Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Full-Time  M-F (Variable)
*Position will work mainly at Mahoning Valley/Boardman. Travel to other locations when needed.
Performs assessments and pulmonary functions of inpatients and outpatients demonstrating abnormalities of the pulmonary system.
Responsibilities: 1.Responsible for the completion of multiple procedures.
2.Document patient tests in the electronic medical record.
3.Participate in department quality initiatives and proficiency in the pulmonary function testing software.
4.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
5.Other duties as required.
Other information: Technical Expertise 1.Experience in care of asthma patients with experience in a pediatric PFT laboratory preferred.
2.Licensed to practice respiratory care in the state of Ohio is required.
3.Must have obtained and maintain Basic Life Saving (BLS) certification.
4.Membership in the American Thoracic Society (ATS) is preferred.
5.Experience working with various levels within an organization is required.
6.Experience in healthcare is preferred.
7.Strong problem-solving skills are required.
8.Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required.
9.Experience working in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) or similar software is required.
10.Experience working with an electronic medical record system (i.e. EPIC) is preferred.
Education and Experience 1.Education: Associate degree in respiratory care is required, Bachelor degree is preferred.
2.Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in the state of Ohio is required.
3.Certification: Must be a Credentialed Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) who will obtain the CPFT credentialing with 12 months from date of hire.
4.Registered Pulmonary Function Tech is preferred.
5.Years of relevant experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience is preferred.
6.Years of supervisory experience: None.
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