ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Sleep Educator Day Shift
REPORTS TO POSITION: St Charles Technical Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: St Charles Sleep Center
DATE LAST REVIEWED: January 31, 2019
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: St. Charles Medical Group encompasses practices in three Central Oregon counties and numerous specialties including family care, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, immediate/urgent care, cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, general surgery, cancer care, and sleep medicine.
We encourage collaboration between clinical and non-clinical staff to assure we are providing our community with comprehensive and compassionate health care. Sleep Medicine provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients. We're for maintaining a clean and safe environment throughout the Sleep Center.
Sleep Center Housekeeper cleans and disinfects all surfaces. We provide cleaning standards that support a safe environment for patients, families, visitors, and caregivers.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The primary role of a Sleep Educator in the sleep clinic is to assist the sleep physician manage sleep therapies.
Following the sleep physician's plan of care within the scope of practice of the RPSGT/LPSGT and/or RRT- OHLB licensure. Remain qualified to perform all the technical procedures currently offered by the St. Charles Health System Sleep Center.
This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Collaborate with the Sleep Center Physician in the management of PAP therapy.
Monitor compliance with therapy.
Program PAP therapy devices according to prescription.
Pressure support therapy acclimation.
Perform mask fitting procedures, equipment operation and cleaning assessments.
Provide patient education.
Assist in the identification of intervening problems which may be influencing successful compliance with Provider recommendations.
Communicate patient progress with plan of care to the ordering Provider.
Maintain competency in all modalities of sleep testing procedures. Cross train in other areas of the Sleep Center as needed.
Collects, analyzes and integrates patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs.
Performs sleep study data acquisition for pediatric and adult PSGs according to ordering provider.
Performs Split and PAP titration studies.
Performs MWT, MSLT and PAP Nap sleep studies.
Administers supplemental low flow oxygen therapy per ordering provider or as direct by oxygen therapy protocol.
Monitors capnography during polysomnogram.
Analyzes and scores polysomnogram data.
Performs extensive troubleshooting to restore flow of data acquisition.
Educates and informs patients about sleep procedures.
Participates and completes monthly Interscorer Reliability Exams to meet QA on Sleep Record Scoring.
Follows sleep center and SCHS protocols.
Recognizes and activates emergency precautions.
Participates in and assists with training Sleep tech I staff and/or students from accredited sleep programs.
Performs Home Sleep Apnea Testing.
Processes all test recording for interpretation.
Schedules procedures and follow-up care when ordered by Sleep MD.
Participates in community education seminars.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED. Associates degree required by Certification in Clinical Sleep Health credentials; or as required for Respiratory Therapist license
Preferred: An Associate's degree or above
Required: Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT) or Licensed Polysomnographic Technologist (LPSGT). Current BLS Certification.
Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St. Charles Health System driving requirements.
Preferred: Must obtain either Sleep Disorder Specialty credential through NBRC or Certified Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) educator within 6 months of hire.
Preferred: Two years' experience in the field of sleep medicine or Durable Medical Equipment Sales.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Demonstrates SCHS values of Accountability, Caring and Teamwork in every interaction.
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent St. Charles Health System.
Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within St. Charles Health System and external customers/clients/potential employees.
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Ability to effectively reach consensus with a diverse population with differing needs.
Ability to manage facilitation and consensus building among health care professionals and agencies and achieve expected results.
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Performs basic math (add, subtract, multiply and divide) calculations.
Performs intermediate to advanced math (analysis, statistics, significant data or number manipulation).
Read, write, speak and understand English.
Read, write, speak and understand/translate Spanish.
Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS Office.
Basic experience in computer applications necessary to record time, obtain work directions, and complete assigned CBL's.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and Access), database management, and document preparation.
Demonstrated ability and experience in computer applications, use of electronic medical record keeping systems and MS Office
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, standing, walking, lifting 1-10 pounds, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.
Rarely (10%): Stooping/kneeling/crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 11-15 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
No Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Shift Start & End Time:
6:30 to 5
St. Charles Health System