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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 170254-1A
Date Posted: Oct 20, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional
Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
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: Minimal Computer skills
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
Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.