Respiratory Therapist (Reg) - Sleep Lab

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  • King's Daughters Medical Center
  • Sleep Lab (1J)
  • Ashland, KY
  • Full Time - Nights
  • Clinical Professional
  • Req #: 16347
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    • Respiratory Therapist - Sleep Technician performs comprehensive sleep testing and analysis, and associated interventions as prescribed by a physician.
    • Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient specific needs (Physical/mental limitations; current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.  Complete and verify documentation.  Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient.
    • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary. Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards. Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary. Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
    • Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP, oxygen titration etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data. Follow "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxygen saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.). Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact free and make adjustments, if necessary.
    • Document routine observations including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results. Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc). Follow "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.).
    • Also required to perform duties and maintain qualifications as per Respiratory Therapy job descriptions. 
    • Minimum requirement:
      • One year certificate from accredited college or technical school
      • Holds and maintains Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
      • Achieves and maintains American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS). 
      • Holds and maintains state licensure through the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care and/or other states as necessary.
      • Experience with CPAP, Bi-PAP, Pulse Oximetry
    • Preferred qualifications:
      • Associates degree or higher in Respiratory Care
      • 1 year experience in sleep medicine 
      • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    • Constantly works near moving mechanical parts
    • Constantly exposed to blood and/or body fluids and infection. 
    • Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals
    • Occasionally exposed to risk of radiation
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • Occasionally required to maintain in a stationary position (standing or sitting).
    • Frequently required to walk and move about.
    • Frequently required to operate a computer and other equipment.
    • Frequently required to use fine motor skills to handle and operate instruments/devices.
    • Constantly required to lift and/or move items up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequently required to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.
    • Occasionally required to lift and/or move items up to 100 pounds.
    • Constantly required to communicate with patients and other care team requiring talking and hearing. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
    • Occasionally required to position self in order to meet patient needs.

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