The Iowa Clinic Respiratory Therapist/ Sleep Technologist (Full-Time) in West Des Moines, Iowa
Respiratory Therapist/ Sleep Technologist (Full-Time)
TechnicalWest Des Moines, Iowa
Respiratory Therapist (RT) works under the general supervision of a Registered Polysomnographic Technician, the Sleep Center Management, Medical Director, or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. RT must complete a minimum of 500 hours of supervised training, A-STEP program and pass a certification exam thru the American Board of Sleep Medicine or the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Upon successful completion, Certified Sleep Technologist will independently perform a variety of sleep testing in the West Lakes Sleep Center or Accredited Mobile Sites.Typical shifts are 7pm-7am (72 hours per pay period) $4/hr overnight differential
Education: Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy program.
Agrees to enroll and complete full series of online Accredited Sleep Technology Education modules (A-STEP) within first year of employment. 500 training hours in-lab required prior to module completion. Training and program costs will be paid by The Iowa Clinic with signed work agreement.
Licensure/certification: Completion of an accredited Respiratory Care Program that is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and completion of sleep add-on program (A-STEP) accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).
Demonstrates ability to consistently meet Sleep Center work schedule demands.
Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient specific needs (Physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
Provides appropriate explanation of pre-testing, testing and post-testing procedures to patients, their families, and others as required to ensure the patients’ understanding of the procedure/test being performed. Obtaining signed consent forms from patient.
Records medical history pertinent to Polysomnography testing.
Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary. Prepares patient for Polysomnography testing: -Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards. -Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments, if necessary. -Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
Performs various Polysomnographic procedures.
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Evaluate proper and accurate completion of Polysomnography testing, completes additional paperwork for record keeping, and ensures the proper storage of completed test for the interpreting Physician to review.
Performs functions other than described as required (mask cleaning/laundry).
Why Work at The Iowa Clinic?
At The Iowa Clinic, our physicians and employees are our most valued resource and the differentiator in the service and care we provide. We exemplify our Star Values of Service Excellence, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Stewardship which enables a work environment where each individual can contribute and excel.
The Iowa Clinic values the diversity and unique skills and talents of each individual and strives to create a workplace that supports and develops its people. The Iowa Clinic is locally owned by doctors living and working in our communities. That means decisions about patient care are determined by you and your physician, not someone else. We are proud that our 250+ healthcare providers consistently rank top in quality and outcomes as recognized by Iowa’s largest health insurer.
We also offer competitive benefits – including one of the most generous 401(k) employer profit sharing programs in the metro!