Job DescriptionSCOPE OF POSITION The Ohio State University Medical Center is committed to enhancing the quality of care provided to patients and families. The Respiratory Therapist is an integral member of a team of care providers who reflect a culture of cooperation enthusiasm and mutual respect. The Pulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory encompasses 5 testing/procedure rooms located on the 8th floor, East Doan Hall, and 3 testing room at the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza. The Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab provides service for patients undergoing pulmonary function tests/studies such as spirometry, lung volumes, diffusing capacity measurements, arterial blood gas, arterial shunt studies, bronchial provocation, high altitude hypoxia, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, six minute walks, oxygen titrations and assisting physicians in fiberoptic bronchoscopies and other procedures such as: bronchial alveolar lavage, transbronchial needle or forceps biopsies, endobronchial ultrasound biopsies, thoracentesis, pleurx catheter placement and removal, pleural biopsies, chest tube placement, removal of foreign body, and other modalities such as balloon dilation, laser, electrocautery treatments, cryotherapy, bronchial thermoplasty, navigational bronchoscopy and argon beam coagulation. The Respiratory Therapist supports all functions related to pulmonary testing and bronchoscopic procedures including but not limited to: patient assessment and screening pre, intra and post procedure assessments, patient education, information management - communication to the physician patient regarding assessment and treatment recommendations, documenting testing data, and equipment operation, quality monitoring and maintenance. The lab is staffed for operation during daytime hours Monday thru Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm and for daytime primary and secondary call on weekends and holidays. POSITION SUMMARY The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing optimum levels of patient care before, during, and aftMinimum Education Required2-Year College DegreeRequired QualificationsGraduate of a 2 or 4 year school of Respiratory Therapy approved by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board. Successful completion of the RRT examination offered by the National Board of Respiratory Care.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.