Sleep Tech TRAINEE

Job Description

Job ID: 1188166
Employment Status: Full-Time
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Role Purpose

A Sleep/Polysomnographic Trainee works under the direct supervision of a Registered Sleep Technologist or a Registered Respiratory Therapist after having successfully passed the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (ASTEP). While in this role, the Trainee develops competency in and helps perform basic sleep testing procedures and associated interventions. They will also ensure care provided is safe, effective, developmentally and age appropriate while complying with all quality and regulatory requirements as well as quality improvement initiatives. Additionally, the Trainee will provide cleaning, processing and general maintenance of all sleep lab equipment.


Responsibilities

  • Develop skills in collecting, analyzing and integrating patient information to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history).
  • Develop skills in determining final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
  • Learn to select appropriate equipment and calibrate for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Develop skills in the application of electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Learn to perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desensitization.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Associate's Degree
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    Experience

  • No Experience
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • CPST
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    Additional Job Information

  • 36 Hours per Week -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer