DME COORDINATOR: Full Time
Position available in Anchorage
Position Summary: The DME Specialist provides technical support and oversight of the DME program for Alaska Sleep Clinic and its locations. Responsible for coordination of DME Techs to include training, hiring, scheduling, education and discipline, coordinating with Technical Director and Practice Administrator as needed. Monitors DME program ensuring coordination of SOP for all offices specific to DME program, to include the development of policies and procedures in accordance with AASM Guidelines.
Acts as a liaison with other Alaska Sleep Clinic locations to ensure continuity of services at all locations, reporting directly to the Executive Director.
Supervisory Requirements: None
Class: Regular, Non Exempt/Hourly
- Maintain a professional environment, ensure productivity, form and maintain collaborative relationships with staff members, allied health care professionals, referral sources and others in the community.
- Maintain a compassionate environment for staff members and patients where high quality care is provided in a timely manner.
- Communicate effectively with physicians, technologists, front office personnel, insurance companies, community agencies, patients and the general public.
- In cooperation with the Medical Director and Practice Administrator work to maintain the highest quality care in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders.
Educational Requirements and Qualifications
- A minimum of 5 years experience in sleep disorders medicine which includes supervisory and/or leadership responsibilities.
- Maintain current certification in CPR or BCLS.
Skills, Proficiencies, and other duties
- Lead point of contact for DME personnel in a professional, courteous, cost effective manner and act as a resource for the DME technicians and Practice Administrator.
- Ensure the development and implementation of standardization of procedures (SOP) for DME staff.
- Develops DME program policies and procedures in accordance with AASM Standards.
- Ensure timely and consistent human resources activities as developed by Alaska Sleep Clinic (i.e. recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, performance evaluations, discipline, etc) for the DME staff in conjunction with the Technical Director and/or Practice Administrator.
- Responsible for the DME supply inventory for all clinics and ensure SOPs are followed; ensuring procurement and inventory policies are understood and followed by DME staff.
- Facilitate and oversee development of DME standardization of practices (SOP) as needed and ensure appropriate implementation at each facility.
- Monitors DME program to assure streamline ordering processes, maintain inventory and evaluate sales.
Pediatric Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
Position available in Anchorage
A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis for infants through 18 years of age. Candidates must have pediatric experience in pediatric pre-testing desensitization, hook up and testing procedures. Child Life training is preferred.
Domains of Practice
Gather and Analyze Patient Information
- Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request, and study protocol.
- Complete and verify documentation.
- Explain the procedure and orient the patient to the sleep center.
Testing Preparation Procedures
- Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
- Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
- Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments, if necessary
- Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
- Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), PAP and oxygen titration, etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data.
- Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values
- Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
- Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
- Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
- Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Polysomnographic Record Scoring
- Assist with scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
- Assist with scoring clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) with center specific protocols.
- Assist with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Service Management and Professional Issues
- Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
- Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.
- Maintain current PALS, and CPR or BCLS certification.
- Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.
Job Type: Full-time
- Pediatric testing: 1 year (Required)
License or certification:
- RPSGT (Required)
Download Alaska Sleep Clinic Application
Please complete the Alaska Sleep Clinic Employement Application and attach it with your resume for consideration.