This is a professional and supervisory position in Cardiopulmonary Services. The Neurodiagnostic Supervisor assists in organizing and directing the Sleep Center in supervision of staff and daily operations. In addition, this position is responsible for providing direct patient services.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
- Supervision and Support: Assists the Director in planning, organizing and administration of designated area of responsibility.
- Oversees daily operations of the Sleep Center to ensure effective management, timely response and quality patient care.
- Assists with development and implementation of policies, procedures and protocols, etc.
- Assists with development and monitoring quality care and performance improvement indicators.
- Interviews, selects and supervises staff.
- Provides daily staff assignments and makes adjustments to schedules
- Coaches staff and identifies opportunities for growth or learning in staff
- Responds appropriately to emergency situations
- Monitors quality of documentation
- Maintains and supervises data management including archiving of patient data
- Monitors the effective and efficient use of supplies
- Facilitates staff attending meetings and other hospital activities
- Trains, orients and educates staff on new equipment, procedures or methods utilized in assigned areas.
- Responsible for equipment maintenance and repair
- Reviews supplies and manages inventory
- Assists with development of new service lines
- Assists in budget and report preparation
- Maintains Laboratory procedures within the standards of American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation
- Clinical: Operates diagnostic equipment and performs diagnostic procedures
- Assists in day-to-day clinical operations including scoring and patient testing.
- Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedures, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine final testing procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician and/or laboratory protocols
- Complete and verify documentation
- Explain the pre-testing, testing and post-testing procedures to the patient
- Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary
- Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments, if necessary.
- Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
- Follow procedural protocols: Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, to ensure collection of appropriate data.
- Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxygen saturation, respiratory and heart rates).
- Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracking quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
- Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
- Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.)
- Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide are specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
- Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.
- Scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
- Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) according to center specific protocols.
- Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep, wake and clinical event data
- Environmental: Maintains a clean, safe, prepared work environment
- Prepares room for patient.
- Cleans and processes all equipment for sterilization.
- Restocks and requests supplies that have dwindled.
- Comply with hospital and department guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control.
- Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification and licensure
- Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs.
- Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department
- Completes all mandatory requirements within allotted timeframe for completion.
- Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments
- Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate
- Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees.
- Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.
- Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
- Registers all outpatients for study.
- Make beds and assures sleep rooms are orderly.
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Attention to detail with strong oral, organizational and interpretation skills
- Previous supervisory experience preferred
- Minimum of 5 years of experience within sleep disorders
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION & REGISTRATION:
- CPR Certification
- Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or equivalent s and licensure by the Maryland State Board of Physician's
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
- Basic Computer skills to perform Data entry
- HIPAA policies on Confidentiality
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the appropriate care for patients in all age groups
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