Pulmonary Function Tech- Per Diem

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

MAIN - Main Hospital Req ID: 27236

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AX - Active - Per Diem 

Job Summary

The Pulmonary Function Technologist is responsible for performing modalities of pulmonary diagnostic testing offered by the PFT lab with minimal guidance.  Provides age appropriate services to infant, adolescent, and adult patients.  Performs calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting on equipment within the lab’s scope.  Professionally interacts with vendors, patients, family members, regulatory agencies, and other medical professionals.

Job Responsibilities
  • Performs routine and specialty pulmonary function testing efficiently, while achieving ATS standards.

  • Participates in research projects supported through the lab by learning new techniques and skills to follow studies’ required protocols.

  • Teaches skills and provides knowledge to aid department in providing education and orientation.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
BLS - Basic Life Support
PA license to practice Respiratory Care
Certified Respiratory Technician (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) within 1.5 years of hire
Required Education and Experience

Required Education:

  • Associates Degree


Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ of pulmonary lab or pediatric respiratory care experience
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree                                                                                                                   

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: RPFT,RRT-NPS

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Flexibility, cooperativeness, and outstanding interpersonal skills for successful interactions with parents and patients.

  • Calmness under pressure, while prioritizing and simultaneously handling multiple tasks.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in setting priorities and finding appropriate resources for specific testing.
  • Ability to apply scientific principals within the framework of the lab.
  • Good telephone interaction for assisting in scheduling.
  • Computer literacy for performing testing as well as editing data.
  • Exhibit a commitment to learning new and evolving procedures.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288




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