Job description for Sleep Tech I, II and III:
Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities Tech I:
● Reviews patient histories, medications, and procedures.
● Applies electrodes and sensors.
● Performs appropriate calibrations.
● Gathers data acquisition while monitoring.
● Documents observations (including sleep stages, clinical events, changes in procedures, etc).
● Completes data.
● Removes wires and sensors.
● Faxes reports to physicians.
● Displays proper etiquette and mannerisms that reflect the Shine Behavior Standards Guidelines.
● Promotes the Patient Safety Standards as a core value of the organization.
● Performance of PAP titration per protocol and/or policy and procedure.
● All duties of level I tech.
● Scores patient acquisitions using the latest AASM rules.
● Able to prepare draft reports for interpretation by Medical Director.
● Require Registration as a sleep tech, either RPSGT or RST.
● At least 2years experience in related field.
● All duties of level I and II tech.
● Ability to run pediatric sleep studies with understanding of ETCO2 hookup and scoring of all pediatric data.
● Is a preceptor for the hospital and willing to train and help new staff with all duties as a sleep tech.
● Communication between the hospital and CPAP equipment providers to ensure mask are up to date.
● Organizes the sleep schedule for approval by the manager.
● At least 5 years experience in the related field.
● Scans and mails paperwork.
● Stocks the lab.
● Participates in departmental and hospital wide informational meetings and in services, including staff meetings, hospital wide forums, and seminars.
● Reviews department and hospital wide policies and procedures annually.
● All other duties as assigned.
This job involves:
● Regular and recurring work situations.
● A moderate level of complexity.
● Typical determination of own practices and procedures. Contributes to the development of new services, programs, or processes.
● Performance of duties under moderate supervision.
● Are normally made with others within the hospital.
● Are made with own department, staff, and supervisor as well as other departments or locations.
● Contain some discussion about confidential/sensitive matters.
● Include face-to-face, telephone, and e-mail.
● Include contact with staff, patients, and physicians.
Specific Job Skills & Mental Activities:
This position requires operational knowledge of office equipment in the Sleep Lab as well as department specific equipment, including: “Alice 5” and/or “Alice 6” polysomnography equipment, fax, printer, phone systems, computer, and commonly used hospital computer programs (including Hospital Information Systems, MS Office, e-mail, and internet). Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. Must also be service oriented and have excellent customer service skills, computer skills, problem-solving skills, organizational skills, multitasking skills, professional interpersonal skills, time management skills, the ability to prioritize work, and telephone etiquette.