Assists patients referred to the sleep disorder clinic to obtain appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Under direction of physicians in the Sleep Medicine Department, provides information regarding study procedures, diagnostic findings, and recommended treatments.
Schedules appointments for patients to visit sleep disorder clinic.
Conducts initial education and orientation session as per department guidelines.
Enters referrals into Health Connect.
Provides patients with home diagnostic equipment and instructs them on its use.
Downloads home studies, scores raw data and forwards the results to the physician.
Reviews results from outside laboratories.
Under direction of physician, communicates sleep study results and recommendation to patients.
Assists patients to understand their covered benefits and obtain therapeutic equipment.
Dispense CPAP and related equipment: Performs CPAP auto titration; Dispense CPAP equipment and accessories and performs mask fittings; and Assists patients with equipment problems.
Maintains equipment and supplies used by clinic for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Performs other related duties as directed.
Associate's degree in respiratory therapy or polysomnography or two (2) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
Licensed Polysomnographic Technologist in the corresponding jurisdiction.
Certified RPSGT (Registered Polysomnographic Technologist) must be obtained within six (6) months after hire.
Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.
In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.
Primary Location: Maryland,Halethorpe,South Baltimore Medical Office 1701 Twin Springs R Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Sleep Medicine Travel: No
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