Respiratory Therapist or Polysomnographic Technologist | Pediatric
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Facility: Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 5270 22nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104, USA
Shift: 12 Hours - Night Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 36.00
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.
Full time 36 hours a week working 12 hour night shifts. No Holidays or Weekends required.
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 Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .
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Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-31551