Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
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Summary: Responsible for performing comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associated interventions under the general supervision of the Sleep Lab Coordinator and/or the Sleep Center Medical Director or designee. A Non-Registered Polysomnography Technician can provide guidance to a polysomnographic clinical student.
Responsibilities: 1.Responsible for performing comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associated interventions under the general supervision of the Sleep Lab Coordinator and/or the Sleep Center Medical Director or designee.
2.Performs routine and intermediate level polysomnograms in an accurate and timely manner.
3.Display pattern recognition abilities which extend to evaluating the normal and abnormal patterns common to each physiologic parameter, as well as assessment of various sleep stages, possible effects from medications, age related changes, and patterns which are specific to the parameter evaluated.
4.Provide accurate, complete, timely documentation for each procedure performed and maintain necessary records.
5.Practices proper care, usage, and maintenance of polysomnography equipment.
6.Provides training and guidance to Pediatric Sleep staff.
7.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
8.Other duties as required.
Other information: Technical Expertise 1.Experience in a Sleep Disorder Laboratory is preferred.
2.Pediatric sleep laboratory experience is preferred.
3.Strong problem-solving skills are required.
4.Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required.
5.Experience working with various levels within an organization is required.
6.Experience in healthcare is preferred.
7.Membership in the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST), preferred.
8.The position does not require an employee to be registered by American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) or other accepted certification body by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). If the employee is not registered, one of the criteria listed below must be met: a)Be enrolled in or have completed the A-STEP Online Self Study Modules. Non-registered technicians must complete the A-STEP Online Self Study Module within two years of enrollment. b)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.
9.Experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) or similar software is required.
10.Experience with sleep study software is preferred.
Education and Experience 1.Polysomnography Technician, Medical Assistant, RN, LPN, Respiratory Therapist, or EEG technician experience is required.
2.Must have obtained and maintain Basic Life Saving (BLS) certification.
3.Years of relevant experience: Minimum of two years of experience is preferred.
4.Years of supervisory experience: None.
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