The Department of Pediatrics is located with Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University.
Responsible for performance of research pulmonary function tests as well as clinical, administrative, and educational research activities related to the management of patients in our ongoing clinical trials.
Responsible for the completion of independent tasks including the organization of quality control issues in the performance and review of PFTs following American Thoracic Review criteria. This includes in depth knowledge of the inclusion and exclusion criteria for the acceptance of measurements obtained from the following testing techniques: flow volume loops; passive respiratory compliance and resistance from the single breath occlusion technique, functional residual capacity from the nitrogen washout technique, infant forced expiratory flows from the raised volume rapid thoracic compression technique, and measurements of alveolar volume and lung diffusing capacity.
This position will be knowledgeable in all of the physiologic principles involved in these techniques and be able to discuss and explain them to other personnel as well as RRTs at collaborating institutions. This position will be able to review the quality of tests independently according to American Thoracic Society review criteria and relay the testing acceptability to the PI. This is a crucial responsibility to the success of the ongoing research projects.
The research duties include, but are not limited to: identifying potential qualifying patients in the NICU, performance of neonatal PFTs, spirometry and forced oscillometry, scheduling study appointments, informed consent process, completing questionnaires with study participants in person and via telephone, collecting and processing biospecimens, data entry, thorough documentation in charts, and having flexibility for evening/weekend appointments.
Bachelor's degree with major courses in Respiratory Therapy and 1 to 3 years experience in a NICU.
Epic and/or other Clinical systems
Experience with Clinical research.
Experience in maternal and child health care.
Experience with Power Point , electronic data bases.
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