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Job SummaryThis position performs basic polysomnographic testing procedures as well as setting up and initiating all sleep related therapies. Testing modalities include but are not limited to: PSG's (polysomnograms), pneumocardiograms, MSLT (multiple sleep latency tests), and MWT (multiple wakefullness tests). This position is also responsible for the pre-scoring of sleep studies. 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.
Performs sleep studies in accordance with physician's order, departmental policy and Medical Director's guidelines. -50%
Troubleshoots and repairs equipment within realm of knowledge. - 10%
Communicates often with the lead therapist and manager regarding patient, equipment and other issues. -5%
Obtains all required patient information and consent prior to performing sleep studies. - 5%
Serves as a preceptor for students. - 5%
Initiates, monitors and performs quality (artifact free) sleep studies. - 10%
Adheres to department time and attendance standards.- 5%
Adheres to infection control practices.- 5%
Performs other duties as needed. - 5%
This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director, or executive.
Graduate of a school for Respiratory Therapy approved by the American Medical Association or a successor accrediting authority possessing CRT or RRT credential by NBRC OR possess RPSGT credential by BRPT.
No previous experience required
Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in South Carolina and CRT or RRT credentialed by NBRC or credentialed by BRPT with RPSGT. NBRC and/or BRPT credentials must be maintained.
Respiratory Therapists hired prior to June 2019 may be a Certified Respiratory Therapist. Certified Respiratory Therapists hired from June 2019 on must pass a sleep credential examination (RPSGT, CRT-SDS, RRT-SDS, or RST) within 24 months from the date of hire with Prisma Health. If the Certified Respiratory Therapist does not obtain a sleep credential during the first 24 months of employment, they will be terminated from Prisma Health.
Exemption status to start PAP or oxygen must be obtained through the SC Board for Respiratory Care if employee is not a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in SC.
Other Required Skills and Experience
Must possess skills necessary to treat patients of all ages to include infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
Must be computer literate with complete working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Windows.
Basic Computer Skills
Knowledge of office equipment (fax/copier)
Work ShiftNight (United States of America)
Location3 Medical Park Rd Richland
Facility1510 Richland Hospital
Department15107141 Sleep Disorder Center
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