified or registry-eligible pulmonary function technologist with a minimum of one (1) year training and experience in a pediatric cardiopulmonary laboratory
Successful completion of an exercise physiologist program
Active or successful completion of the RRT. exam, as administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care or equivalent
Active or successful completion of the CPFT orR.P.F.T. exam as administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care or equivalent
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.