CHENEGA HEALTHCARE SERVICES, LLC
Fort Carson, Co
The Health Care Polysomnographic Technician (HCPT) works under the general supervision of the medical director or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in center and home sleep apnea testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education.
- High School Diploma.
- Minimum of one (1) year experience within the last three (3) years, conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting including one year scoring sleep studies.
- Adhere to national certification standards as outlined by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).
- Must have and maintain in good standing current certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist.
- Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification throughout the life of the contract. The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers is the only program accepted.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Have knowledge of clinic/department regulations, policies and 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. This includes, but is not limited to, and underlying familiarity of common situations and conditions seen in the sleep lab such as: PAP adherence, mask leaks, mask fittings, insomnia, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), restless leg syndrome (RLS), anxiety/depression, nightmares, inadequate sleep time and narcolepsy.
- Have sufficient interpersonal skills and knowledge and experience to perform the specific tasks. Maintains a professional manner and display a positive and cooperative attitude toward patients, staff, MTF personnel and others with whom the HCPTs have contact such as, family members, other clinicians, medical staff, and visitors.
Physical Demands (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.