To provide safe, reliable, diagnostic sleep testing and effective respiratory care as an advanced practitioner for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations, in accordance to discipline training level, Clinical Practice Guidelines, hospital standards, guidelines and protocols, as well as to serve as a respiratory care and sleep medicine technical resource and educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students and can function as a shift team leader in the absence of the supervisor.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Therapist
Current registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Current AHA BLS Certification
Current registry from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current license as a Respiratory Therapist by the Commonwealth of Virginia
Current AHA BLS Certification
Two (2) years of clinical experience functioning as a respiratory therapist.
Two (2) years of clinical experience in Sleep Medicine as a recording and scoring polysomnographic technologist.
Two (2) years of clinical experience using a variety of Sleep Medicine equipment, troubleshooting and correcting recording artifacts.
One (1) year of clinical experience in pediatrics.
Previous affiliation or work experience in a similar practice setting.
Three (3) years of experience functioning as a diagnostic respiratory therapist.
Two (2) year of experience in pediatrics as a sleep technologist.
Experience using Compumedics diagnostic software, capnography, and advanced treatment modalities
Experience performing MSLT, MWT and HSAT operations
Academic healthcare experience
Education/training REQUIRED: (Note: work experience may be considered in lieu of credentials not required by law with HR approval. Work experience must be specific to role)
Education, training and/or experience that has satisfied the eligibility requirements for both the National Board for Respiratory Care (or its predecessor organizations), and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program
Current related credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) or National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB)
Current ACLS and/or PALS
Training and competency in RRT and RPSGT functions for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.
Determines when to implement therapy during sleep testing operations established guidelines, protocols and provider orders.
Internal Number: 66007
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