Sleep Technologist works under the direction of the RT Director, Supervisor and Medical Director. Performs all duties required to support and coordinate departmental functions. Sleep Technologist will participate in achieving the department goals of meeting CCMH mission, vision and values. Sleep Technologist practice according to the rules and regulations of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine, and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Assists with the initiation, maintenance and completion of the admission and discharge process.
Encourages cost savings for the department and organization.
Models excellent customer service as a first impression of the department.
Responsible for compiling patient’s medical record.
Maintains par level for patient supplies and other department supplies.
Follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Maintains confidentiality of all personnel and patient care and relations information.
Communicates effectively with internal and external customers.
Demonstrates effective time management and prioritization skills.
Monitor the sleep equipment for proper operation and integrity.
Maintains professional standards, completes required continuing education/certificates (10 CEUs per calendar year).
Responds to after hour call back.
Participates in quality improvement
Demonstrates accurate patient care documentation, discharging of the patient and accurate billing.
Performs decontamination of equipment/assemble and calibration.
Assists with patient and family education.
Adheres to CCMH policies and procedures.
Complies with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures.
Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Actively participates in hospital committees and CQI team.
Participates on unit activities.
Preceptor for newly hired Sleep Technologist employees and Sleep Tech Trainee’s.
Education: High School graduate, certificate from an AMA approved school,
License: Current CPSGT or RPSGT from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, RST from the American Board of Sleep Medicine, or RRT-SDS from the NBRC.
Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.
Experience: 1 – 2 years.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Hand/eye coordination, legible handwriting, computer skills, able to speak clearly, fine and gross dexterity, full range of motion.
Interpersonal Skills: Must relate well with patients, families, hospital staff, physicians, and public
Essential Physical Requirements: Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Requires stooping, standing, bending, pushing and pulling, able to lift 50#.
Essential Mental Abilities: Able to comprehend technical, medical terminology. Able to input orders, obtain patient information in computer. Able to think quickly, handle various projects simultaneously with attention to accuracy, prioritization, patient request, detail, memory, problem solving, reasoning, ability to memorize routine assignments, computer mnemonics, all with little or no supervision.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Corrected vision, hearing to normal range.
Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY II. Tasks that involve a potential exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues. Identified job duties do not include a reasonable anticipation for the potential contact with blood or contaminated body fluid but circumstances may occur which may result in the potential for exposure. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for employee (s) engaged in potential exposure situations.
Hours of Work: Rotating shifts, or otherwise as dictated by needs of the unit. May include both day, evening, weekend and holiday hours.
Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.
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