Sleep Technology Specialist

 
Position: Sleep Technology Specialist

Job ID: 166882

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Children's Sleep Center

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday - Friday 6:30am- 3:00 pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Sleep Technology Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide technical support in the patient care area in a manner developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served (0 to 18 years) and adults as necessary. 



Responsibilities :

  • Provides quality patient-centered care, scoring and reporting of sleep services.
  • Demonstrates a mastery of technical and procedural requirements to consistently produce high quality neurodiagnostic sleep studies; can adapt all procedures to clinical circumstances; monitors and/or eliminates causes of artifact; and consistently and properly labels recordings.
  • Day Shift Responsibilities. Conducts efficient and accurate scoring, and reporting of sleep studies and ensures quality assurance. Demonstrates a mastery of technical and procedural requirements to consistently produce high quality. Neurodiagnostic sleep studies, MSLT’s and other sleep services; can adapt all procedures to clinical circumstances, monitors and/or eliminates causes of artifact; and consistently and properly labels recordings: Functions independently and is able to apply basic, intermediate and advanced waveform recognition, relevant medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, infection control, current HIPPA practices. 
  • Communicates effectively with co-workers, medical staff and other hospital personnel using Situation Background Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR) and critical language methodologies to ensure high quality safe patient care, recording and scoring of findings that occur during patient care.
  • Participates in pre- and post-huddles during scheduled shift and participates as appropriate in the on-call technologist rotation.
  • Informs manager or designee of all patient/personal injury or unsafe situations, anticipated problems and unusual situations; completes appropriate related documentation according to departmental and hospital guidelines.
  • Supports the patient family dyad through information sharing and support prior to, during and transitioning to home post procedure.  
  • Maintains Environment of Care. Troubleshoots equipment and reports all equipment repairs as soon as the need is detected to manager, Biomedical Engineering, vendor, or other appropriate and authorized individuals.
  • Tracks inventory, restocks supplies, and ensures all equipment is in working condition prior to each patient test. Maintains clean environment, strict adherence to infection control, and always ensures patient safety and comfort. 
  • Performs other essential job duties.
  • Works at alternative locations as needed to support patient care at the discretion of direct supervisor/manager or designee.
  • Ensures completion of all departmental, regulatory and professional training requirements.
  • Participates in mentoring, training, research, and professional educational activities, as requested.
  • Acts as a formal preceptor for staff when assigned. 


Qualifications:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption. 
  • Required High school diploma or GED required. Preferred graduate of a CAAHEP accredited sleep program 
  • Licenses and Certifications: 
  • BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association 
  • RPSGT - Reg Polysomnographic Technolog by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).  
  • CCSH - Cert Clinical Sleep Health by the Board of Clinical Sleep Health  
  • REEGT - Reg Electroencephalogra Tech by the Board of Registered Electroencephalographic Technologists 
  • RST - Registered Sleep Technologist by the American Board of Sleep Medicine  
  • RRT CERT - Cert-Reg Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care 
  • 4 years’ experience in pediatric sleep medicine, including one 1-year experience in formal teaching OR as a formal TCH preceptor 
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