Provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in-center and out-of-center sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education. Able to perform the duties defined for a sleep technician and provide oversight of other sleep center staff.
• Reviews the patient's history and verifies the medical order.
• Identifies recording artifact and corrects problems with recording.
• Accurately scores and analyzes sleep studies. Non-registered sleep technologists may score only under supervision of an RST, RPSGT, CPSGT, respiratory therapist with the sleep disorders specialist certification (either CRT-SDS or RRT-SDS), or medical staff members/PhDs board-certified in sleep medicine.
• Performs therapeutic treatments and interventions independently.
• Recognizes physiological parameters including various sleep stages.
• Maintains and properly uses sleep-related equipment.
• Adheres to sleep centers policies and procedures.
• Informs, instructs, and educates patients regarding testing and treatments.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. May develop and conduct in-service training programs.
• Participates in departmental quality assurance and improvement program. Assists in the review and/or development of departmental policies and procedures in order to improve work processes, enhance customer satisfaction and reduce waste and expenses.
• Maintains all required documentation, logs, charts, forms and records in paper and electronic formats.
• Performs other related duties as required and directed.
• Must be enrolled in or have completed training in polysomnography in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) program with the polysomnography option. OR must be enrolled in or have completed the A-STEP Online Self Study Modules.
• Must obtain a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS) credential within six months of hire through one of the following: o American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) o National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) o Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) o Another organization that offers an equivalent examination accepted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
• Once registered, must maintain RPSGT, RST, SDS credentials.
• BLS certification OR registered respiratory therapist and an active state respiratory therapist license with Sleep Disorders Specialty (RRT-SDS, CRT-SDS) and maintain license/registration.
Internal Number: 19003317
About McLaren Northern Michigan
McLaren Northern Michigan is a 202-bed regional referral center located in Petoskey, serving residents in 22 counties across Northern Michigan and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. McLaren Northern Michigan achieved Magnet® status placing it among only 6.6 percent of hospitals throughout the country and among only 14 in the state of Michigan to receive recognition for nursing excellence. Consumer Reports magazine has ranked McLaren Northern Michigan as one of the top 10 safest hospitals in the United States.