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Respiratory Pulmonary Function Tech II-Brd Reg * $4,000 Sign On Bonus*

Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 934584 Date posted 07/08/2021
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Performs specific diagnostic pulmonary tests per physician prescription, including complete spirometry, DLCO (Diffusing Capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide), and Body Plethysmography.  Serves as a resource to physicians and other staff regarding technical aspects of pulmonary tests.  Maintains quality of pulmonary function test results by performing equipment calibration per manufacturer's guidelines.  Provides timely and accurate reporting of test results.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs complete spirometry, DLCO (Diffusing Capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide), and Body Plethysmography.

  • Serves as a resourcer to physicians and staff regarding technical aspects of pulmonary testing.

  • Provides timely and accurate reporting of Pulmonary Function test results.

  • Maintains quality of pulmonary test results by performing equipment calibration per manufacturer's guidelines.

  • Performs and insures appropriate disinfection of Pulmonary Function Test equipment.

  • Participates in QA relating to Pulmonary Function testing.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as a respiratory therapist, pulmonary function testing, or related experience.


  • Graduate of a two (2) year Respiratory Therapy program.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) license for the State of Washington

  • Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) by date of hire/transfer.

  • Current BLS Certification by date of hire/transfer.


Additional Requirements:

  • N/A


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of pulmonary function testing experience.

  • Experience in a pulmonary function lab performing complete diagnostic studies, including, complete spirometry, DLCO (Diffusing Capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide), Body Plethysmography.

  • Bachelor's degree from a Respiratory Therapy program OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • Additional education in pulmonary diagnostic testing.

Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill South Building Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J06|UFCW|UFCW Pro Tech Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Central Campus South - Pulmonology - 1130 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.