High School graduate or Equivalent and completed or enrolled in an AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) approved program. A minimum of three (3) years in Health Care related experience as an RRT or CPSGT with a minimum of 6 months experience as a sleep trainee with documented proficiency in all required competencies. Previous education in allied health or life science is helpful in assimilating the normal and abnormal physiology, as well as in working with the sophisticated equipment used during the polysomnogram.
Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
Demonstrate computer skills appropriate for the position.
A minimum of three (3) years in Health Care related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous education in allied health or life science is helpful in assimilating the normal and abnormal physiology, as well as in working with the sophisticated equipment used during the polysomnogram.
Must be CPSGT or RRT credentialed with sleep experience. Must obtain 10 continuing education credits per year of AMA PRA Category 1 CME or CEC sleep-related educational activities.
Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification.
Has the ability to understand normal cardiorespiratory, neurologic, and sleep/wake physiology. Knowledge of the 10-20 EEG system for applying electrodes and sensors. Perform physiologic calculations to ensure proper signals. Familiar with standard procedural protocols including NPSG, CPAP, BiPAP, ASV, MSLT, MWT, and home sleep study.
Recognition of artifact and use sound judgment about when to fix channel. Identification of various sleep events. Technician can properly fit patients with a variety of nasal and full face CPAP interfaces.
Follow HIPAA policies to maintain the privacy and security of patient information.
Adhere to sleep center policies related to quality assurance.
MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids. Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.
Overnight as well as flexible shifts including weekends. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In the performance of this job, the employee may be exposed to chemical vapors such as cleaning and disinfecting solutions. There may also be skin contact with these substances. The employee may also be exposed to infectious agents including bloodborne pathogens.