Independently performs routine and specialized overnight and day sleep studies
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions
Supervises CPAP/BiPap titrations being performed on their shift.
Performs overnight and day sleep studies, routine and specialized, on a variety of patients within all age groups excluding neonate and infant.
Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
Monitor patients’ comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.
Obtain and record patient identification and medical history.
Adjust equipment and controls according to physicians’ orders or established protocol.
Prepare and position patients for testing.
Check, test, and maintain equipment, making minor repairs when necessary, to ensure proper operation.
Scores sleep studies and generates reports summarizing data and physiological events.
Attends workshops, seminars, lectures and other programs as appropriate to gain knowledge of current trends in sleep disorders and techniques to insure high quality/effective studies.
Must be adaptive and flexible to handle situations because of emergencies, changing workload, personnel shortages, new instrumentation, new procedures, changes in procedures, disaster and/or unsuspected events.
- Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
- Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
- Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
- Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
- Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
- All other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required
Must be a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or must have completed an accredited sleep training program. Windows environment computer skills required. CPR certification required. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak and comprehend English.
Frequently able to stand, walk, kneel, sit or crouch with good balance for two hours at a time.
Must be able to maneuver over uneven or rough surfaces.
Must be able to ascend and descend stairs.
Must be able to carry objects weighing up to 25 lbs. for 50 feet.
Assist in turning and positioning patient’s weighing up to and beyond 200 lbs.
Must be able to reach overhead to retrieve and/or replace objects.
Physical presence onsite is essential.
Vision and hearing must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
DCH Health System - 30+ days ago
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