PSG TECH/RRT or REG PSG Tech; Sleep Lab, 6:30pm - 7:00am, 20 hours/week, Liberty location

PSG TECH/RRT:

DEPARTMENT: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Unit Clinical Manager, Respiratory Care Senior Clinical Director

TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTE's DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To function as a professional respiratory therapist and able to apply theoretical knowledge to the care of infant child, adolescent and adult patients and clients. To demonstrate competence in Respiratory Care skills, problem solving, critical thinking and priority setting. To recognize the need for professional growth and to take appropriate steps towards meeting educational needs

Responsibilities
·Assessment
Assesses patients, clients and families and recognizes normal parameters, deviations and abnormalities in physical, emotional, developmental and behavioral status as it relates to cardio-pulmonary needs using a family centered approach to care, plans and prioritizes care to meet patient, client and family needs
·Plan of Care
Demonstrates competence in the implementation of the technical skills required for the care of the patients, clients and families according to CCHMC policies, procedures and standards. Identifies goals and outcomes for health with the patient, client and family. Directs interventions towards the attainment of goals and outcomes as it relates to cardio pulmonary health. Evaluates effectiveness of care. Demonstrates critical thinking by making appropriate care decisions and relating that information to the healthcare team. Implement the standards of the patient care and access. Demonstrate compliance with established practices in documentation of care.
·Evidence Based Practice and Research
Demonstrate awareness of the value of research and evidence based practice in respiratory care.
·Leadership
Share leadership responsibilities in teamwork and care delivery. Function as a leader and work collaboratively and interdependently with health team members.
·Serving as an Expert Resource
Demonstrate competence in department specific knowledge, skills and behaviors. Contribute to the growth of peers by sharing own knowledge, experience and skills.
·Education
Maintain currency in field through participating in patient care conferences, committee meetings, inservices, staff conferences, council activities, seminars and literature. Identify and assume responsibility for learning needs. Integrate new knowledge into practice.

Registered PSG Tech:

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

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Clinical Manager

TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEsDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEsINDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Providecomprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, involving polysomnography,diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care and education associated withsleep study testing for theSleep Center.Work under the supervision ofthe clinical director/medical director or other board certifiedSleep Medicine physician. Effectively troubleshoot technical problems anddemonstrate competence in the application of polysomnography skills,solving problems, making decisions, and setting priorities. Follow proceduralprotocols when collecting and/or analyzing clinical data and utilize resourcesto ensure quality and accuracy of clinical data. Provide oversight of other staff. Demonstrate clinical leadership. Serve asa resource andconsultant tostaff.Withdirection from aRegistered Respiratory Therapist or medical staff member, may oversee more difficult procedures.

MAJORDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assessment

Assesses patients, clients and families and recognizesnormal 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 theneeds of, and to support, patients and/or families.

Procedures

Understand and apply appropriate policies and procedures forwork flow, testing, and/or methodology. Perform dedicated duties on a timely basis. Recognize and/or troubleshoot significantfindings. Appropriately document work asnecessary.

Practice

Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing todetermineproper functioning and makes

adjustments, if necessary, including applying electrodesand sensors according to accepted published standards, and performing appropriate physiologic calibrations(when ageand cognitive function appropriate)ensuring proper signalsandmaking adjustments, if necessary. Follows procedural protocols(such as PAP titration, oxygen titration, researchprotocols, sleep study scoring and analysis of data, etc.) ensuringcollection and analysis of appropriatedata.

Implements appropriateinterventions (including actionsnecessary for patient safety andtherapeuticinterventions, such as continuous andbi-level positive airway pressure, oxygenadministration, etc.)Cleans and sterilizes all equipment after eachsleep study as per infection control procedures. Ensures work area is clean and presentable atend of shift.

Documentation

Demonstrates compliance with establishedpractices in documentation. Documents routine observations,changes in procedure andsignificant eventsinorder to facilitate scoring andinterpretationofpolysomnography results. Provides thoroughdocumentation during datacollectionbased on direct observation of thepatient throughreal time comments and narrative notes. Follows procedures to establish anddocument baselinevalues (such as body position,oxyhemoglobin saturation, end tidal carbon dioxidevalues, respiratory andheart rates, etc).

Professionalism/Leadership

Participate in improving professional practice standards andprocess improvement projects.

Continuously evaluates the outcomes of patient care and identifies own professional practice needs.

Servesas a preceptor for novice/beginner technicians.

PSG TECH/RRT:
Skills & Competencies
·Prioritization
Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them.
·Family-centered care
Understands and support family-centered care
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Physical Stamina - High
Excellent physical stamina sufficient to perform frequent bending, heavy lifting (up to 50 - 80 lbs.), extensive standing and/or walking.
·Flexibility
Being open to change and considerable variety in work activities; effortlessly adjusting to new or changing situations and unexpected events; altering one's approach to tasks and projects with minimal loss of efficiency
·Communication
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·Other
Demonstrate basic knowledge of the growth and development process of pediatric and adult patients and clients. Demonstrate competency in basic respiratory care practices and skills. Capable of identifying strengths and weaknesses and seeking appropriate resources. Possess interest and willingness to broaden knowledge and skills in respiratory care practice. Able to utilize available resources to broaden clinical skills and enhance professional growth.

Required:
·Graduate of a CoARC approved Respiratory Care Program
·Registry credentials by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) AND Licensed in the State of Ohio, if applicable
·Kentucky and Indiana licenses may be required for specific positions

Preferred:
·Pediatric Advanced LifeSupport
·Neonatal Resusucitation
·NPS Certification by the NBRC

REG PSG TECH:

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Communication - advanced

Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communicationskills.

Diversity

Capable of relating to diverse age and demographicbackgrounds.

Analysis - basic

Ability to analyze data to make judgments andrecommendations.

Clinical knowledge and ability

Professional knowledge and clinical ability sufficient toprovide quality care.

Physical stamina - high

Excellent physical stamina sufficient to perform frequentbending, 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 thefield.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • High School Graduate

§ Registrycredentials as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the Boardof Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) OR

§ Certificationby the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) as a Registered SleepTechnologist (RST).

§ Twoyears' polysomnography experience

Preferred:

  • Associates Degree in a healthcare related field.
  • College coursework in biology, anatomy, physiology or medical terminology.
  • Pediatric experience