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Team Leader, Pulmonary Function – Children’s Health Dallas

The Pulmonary Function Lab (PFT) Team Leader is responsible for providing leadership to the front-line staff in collaboration with the Practice Administrator. They serve as a conduit between the PFT employees for the purpose of facilitating communication, overseeing operations, orientation of new team members in collaboration with the Clinical Educators and continuously evaluating quality and performance improvement. The Team Leader plans operational needs by setting priorities, planning for staffing based on volume, coordinating assignments across campuses and is responsible for providing expert direct patient care, directly supporting and developing respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) and externs assigned to them. Additionally, the PFT Team Leader provides guidance, coaching and feedback to team members and provides significant input to employment decisions, addresses performance issues, and assists with performance reviews. Monitors key metrics and analyzes information to ensure operational quality and efficiency targets are being met. The Team Leader will also serve in various RCP roles including, pulmonary function testing, breathing treatments and patient education.

Some highlighted responsibilities include:

Team Leader Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the content expert with multidisciplinary team members, including providers in the assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of the age-specific, individualized plan of care;
  • Plan and deliver expert care and coach other therapists to do the same; Evaluate employee performance against existing department standards; Initiate or make recommendations for personnel actions to the Practice Administrator;
  • Train, coach and monitor direct reports to understand and apply Patient and Family Centered Care principles and practices in daily operations; Monitor and assure direct reports are adhering to hospital and department policies and procedures related to clinical care, safety and quality, operations, financial stewardship and personnel activities; Responsible for assignment of resources in both Dallas and Plano;
  • Collaborate with the Pulmonary Function Lab Medical Director to review processes and educational opportunities.

Direct Patient Respiratory Care Responsibilities:

  • Serve in a clinical capacity performing the duties described in the job description associated with the role of PFT RCP; Review and evaluate patient orders for assigned patients and as a resource for other RCPs in the department for appropriateness and for clinical therapeutic objectives. Make testing recommendations to Providers as appropriate; Review physician progress notes to enhance care; and participate in patient rounds;
  • Stay on top of latest therapies, taking initiative to advance learning, Acts as a member of the Ambulatory Response Team on a rotating basis. Perform and assist in BLS and other emergency situations; Provides direct patient care to patients in Ambulatory and Inpatient as needed.

Quality Assurance and Process Improvement Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the development of quality assurance indicators and monitor those within the scope of assigned clinical practice; Collaborate with members of other disciplines on the assigned unit(s) in process improvement or other quality and safety initiatives


The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ job-related experience including at least 3 years’ previous experience in a pediatric or neonatal respiratory care in an acute care hospital setting.  Additionally, a minimum of 5 years’ PF testing and a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience is required.


  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in respiratory care or other science is strongly preferred.


  • An active Texas Respiratory License and RRT certification recognized by the NBRC is required upon hire
  • Completion in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (HCPs) through the American Heart Association (AHA) is required upon hire.
  • Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) or Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) credentialed through the NBRC is required upon hire.


 Children’s Health values the role each team member plays in helping us make life better for children. We employ more than 7,500 people and provide rewarding career opportunities that enable team members to reach their highest potential.

Since 2009, we have held the AANC Magnet® designation for nursing excellence. We are nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report, serve as the primary pediatric teaching facility for University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and are recognized for quality care in every specialty.

Children’s Health has been named for nine consecutive years as one of the 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Reviews. Children’s Health was chosen based on our robust benefits, wellness initiatives, professional development opportunities and work environment that promotes employee collaboration and satisfaction.

Children’s Health offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for learning and career development. We also promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, and our team members have a voice in their work through surveys and town halls

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