This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
Incuments of positions in this family are responsible for proficient pulmonary diagnostic testing. This requires an ability to understand complex instrumentation as related to patient needs, and to give instructions to patients and colleagues on the techniques of the testing, and finally to collate complex numbers at the end of the test to weave them into a coherent pulmonary function examination.
The Technical Associates perform proficiently in all areas of pulmonary diagnostic testing that takes anywhere from thirty minutes up to a total of two hours. Performs appropriate tests with minimal direction from the referring physician. Performs a pulmonary history and physical; performs a routing screening spirometry, analyzes the results and decides what other diagnostic tests are necessary (i.e., lung volumes, diffusion studies, arterial or venous blood analysis, airway resistance measurements, etc.), and communicates these results to the referring physician. Functions with considerable autonomy and a high level of knowledge of theoretical and practical pulmonary physiology and mechanical testing equipment.
Associate's Degree and three or more years experience with a minimum of two years in a teaching hospital environment.
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