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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Pulmonary Diagnostic Respiratort Care Practitioner II (ERP )
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Minimum of 2 years experience in a pulmonary diagnostics environment.  Pediatric experience preferred.  AS. Degree must be issued from an AARC appproved program.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT)
Eligible for CITI certification.

Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice/Research
  1. Provide research protocol support complying with all hospital policies and procedures.
  2. Partner in the mission and common core principles of the organization.
  3. Participate in a hospital sponsored volunteer event, committee, or provide an educational encounter for pulmonary fellows annually.*
  4. Complete CITI training during their probationary period, keeping it current through out employment. 
  5. Keep an up to date Circum Vitae in their employee file.
  6. Maintain all competencies and annual training.
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and respond to customer needs. Follow up to ensure these needs are met.
  2. Engage with each patient, family member, and staff person as a representative of the department and hospital.
  3. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  4. Be responsive and thoughtful of the patient's needs and experience while providing excellent care at all times.
  1. Participate in interdisciplinary team huddles to ensure lab is ready for services that are needed for the clinic patients.
  2. Reach out to create partnerships across teams to provide better care.
  3. Seek out team members input to improve collaborative care.
  4. Support and encourage co-workers, providing assistance if needed.
  5. Practice closed loop communication to ensure the lab staff, bronch team ,Inpatient service team and manager are aware of any variances in coverage.
  6. Act as a mentor providing procedure review and competency check off for RCPI and RCPII staff.*
Performance Improvement/Problem 
  1. Attend in-services, conferences or work-shops to maintain and upgrade clinical knowledge base and technical skills; present a review of any new information learned during a conference to the team.
  2. Act as the patient's advocate in the field of respiratory care, striving to improve and enhance the quality of our service.
  3. Accept challenges and provide solutions through problem solving with team members.
  4. Contact the correct department or party to ensure any equpment, software, employee failure is correctly reported and repaired.
  1. Demonstrate integrity and focus on what is safe.
  2. Exhibit safe practice at all times when working with patients using equipment and gases.
  3. Use hospital Safety Event Reporting System to ensure capture of any unsafe events.
  4. Practice Stop, Think, Act, and Review(STAR) to ensure safety is always assured.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.