Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 155450-1A
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2019
Lahey Health is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
Position Summary: This position reports to the Pulmonary Testing Supervisor. The Pulmonary Testing Respiratory Care Practitioner in his/her role practices as a Respiratory Care Practitioner with a specialty in Pulmonary Function Testing. S/he is responsible for patient testing within the scope of service in accordance with the following organizations; ATS, American Thoracic Society, AARC, American Association of Respiratory Care Practice Guidelines and licensure laws under the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Board of Registration of Respiratory Care. The Pulmonary Testing Respiratory Care Practitioner works under physician orders, follows departmental and Lahey Clinic policies to provide pulmonary testing and administer respiratory modalities. The Pulmonary Testing Respiratory Care Practitioner provides medication administration, for all age groups as appropriate, recognizes all respiratory emergencies within the pulmonary clinic setting, acts on best behalf of patients and activates MET [Medical Emergency Team] and Code Blue when necessary. The Pulmonary Testing Respiratory Care Practitioner provides consultative role to physicians and members of the health care team.
Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy from an Accredited School of Respiratory Therapy.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Working knowlegde of PC’s.
Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills.
Ability to impart specialized clinical and medical information to members of the health care team; physician, nurses
3 years as a Staff Respiratory Therapist with a focus on pulmonary testing applications