The Sleep Technologist independently performs prescribed diagnostic sleep monitoring studies to patients. This position analyzes the results to aide clinicians with diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and care of patients. This position acts as a resource to the department.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership.In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
Per Diem (on call, as needed)
12 hour shifts, Nights
Obtains artifact free sleep tracings that accurately reflect physiologic processes occurring during sleep of patients utilizing the latest technology.
Analyzes all types of sleep records of patients. Identifies and documents sleep stages and quantify physiologic processes during the data acquisition and summarizes this information as outlined by departmental policies and procedures.
Ensures an accurate and readable recording using deductive reasoning to trouble shoot minor problems and make adjustments as needed during the testing process.
Collects and/or reviews pertinent medical, historical, and medication information in order to perform the appropriate study prescribed by the physician as outlined by departmental policies and procedures.
Assists with the development of department policies, procedures and processes, facilitate testing and maintain quality to achieve optimal patient results.
Assists leadership with operations, scheduling, orientation and/or training of new technical staff. May conduct or lead educational in-services and case study presentations.
Ensures quality assurance standards as outlined by departmental policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory agencies.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
Requires Registry by the Board of Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT), Registry by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (RST), or possession of the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT), or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) credential from the American Association for Respiratory Care. If employee possesses CRT, RRT, CPFT or RPFT only, the employee must sit for the RPSGT exam via the healthcare credential pathway, and pass the exam within one year of hire.
Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities and effective communication skills.
Clinical knowledge typically achieved within 3 years of experience in all aspects of sleep disorders testing. Proficient in the use and theory of all equipment related to sleep testing and a thorough knowledge of the sleep/wake cycle and its pathologies as well as EEG theory appropriate to sleep monitoring and cardiopulmonary physiology during sleep.
Experience with outpatient and inpatient EEG procedures.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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