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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 297G
Category: Health Care


Lead assigned staff in the performance of pulmonary function tests and assess the accuracy of test results; participate in the design of testing techniques; analyze test results for the development of research activities.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others; under general direc¬tion, direct and coordinate the testing activities performed in a pulmonary function laboratory.

Typical Work

Direct tests performed by Pulmonary Function Technologists; assess the accuracy of test results;

Perform and participate in the design of advanced testing techniques;

Implement and monitor quality control procedures;

Direct patient scheduling priorities;

Perform mathematical and statistical analysis for the development of research activities and administrative requirements;

Orient physicians in training regarding testing techniques;

Maintain testing equipment;

Monitor and prioritize inventory;

Participate in budget preparation and personnel actions;

Perform the duties of Pulmonary Function Technologist II;

May represent the department at meetings;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of experience as a Pulmonary Function Technologist 2 or equivalent


Registration as a Pulmonary Function Technologist by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class adopted October 15, 1976.
Revise class. Revises title, adopted February 22, 1988.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications, adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 6419), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective
July 1, 2007