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SleepWell is growing & currently seeking Sleep Technologists 

 

A sleep technologist works under the general supervision of the medical director or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in center and out of center sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education. A sleep technologist is able to perform the duties defined for a sleep technician and is able to provide oversight of other sleep center staff.

 

Required Certification:

 

  • Certification by a nationally recognized certification board and holds either the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS) credential.

  • Current CPR/BCLS certification.

 

Job Description/Duties:

 

  • Maintain confidentiality when dealing with any patient information.

  • Interact with patients, physicians, coworkers and visitors in a courteous, professional manner.

 

  • Report for scheduled work shifts on time and in proper attire, wearing name badge.  

  • Demonstrate a high level of flexibility with work schedule and/or shift to meet patient or company needs.

  • Demonstrate proficient time management and the ability to perform multiple tasks at one time.

  • Maintain an organized and clean work area that is stocked with the appropriate supplies.

  • Properly utilize and maintain supplies and equipment.

  • Handle stressful and difficult situations in a calm and professional manner.

  • Communicate concerns/issues to management in an appropriate and timely manner.

  • Demonstrate gradual and persistent improvement in job performance quality.

  • Demonstrate self-motivation to maintain professional competency by participating in continuing education conferences, seminars and other opportunities as able.

  • Attend department meetings or other in-service activities as scheduled.

  • Identify and strive to meet departmental goals, objectives and plans.

  • Work professionally as a team member in conjunction with fellow employees.

  • Perform other duties within scope of ability as assigned by direct supervisor to ensure efficient operation of the department and company, including those required during emergencies.

  • Review information in patient record to include order for study.

  • Greet patient upon arrival and escort him/her to sleep room. Educate patient and family member(s) on overnight and morning procedures, answering any questions. Interview patient to obtain information needed for completion of pre-test paperwork.

  • Set up and calibrate monitoring equipment. Select appropriate recording montage.

  • Apply electrodes and other recording devices to patient and verify their proper function.

  • Perform pre-test calibrations, making any necessary adjustments to equipment.

  • Monitor the polysomnogram, obtaining a high quality recording.

  • Recognize and document clinical and physiological events pertinent to the study.

  • Communicate information on patient status to referring physician/medical director as needed.

  • Recognize and document all artifacts and equipment malfunctions, taking the proper steps to eliminate them.

  • Report any equipment malfunctions to direct supervisor.

  • Assist patient with needs during procedure in order to obtain the required sleep/wake data.

  • Understand indications, contraindications and adverse effects of continuous and bilevel positive airway pressure as well as oxygen administration.

  • Apply and titrate positive airway pressure and oxygen therapy based on physician order and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Gently remove all electrodes and transducers from patient and allow time for clean up. Have patient complete post-test paperwork. Discharge patient.

  • Inventory and order equipment/supplies per policy.

  •  Recognize and respond appropriately and quickly to patient physiologic events.

  • Ensure safety and welfare of all patients, including those with special needs.

  • Check availability and function of emergency equipment.

  • Comply with Universal Precautions at all times.

  • Properly and thoroughly disinfect/sterilize equipment, electrodes and transducers. Change sheets and make patient beds.

 

 

 

Please submit your resume to robert@sleepwellfeelwell.com or fax to 980.422.0125. 

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