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Respiratory Therapist or Polysomnographic Technologist - Pediatrics

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Fargo
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Job Description:

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: Sanford Medical Center Fargo

Location: Fargo, ND

Shift: 12 Hours - Night Shifts

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 36.00

Job Summary

Performs quality diagnostic polysomnographic (PSG), as well as titration, multiple sleep latency (MSLT), home sleep testing (HST), and maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT) will be performed. Records and provides relevant and accurate data to physicians for diagnostic use in the treatment of patients with sleep/wake disorders. Educates patients with prescribed therapies. May also follow-up with patients when applicable. May provide education to patients for sleep testing when necessary. Calls in for technical troubleshooting as necessary. Responsible for performing sleep study procedures and may perform neurodiagnostic testing for applicable patient populations. May perform other scoring of respiratory related tests.

Understands the testing equipment in detail, including its structure, function, indications for use, physiological effect upon the patient, and basic maintenance/troubleshooting procedures. Ability to apply principles of anatomy and physiology, normal and abnormal, related to procedure performed.

Monitors and documents appropriately in medical record per facility guidelines. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) standards and accreditation. Possesses a thorough knowledge and understanding of the disease and pathological conditions encountered.

Ability to work with all age groups and those with growth and developmental needs of unique client populations. Performs other department specific duties as required. Dependent on facility and department needs, participate in various types of scoring or tabulation of studies. Oversees students and/or staff are providing patient care, treatment, and/or services as part of their training when necessary.

Department Details

Full Time 36 hours a week working 12 hour night shifts. No weekends or Holidays required.

Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited program in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, or other medical specialty preferred.

Possess knowledge of sleep disorders, electrical safety, with the skill to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for patient care.

Registry with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT).

Or will consider registry with the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM).

Or registry with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). If RRT, highly encouraged based on national recommendation to work towards and obtain RPSGT.

Working in North Dakota (ND), must be licensed as a RRT or RPSGT.

Obtain and maintain mandatory continuing education units (CEU) each year to maintain licensure and/or registry.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required within 60 days of employment.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Job Function: Allied Health

Req Number: R-31553

Featured: No

Keywords: Sanford Health, Fargo , Respiratory Therapist or Polysomnographic Technologist - Pediatrics, Healthcare , Fargo, North Dakota

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