Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Respiratory Therapy Careers

Respiratory Therapy Jobs
at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Full Job Title: REG PSG TECH, 1.0 FTE (40 hours a week) Rotating shift

Job Number: 85695

Location: Liberty Township, OH

Date Posted: 7-13-2017

POSITION TITLE: Registered PSG Technologist

DEPARTMENT: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Pulmonary Sleep Lab

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Clinical Manager

TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, involving polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care and education associated with sleep study testing for the Sleep Center. Work under the supervision of the clinical director/medical director or other board certified Sleep Medicine physician. Effectively troubleshoot technical problems and demonstrate competence in the application of polysomnography skills, solving problems, making decisions, and setting priorities. Follow procedural protocols when collecting and/or analyzing clinical data and utilize resources to ensure quality and accuracy of clinical data. Provide oversight of other staff. Demonstrate clinical leadership. Serve as a resource and consultant to staff. With direction from a Registered Respiratory Therapist or medical staff member, may oversee more difficult procedures.

Responsibilities
·Assessment
Assesses patients, clients and families and recognizes normal parameters, deviations and abnormalities in physical, emotional, developmental and behavioral status using a family centered approach to care, plans and prioritizes care to meet patient, client and family needs.
·Customer Service
Act as a patient advocate and strive to better meet the needs of, and to support, patients and/or families.
·Procedures
Understand and apply appropriate policies and procedures for work flow, testing, and/or methodology. Perform dedicated duties on a timely basis. Recognize and/or troubleshoot significant findings. Appropriately document work as necessary.
·Practice
Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and makes adjustments, if necessary, including applying electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards, and performing appropriate physiologic calibrations (when age and cognitive function appropriate) ensuring proper signals and making adjustments, if necessary. Follows procedural protocols (such as PAP titration, oxygen titration, research protocols, sleep study scoring and analysis of data, etc.) ensuring collection and analysis of appropriate data. Implements appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic interventions, such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.) Cleans and sterilizes all equipment after each sleep study as per infection control procedures. Ensures work area is clean and presentable at end of shift.
·Documentation
Demonstrates compliance with established practices in documentation. Documents routine observations, changes in procedure and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnography results. Provides thorough documentation during data collection based on direct observation of the patient through real time comments and narrative notes. Follows procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, end tidal carbon dioxide values, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).
·Professionalism/Leadership
Participate in improving professional practice standards and process improvement projects. Continuously evaluates the outcomes of patient care and identifies own professional practice needs. Serves as a preceptor for novice/beginner technicians.

Skills & Competencies
·Communication - advanced
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills.
·Diversity
Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.
·Analysis - basic
Ability to analyze data to make judgments and recommendations.
·Clinical knowledge and ability
Professional knowledge and clinical ability sufficient to provide quality care.
·Physical stamina - high
Excellent physical stamina sufficient to perform frequent bending, heavy lifting (up to 50 - 80 lbs.), extensive standing and/or walking.
·Resource Management
Allocating resources and materials to accomplish work goals; procuring and overseeing the use of necessary technology, equipment, supplies, facilities, and materials.
·Systems - intermediate
Proficient in systems/software/hardware relevant to the field.

Required:
·High School Graduate
·Registry credentials as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the BRPT, OR
·Certification by ABSM as a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST)
·Two years' polysomnography experience

Preferred:
·Associates Degree in a healthcare related field
·College coursework in biology, anatomy, physiology or medical terminology
·Pediatric experience

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