Pulmonary Function Technician - Waltham
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Waltham, Massachusetts

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  • The PFT Tech acts as a critical member of the patient care team within the department, collaborates fully with the other care team members in assuring continuity of care for their patients. The PFT Technologist promotes a philosophy of patient/family-focused care in all interactions with patients, families, and hospital personnel and focus on understanding and meeting customer needs.
  • This pulmonary function role will support specialty services at MGH Waltham, with preliminary training taking place at our main lab in Boston.

  • Coaches patients through routine pulmonary testing to include:

Spirometry, pre/post brochodilator

Body Plethysmography

DLCO

Oximetry, at rest and/or exercise

  • Maintain & calibrate of various PFT equipment
  • Assist in the technical training of newly hired techs
  • Maintains annual competencies of technical skills

  • Report and participate in troubleshooting for any equipment/software maintenance or performance issues.
  • Stocks testing areas with supplies
  • Maintains competencies for point-of-care testing
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge by performing routine and complex

procedures utilizing instrumentation and manual methods

  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for testing
  • Follow cleaning, disinfecting and infection control policies
  • Document testing in Epic and ComPAS
  • Active participation in regular meetings and educational opportunities.
  • All other duties assigned


Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED required: BS or BA in Science strongly preferred
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients and promote interdisciplinary collaborative teamwork, including in emergent situations. Maintains effective working relations and communication with department and other hospital personnel.
  • Must possess strong analytical and organizational abilities necessary to perform multiple diagnostic tasks.
  • Work requires four to twelve weeks of paid training, based on prior experience, to acquire necessary familiarity with procedures and equipment.
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple responsibilities encompassed within the position. Must have the ability to adapt to changing pace within the department.
  • Must be able to promote a customer/patient-oriented philosophy among all staff within the area.
  • Must use independent judgment, creativity and initiative in a variety of situations when assisting with patient procedures.
  • Must be able to work under stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to understand and operate required equipment and information systems.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting (linen, supplies, patients, etc).
  • Must be aware of hazards within the department; adhere to safety standards established by the Hospital and other regulatory agencies.
  • Must have ability to work with adult, elderly patients, and critically ill patients. Must have ability to work productively in emergency situations such as cardiac and respiratory codes and on-call situations.
  • Maintains a high standard of professionalism at all times.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in all technical and interpersonal competencies as determined by PFT lab leadership.


EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


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