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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RCP 3)-Sleep Medicine

Sleep Disorders

Contingent

Varied Shift

GENERAL SUMMARY

Works under the supervision of the Supervisor of Sleep Disorders. The primary job function of the RCP III/RRT is to conduct high quality sleep studies for the SOMC patient population in accordance with hospital policy. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education
GED/High School Diploma required.   Graduate with certificate of completion from a two or four year CAHEA-approved program in Respiratory Care.
Current CPR training with re-certification every two years


B. Licensure
RT(OH) required.   RRT required.

C. Experience
Work and/or educational experience that promoted group/team working relations is preferred. Prefer at least three years post graduate experience in the practice of respiratory care as well as prior sleep center experience.

D. Interpersonal Skills
Must be able to effectively communicate with physicians, nurses and other allied health/hospital employees in stressful conditions. Demonstrate ability to communicate in verbal and written fashion, promoting a team approach to patient care.

E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills
Must be able to skillfully operate a wide variety of polysomnography equipment, demonstrate clinical competence with patient care. Inputting of data/typing, calibration of equipment.

F. Essential Physical Requirements
Occasionally required to walk, stand, sit, stoop, kneel or crawl. Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

G. Essential Mental Requirements
Must be able to effectively work in a variety of stressful situations, conducting calculations, interpreting testing values, special attention to detail and problem solving abilities.

H. Essential Sensory Requirements
Must be able to effectively work in a variety of stressful situations, conducting calculations, testing values, special attention to detail and problem solving abilities.

I. Exposure to Hazards
Occasional exposure to bodily fluids (blood, sputum), cleaning agents, sharps, etc. May be exposed to chemical vapors (acetone). Required to wear respirator equipment according to OSHA Standards.

J. Other
N/A