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Respiratory Polysomnography Tech - Sleep Lab, $5,000 Student Loan Repayment + $3,500 Sign On Bonus, FT; 36 hrs/wk Nights Vary 6pm-6:30am; Some Weekends (5321)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Nationwide, C3
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Job Description

Children’s Sleep Lab just keeps growing. In 2018, we’ll offer six beds and sleep studies every day of the week.  So we’re hiring polysomnography technicians and respiratory therapists—professionals who are equipped to provide evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, as well as respiratory care.

We offer paid training for respiratory therapists who are interested in a career in sleep studies, and we provide paid CEUs. Check out our benefits package! It includes a competitive wage—and generous night and weekend differential pay. Plus, you’ll make a difference in kids’ lives by helping them get a good night’s sleep. Now that’s job satisfaction…

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time

 

20%

  1. Gather and Analyze Patient Information
  • 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 procedure, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
  • Implements/prepares patient/caregiver education per plan of care.
  • Communicates education needs to patient/caregiver/staff at an understandable level and in a timely manner.
  • Documentation is complete, accurate and done in a timely manner.  Follow up is completed to ensure results are obtained and relayed to parents/patients as appropriate.
  • Accurate information is obtained upfront to ensure proper care and billing of patient for services performed.
  • Treatments or procedures performed are documented in patient’s medical record with accuracy and timeliness.
  • Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient and/or parent.

20%

  1. Testing Preparation Procedures
  • 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.
  • Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.

20%

  1. Polysomnographic Procedures
  • Ability to perform sleep studies on two patients on any given night according to accepted published standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate times to communicate with physician for direction on patient care issues.
  • Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP, ventilator titration, oxygen titration etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data.
  • Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).
  • Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing 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 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 (repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.).
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients.
  • Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.

15%

  1. Polysomnographic Record Scoring
  • Score 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.
  • Completes monthly Inter-Scorer Reliability  records through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

20%

  1. Service Management and Professional Issues
  • Knowledge of and practices risk management and safety precautions (i.e. trach sizes).
  • Charges are entered accurately and within identified time line.
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
  • Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
  • Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
  • Respond to study/participant’s procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.

 

Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.

 

Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS/COMPETENCIES

5%

  1. Performs other duties as assigned

100%

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrates good problem-solving skills during the sleep study
  • Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills
  • Comply with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Standards of Conduct

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Graduate of an accredited AMA approved school of Respiratory Care accredited by the National Board of Respiratory Care required
  • Experience in Pulmonary or Sleep Medicine preferred
  • Pediatric experience preferred

 

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist or Registered Respiratory Therapist required
  • Certification as a Polysomnography Technologist preferred
  • Maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
  • Maintain current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required within sixmonths of hire
  • Current and valid RRT National Registry license in the state of Nebraska required within 12 months of hire
  • Must be registered in Sleep Technology by The American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), The National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BPRT) or an equivalent examination accepted by The Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) required within 24 months of hire

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Job Details

Date Posted September 27, 2017
Date Closes December 26, 2017
Requisition 937710-13235
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Nationwide, US
Work At Hospital
Department Sleep Lab
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Shift
Nighttime
Days Vary 6pm-6:30am; Some Weekends
Hours 36 hours per week
SOC Category 29-2054.00 Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Respiratory Care
  • Sleep Studies
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pulmonology
  • Polysomnography Technician
  • Pulmonary Technologist
  • Sleep Medicine / Therapy

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