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Job SummaryThis position performs basic polysomnographic testing procedures as well as setting up and initiating sleep related therapies, to include home sleep testing, actigraphy and other remote study technology. Testing modalities include but are not limited to: PSG's (polysomnograms), pneumocardiograms, MSLT (multiple sleep latency tests), MWT (multiple wakefullness tests), and home sleep testing. This position acts independently to perform polysomnographic procedures in accordance with the physician's order and departmental policy. All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Prisma Health's values of compassion, dignity, integrity, and teamwork. This position is primarily responsible for the scoring of all sleep study procedures as well as any complimentary patient education.
Performs and scores sleep study procedures, to include home sleep testing, in accordance with physician's order, departmental policy and Medical Director's guidelines. - 50%
Troubleshoot and repairs equipment within realm of knowledge. - 10%
Communicates often with supervisor and manager regarding patient, equipment, and other issues. - 5%
Obtains all required patient information and consent prior to performing sleep studies. Is responsible for documentation of patient education for home sleep studies. - 5%
Initiates, monitors and performs quality (artifact free) sleep studies. - 5%
Adheres to department time and attendance standards and infection control practices. - 5%
Clinical leader in areas assigned, assisting and educating respiratory therapists, technicians, and other personnel in understanding the treatment and care of patients. Assists with employee education and orientation of new employees and serves as a preceptor for students. - 5%
Scores sleep studies in accordance with AASM Scoring Guidelines and meets average scoring volume requirements. - 5%
Meets Inter-scorer reliability goals established by the Medical Director. - 5%
Performs other duties as needed. - 5%
This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director or executive.
Associate's Degree - Graduate of a school for Respiratory Therapy approved by the American Medical Association or a successor accrediting authority possessing CRT-SDS OR RRT-SDS by NBRC OR possess RPSGT credential by BRPT.
2 years - polysomnographic Technologist required
In Lieu Of The Minimum Requirements Listed Above
In lieu of Associate Degree, would accept 10 years of experience in sleep medicine and/or respiratory care.
Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in South Carolina and CRT-SDS OR RRT-SDS credentialed by NBRC OR RPSGT credentialed by BRPT. NBRC and/or BRPT credentials must be maintained. IF employee is not a licensed Respiratory Care Practicioner in SC, a current Exemption status to start PAP or oxygen must be obtained through the SC Board for Respiratory Care.
Credentialed RPSGT must possess an applicable Speciality Credential, to include: CRT or RRT, along with required state licensure. Associate or Bachelor Degree accepted in lieu of Specialty Credential for current credentialed RPSGT.
Current membership with AARC OR other job related professional membership required.
Other Required Skills and Experience
Must possess skills necessary to treat patients of all ages to include infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Must be computer literate with complete working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Windows.
Above average clinical and interpersonal skills.
Basic Computer Skills
Knowledge of Office equipment (fax/copier)
Work ShiftVariable (United States of America)
Location3 Medical Park Rd Richland
Facility1510 Richland Hospital
Department15107141 Sleep Disorder Center
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