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Registered Sleep Technologist

Company: Virginia Heart
Location: Falls Church
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Sleep Technologist/MSLT - PRN to PTAt Virginia Heart, we aim to create exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Virginia Heart learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.Virginia Heart is Northern Virginia's premier cardiovascular practice, bringing an unparalleled standard of excellence to our patients. We're looking for a registered polysomnographic technologist (sleep technologist) to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in-center and out-of-center sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education.Responsibilities include: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).Determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.Review the patient's history and verify the medical order.Follow sleep center protocols related to the sleep study.Perform appropriate physiological calibrations.Follow "Lights out" and "Lights on" procedures.Perform data acquisition.Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.Implement appropriate interventions.Score sleep/wake stages and clinical events, generate accurate reports.Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform portable monitoring equipment preparation and data download.Perform patient education and instruction appropriate for out-of-center sleep testing.Review and evaluate sleep studies and provide feedback to staff.Follow HIPAA policies to maintain the privacy and security of patient information.Comply with professional standards of conduct.Requirements:(Please note that position could rotate between our Falls Church and Loudoun Hospital locations)Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to a certificate or associate degree with an emphasis in sleep technology or,Successful completion of a sleep technology program associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility or equivalent experience and documented proficiency for all competencies required of a sleep technician.Certification by a nationally recognized certification board and holds the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) credential.Minimum of 1 years prior experience as a Polysomnographic or Sleep Technologist.Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required; Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) preferredComputer proficient; prior experience with and EMR/EHR preferred.Demonstrate critical thinking skills and ability to work with minimal supervision.Demonstrate teamwork skills.Must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only job duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employee may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job related duties as requested, subject to all federal, state, and municipal laws.We are an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: Virginia Heart, Washington DC , Registered Sleep Technologist, Other , Falls Church, DC

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