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Sleep Lab Technician | Sleep Center | Full Time 36 Hours

Rapid City, SD Full time 22_923.1

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Job Category

Diagnostics

Job Family

Studies

Department

RCH Sleep Center

Scheduled Weekly Hours

36

Shift

Employee Type

Regular

Job Summary

A Sleep Technician I works under the direct supervision of a Sleep Technician II (RPSGT, RST, or RRT-SDS) developing competency in and performing sleep testing procedures ordered by a provider. Sleep Technician I will develop skills to be able to operate equipment, monitor and record all procedures performed in accordance with department policy and procedure manuals, score records using the AASM Scoring Manual, and serve pediatric, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with regards to age specific/cultural diversified needs.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Develop skills to perform extensive sleep disorders testing for diagnostic purposes and maintain records of reports as observed by the Manager of the Sleep Center.
  • Develop skills in the application of electrodes and sensors, patient education, testing parameters, and report generation.
  • Develop skills to identify, recognize normal/abnormal patterns of sleep and scores the recording using standard criteria.
  • Develop skills to perform daily calibration and periodic maintenance of all diagnostic testing equipment.
  • Monitor patient understanding, effort and tolerance throughout the testing procedure and documents appropriately. Learns to identify artifact and inadequate signals. Adheres to patient safety protocols.
  • Develops skills to apply appropriate treatment interventions per Sleep Center parameters/guidelines.
  • Review patient records, physician orders, protocols, and data to demonstrate ability for interpretation of subjective and objective information for patient assessment and order validation.  Seeks guidance from Sleep Technician II/Manager/Medical Director for unresolved issues.
  • Consistently assess, identify, demonstrate the ability to communicate and address special needs of patients that are appropriate to the patient specific age group (pediatrics 3 years-12 years) (adolescent), (adults), (Geriatrics) when directly or indirectly providing treatment, testing, or patient care and assess their level of understanding.
  • Participates in the evaluation of customer satisfaction as well as adherence to the Guest Relation Standards.
  • Follows all Sleep Center protocols.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Required:

Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent in General Studies

Certification - Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); AND Registered Sleep Technologist (RST)

Preferred:

Experience - 1+ years of Sleep Center Experience; 1+ years Healthcare Experience

Education - Associates degree in Health Related Field

Physical Requirements: Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.

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