TITLE: Pulmonary Function Test Technician
- The Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
Technician performs pulmonary function studies which aid the physician in
diagnosis and treatment of lung disorders.
Responsible to: Nursing
Supervisor and/or Physician
1. Perform pulmonary function
studies, arterial blood gases, and oximety.
2. Take responsibility for PEF
and NIF manometer.
3. Perform breathing
4. Perform quality control and
maintenance on all equipment.
5. Provide physician with
reports of studies for interpretation.
6. Instruct patients regarding
postural drainage and chest percussion; MDI; oxygen delivery equipment.
7. Record procedures in
patient's chart; submit charge ticket.
8. Respond to all emergencies
(" CODE BLUE” )
9. Perform CPR, if indicated.
10. Follow clinic policies for
infection control in handling and disposing of infectious/hazardous waste
11. Order all necessary
12. Maintain orderly and timely
flow of scheduled patients.
13. Assist in clinic nursing
14. Perform other tasks as
assigned.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
A. Exposure to possible
hazardous materials/conditions and infectious disease.
B. Fine motor skill- bending,
stretching, sitting, standing, and walking while on
Technician requires standing.
All instruments require standing at some time during the run.
Safety equipment, such as safety hood, eye wash station, requires
Low storage cabinets require bending.
C. Lifting of 50-100 pounds
D. Ability to relate to
people and situations with good judgment and integrity