Sleep Disorders Technologist-Sleep Disorders Center

Location
Smithtown, NY
Posted
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Sleep Disorders Technologist-Sleep Disorders Center-1701615

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Position Summary

At Stony Brook Medicine, a TH CTS Sleep Disorders Associate is a valuable member of our team, who provides clinical services to our patient population and performs comprehensive sleep testing and analysis. Greet and orient the patient to the Center, explain the procedures and what the patient should expect during the night of sleep test. Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior patient care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.

Duties of a TH CTS Sleep Disorders Associate in the Sleep Disorders Center may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Review and analyze H & P information, procedure request, and study protocol. Identify and meet special needs of patients such as physical/mental limitations, etc. Complete and verify documentation. Prepare and calibrate equipment, make necessary adjustments.
  • Apply electrodes according to AASM standards. Perform physiologic calibrations to assure proper signals and make adjustments as necessary. Perform routine mask fitting for CPAP titration patients.
  • Perform sleep testing following protocols. Make adjustments to the leads, and assist patients during the night as needed. Use age-appropriate interventions and education. Perform data acquisition while monitoring, make necessary adjustments to assure artifact-free signals. Document observations such as sleep stages, clinical events, changes in pressure, and other significant events. Implement appropriate interventions during the night including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention. Implement appropriate interventions for patient safety.
  • Score records using AASM protocols. Recommend and/or assist in procedures to enhance patient flow. Perform required data entry, routine equipment care and maintenance, and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • If he/she is a Respiratory Care practitioner, the Technologist will be responsible for performance of blood gas analyses, setting and adjusting oxygen.

Qualifications:


For Respiratory Therapists

Required Qualifications: Current NYS Respiratory Therapist License. Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy. Certificate of completion from an approved therapist level RT program, Registered respiratory therapist (RRT) eligibility. Sleep Disorders testing experience running NPSG and CPAP Titration studies.

Preferred Qualifications: Registered Polysomnographic Technologist certification (RPSGT). CPR certification, Bachelor's Degree.


For Non-Respiratory Therapists

Required Qualifications: NYS Authorized Polysomnographic Technologist, Associate's degree required, experience preferred. Sleep Disorders testing experience running NPSG and CPAP Titration studies.

Preferred Qualifications: Registered Polysomnographic Technologist certification (RPSGT). CPR certification, Bachelor's Degree.


Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

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Official Job Title: TH CTS Sleep Disorders Associate
Job Field: Sleep Lab
Primary Location: US-NY-Smithtown
Department/Hiring Area: Sleep Disorders Center-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Night Shift 9:30pm-7:30amSleep Disorders Center-Stony Brook University Hospital
Posting Start Date: May 31, 2017
Posting End Date: Jun 30, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL2

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