Registered Pulmonary Function Technician

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7103592 (Ref:ccf16074196)

Posted: June 20, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


  • Performs ordered pulmonary function and pulmonary stress testing.
  • Performs and analyzes quality control data, performs advanced invasive or noninvasive protocols, and designs and performs investigatory protocols.
  • Manages the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, including scheduling and ordering supplies.
  • Facilitates services for home care patients.
  • Prepares, maintains and calibrates pulmonary function testing equipment.
  • Maintains adequate levels of supplies used for testing.
  • Troubleshoots equipment problems and reports needed repairs/replacements.
  • Provides educational in-services to staff, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants.
  • At sites where applicable, the employee will perform blood gas puncture and analysis.
  • If the employee is designated as a Technical Consultant by the blood gas Laboratory Director, the employee must meet minimum qualifications as specified by the CLIA code of federal regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program or a Cardiopulmonary Technologist training program.
  • Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided for validation.


  • Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialed by the NBRC, Ohio Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) License, Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience in spirometry testing, lung volume testing, diffusing capacity testing, arterial blood gas sampling and analysis, cardiopulmonary stress testing, and lung compliance testing.
  • An additional one year of experience may offset the training program requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to administer six minute walk tests at a pace of at least 3.0 mph (average walking speed), ability to move K cylinders onto dollies, ability to change gas cylinder regulators with a wrench and ability to lift boxes up to 25 pounds in weight.
  • Ability to perform pulmonary function tests for demonstration purposes and for the collection of biological control data for QC purposes.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Provides diagnostic evaluation of pulmonary function in patients with respiratory insufficiencies.

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