St. Anthony Summit Medical Center is a Level III Trauma Center serviced by Flight For Life® Colorado and nationally recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction. We provide a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Summit County and the surrounding areas including Surgical, Emergency, Critical Care, Birth Center, Orthopedic, Breast Care, Digital Mammography, Breast MRI, Radiology and Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, Summit Sleep Disorders Center, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and Summit Spine Services. Located in the charming mountain community of Frisco, CO, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has provided 30+ years of service to residents and the visitors who enjoy spending time in these world famous outdoor playgrounds. In addition, Summit Medical Center employs seasonal professionals (Nov. to April) to support Colorado’s nearby ski resorts with on-site urgent care during the busy winter months. Enjoy an exceptional quality of life year-round with walking/bike trails right outside your door, arts and music festivals, and of course skiing, snowboarding and every winter activity imaginable. For more about Summit Medical Center and life in Frisco, CO please visit http://www.summitmedicalcenter.org.
Performs functions pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders including patient assessment, operation of diagnostic equipment, patient education and communication with health care professionals. Supports the organization vision and mission.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma Associate's or Bachelor's degree, preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
One year of patient care experience in a respiratory or sleep lab department
Must complete at least 10 hours of sleep related education per year
Demonstrates proficiency in all diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of polysomnography Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred
Current RPSGT credential from the BRPT or Current credential of CRT or RRT by N.B.R.C with current Colorado State Respiratory Therapist Licensure (RLT)
All employees will be required to successfully pass the BRPT exam within 2 years of the date of hire/transfer
Current BLS certification from American Heart Association
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Performs polysomnographic procedures in accordance with department policy and procedure assuring patient and co-worker safety at all times. *
Obtains, analyzes, and interprets patient information in order to identify patient specific needs and age specific criteria. *
Assesses patient's medical status and therapeutic regimes according to sleep lab practices and procedures. *
Communicates with the referring physician, Medical Director and other members of the healthcare team regarding the patient assessment/status and needs. *
Provides patient and family education and teaching regarding procedures and care. *
Follows "lights out" procedures to establish and document the patient's baseline values. *
Follows procedural protocols including but not limited to MSLT, MWT, parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration to ensure collection of appropriate data. *
Ensures that the tracing is artifact free and any necessary adjustments are made. *
Implements, initiates and adjusts CPAP/ BiPAP/VPAP according to laboratory protocols. Recognizes indications and contraindications to such therapy. *
Initiates supplemental oxygen according to established laboratory guidelines to maintain adequate oxygenation during sleep. *
Follows "lights on" procedures to verify the integrity of the signal. *
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to recognize and provide age specific testing, treatment, and education to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. *
Applies electrodes and all ancillary equipment according to accepted published and sleep center standards.
Utilizes 10-20 electrode placement. *
Calibrates, evaluates, and if necessary adjusts the instruments to proper technical standards in order to obtain optimal recording. *
Applies knowledge of theory and application by eliciting optimum patient participation and recognizing unacceptable or inaccurate data effectively.
Properly fits patients for positive airway pressure delivery device. *
Documents all patient care activities per standards of practice, legal requirements and regulatory/third party payer requirements. *
Documents time, clinical events, sleep stages, etc. at appropriate intervals during recording. Monitors the patient throughout the recording period and responds to patient needs as required. *
Recognizes and documents relevant events (including cardiac, neurologic, respiratory, and parasomnic events) and responds appropriately. Contacts physician as necessary. *
Verifies and clarifies physician orders as needed *
Analyzes the recording and assists in preparing detailed report of sleep stages, sleep architecture, limb movements, respiratory and cardiac events per guidelines. *
Actively participates in department/hospital quality and process improvement initiatives. *
Coordinates and communicates effectively to all patients, families, staff, physicians and other customers concerning sleep center services by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times. *
Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *
Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *
Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *
Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staff development. *
Assists in training polysomnography staff, students and other hospital personnel. *
Acts as a resource for physicians, patients, nurses, and respiratory therapists for all sleep related issues. *
Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all accreditation requirements. *
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
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