Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. The position is located at Center 40 - 1600 S. Brentwood.
Supervises daily activities of sleep lab and sleep technologists and technicians.� Works closely with clinical administrator to ensure adequate coverage of all clinical hours while providing high quality clinical care and excellent customer service in order to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders.� This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. Position is a working supervisor functioning as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist in a busy diagnostic sleep lab within the Department of Neurology. Position is second shift, 2:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates a high commitment to excellent patient experience through customer service and high quality care in all interactions with patients and their families, team members, Neurology faculty, staff, and referring physicians.� Focuses on a service culture that aligns with the Department of Neurology’s mission and vision.
Overall description of roles (dependent on department need):
Supervises the work of Polysomnographic Technologists and Technicians, and Technical Specialist.
Creates and maintains schedules and on-call roster for sleep lab staff to ensure adequate coverage of sleep lab.�
Resolves personnel problems, conducts meetings pertinent to staffing issues and documents appropriately.
Ensures appropriate competencies are maintained by Sleep technologists and technicians.
Supervises training of new employees, conducts performance evaluations, job performance counseling.
High level support:
Performs functions to support physicians in clinical setting.
Duties may include patient appointment scheduling, pre-arrival work such as insurance eligibility, pre-certifications,� answering patient calls, checking-in patients, collecting required data and entering it into the EMR, placing patients in rooms, etc.
Patient Care Duties:
Serves as a working supervisor able to cover all patient check-in/out processes and provide patient care duties:
Perform both direct patient care and duties that support patient care. Examples are: 1. Direct patient care - vital signs, placing patients in exam rooms, sleep testing procedures and/or treatments, cleaning and stocking sleep rooms; 2. Supporting patient care -obtaining charts, scheduling tests and/or appointments, obtaining pre-certifications.
Conducts technical duties of polysomnographic technologist, including: gathering and analyzing patient information, testing preparation procedures, polysomnographic procedures (PSG, PAP, MSLT/MWT, HSAT, etc.), polysomnographic record scoring and over-scoring
Works in EMR and other clinical applications.
Communication and Documentation:
Will schedule and assign work to other sleep technologists/technicians to ensure appropriate staffing; assists in orientating and training new technologists/technicians and trainees.
May route phone messages, patient questions, and telephone communications to appropriate personnel.
Completes necessary paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
Answers questions from patient/family regarding treatments, diagnosis, and procedures using department standard operating procedures.
Completes requisitions/orders per Washington University guidelines?.
Equipment and Supplies:
Monitors supply inventory, ensuring adequate supplies, equipment, or garments are available and that they comply with regulations.
Cleans and stocks sleep rooms and follows infection control procedures for sleep supplies and equipment.
Maintains required HIPAA compliance, skills/competencies and participates in in-services, staff programs, continuing education, and cross-training programs according to established standards and Washington University policies.� Maintains RPSGT certification and BLS.
Complies with OSHA, state and federal regulatory sources/standards.
Ensures and enforces compliance to policies, procedures and standards established by accreditation with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Participates in quality assurance/quality improvement activities to ensure appropriate clinical outcomes and offers recommendations for improved, more efficient care and service.� Supervises technical specialist in overseeing sleep lab quality assurance/quality improvement procedures to include development, implementation, oversight and reporting of quality assurance/quality improvement data.�
High School diploma or equivalent High School certification.
A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (or equivalent) with a minimum of five years of related work experience as a sleep technologist.
Must be able to show proof of RPSGT within 30 days of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager.
Must hold valid Basic Life Support certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross) or able to obtain within 30 days of hire.
One year or more of supervisory or team leader experience.
Five years or more of sleep technologist experience; graduate of an accredited Sleep Technologist program is highly preferred.
Electronic medical record experience.
Demonstrates effective interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients, families, significant others, and support staff.
Must have effective interpersonal, organizational, and telephone skills, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of medical terminology, and demonstrated knowledge/experience working with electronic medical records.
The hiring range for this position is $56,472 - $72,009 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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