The Sleep Health Educator works under the general supervision of the supervisor, medical director or designee to provide comprehensive education, evaluation, and treatment of sleep disorders, including in center and home sleep apnea testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care, and direct patient education. In addition to proficiency in all competencies related to sleep technology, this position participates with clinical patient education, compliance management, evaluation, diagnostic and therapeutic testing, and home therapy. Education and management of patients with sleep disorders requires understanding of the multifaceted disease processes that affect both sleep and wakefulness. The Sleep Health Educator is credentialed in sleep technology or other allied health professions that have appropriate training in sleep-related patient management, is able to provide oversight of other sleep center staff and is able to interact with physicians and other health care providers in a professional manner.
To effectively fulfill this position, candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successful completion of Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT), Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Registered Electroencephalographic technologist (R. EEG T.) Polysomnography, Certified Respiratory Therapist -Sleep Disorders Specialist (CRT-SDS) or Registered Respiratory Therapist Sleep Disorders Specialist (RRT-SDS).
CCSH Certification in Clinical Sleep Health
Minimum five years clinical experience, including arrhythmia recognition required;
Current acceptable CPR/BLS certification required: American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider OR American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
Proficient in pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical guidelines for sleep disorders and treatment options.
Maintain proficiency in the domains of practice in sleep medicine and technology.
Demonstrate proficient use of medical terminology.
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the pathophysiology of sleep disorders and associated comorbidities.
Demonstrate effective patient assessment techniques.
Demonstrate ability to provide age-appropriate patient education.
Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to work with minimal supervision.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.
Demonstrate teamwork skills and ability to work collaboratively with other healthcare providers.
Develop and implement policies to maintain the privacy and security of patient information.
Adhere to sleep center policies related to quality assurance, clinical procedures, and emergency preparedness and safety.
Due to the nature of work in the Sleep Disorders Center, candidate must have ability to work autonomously and independently, calming and responding to patient needs and explanations.
Martin Memorial Health Systems, Inc.