Intermountain Healthcare Respiratory Therapist RRT - Pulmonary Function Lab (PFT) - Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID:221825
Greater Salt Lake area

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Job Description

The Pulmonary (PFT) Respiratory Therapist (RT) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for diagnostic testing and delivery of patient care. The PFT RT provides care to the patient via technology, therapeutic intervention, education and coordination of care with other healthcare team professionals.

Essential Job Duties


  • Performs respiratory care procedures in response to patient needs and physician orders within the Scope of Practice of the Respiratory Care Department.
  • Evaluates, monitors, and maintains patients care within established guidelines in the form of policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Seeks for and evaluates information acquired from other members of the interdisciplinary team (e.g., patient, family, physician, nursing, support staff).


  • Uses assessment information and critical thinking skills while assessing the respiratory status of assigned patients through physical exam, review of history and physical, and response to ordered therapies.
  • Communicates the patient care plan to the patient, family, physician, nursing, support staff, and others while maintaining a team focus.


  • Independently performs the majority of procedures, assessments, and interventions performed at the facility including advanced settings (as applicable). Participates within Clinical Program initiatives and processes and monitors outcomes.
  • Supports and implements department or specialty care area projects or programs as identified.
  • Supports standardization and implementation of department protocols, policies, and procedures for patient care delivery.
  • Handles problems and concerns until they can dealt with by management as appropriate.
  • Maintains, troubleshoots, and adjusts respiratory care equipment and diagnostic equipment.
  • Develops and implements patient education plan when needed in relation to respiratory disease and equipment related to admission and discharge.
  • Communicates operational theory to other health professionals and recommends the most appropriate technology to maximize patient comfort and safety.
  • Maintains timely, accurate records and documentation to satisfy department, hospital, and legal requirements.


  • Evaluates patient response to interventions through review of achievement of goals, clinical outcomes, and patient and family satisfaction.
  • Revises plan of care as indicated and reassess changes as appropriate.


  • Promotes the profession of Respiratory Care and acts as a resource, consultant, and mentor to staff within department and patient care areas through development of others.
  • Participates in quality improvement and research activities as part of the Respiratory Care Team to guide the development of standards of patient care.

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: Based on experience
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Shift Details: This is a full-time, 36 hours per week position that will work four 9 hour shifts once trained.
  • Department: Outpatient Department / Pulmonary Function Lab (PFT)

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate of a NBRC approved Respiratory Therapist program. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
  • Current State License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers.
  • Specific certifications as required (i.e. PALS, ACLS, NRP).

Physical Requirements

  • Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
  • Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
  • Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.
  • Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
  • May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Preferred Requirements

  • Respiratory experience.
  • Certified Pulmonary Function Technician (CPFT)
  • Registered Pulmonary Function Technician (RPFT)

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. Intermountain Healthcare prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, disability and/or genetic information.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 36

Primary Work Location Primary Children's Hospital

Expertise Respiratory

Job Type Full Time

Location US-UT-Salt Lake City