BLS for Healthcare Providers required
This position performs basic polysomnographic testing procedures as well as setting up and initiating all sleep related therapies. Testing modalities include but are not limited to: PSGs (polysomnograms), pneumocardiograms, MSLT (multiple sleep Latency tests), and MWT (multiple wakefulness tests). This position is also responsible for the pre-scoring of sleep studies. This position acts independently to perform polysomnographic procedures in accordance with the physician's order and departmental policy.
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Performs sleep studies in accordance with physician's order, departmental policy and Medical Director's guidelines.
Troubleshoots and repairs equipment within realm of knowledge.
Communicates often with the lead therapist and manager regarding patient, equipment and other issues.
Obtains all required patient information and consent prior to performing sleep studies.
Serves as a preceptor for students.
Initiates, monitors and performs quality (artifact free) sleep studies.
Adheres to department time and attendance standards.
Adheres to infection control practices.
Education: Graduate of a school for Respiratory Therapy approved by the American Medical Association or a successor accrediting authority.
Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in SC and RRT or CRT credentialed by the NBRC. NBRC credentials must be maintained. Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session.
Special Training: Must possess skills necessary to treat patients of all ages to include infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient. Must be computer literate with complete working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Windows.