SUMMARY: This position is accountable for independently managing the respiratory needs and care of patients in sleep lab setting. The incumbent is expected to assess, teach and deliver patient care at a proficient level in an efficient manner. Performs a variety of sleep studies in order to diagnose the type and extent of sleep disorders, with high degree of independence as directed by a physician. The incumbent functions as a member of the patient care team scoring, recording and documenting data associated with the monitoring of physiologic responses of patients during sleep. The incumbent delivers patient care in an efficient manner within the scope of the Respiratory Care Practice Act and Valley Children's policies.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: College Degree - 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program required. BLS - Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire or transfer into position required. RCP - Respiratory Care Practitioner required. RRT - Reg Respiratory Therapist required or RRT - Reg Respiratory Therapist with less than six (6) months experience within 12 months of hire or transfer into position required. RPSGT - Reg Polysomnographic Tech within 12 months of hire or transfer into position required. ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 12 months of hire or transfer into position required. Minimum two (2) years In a health care environment required. Prefer knowledge/ability for scoring sleep studies and providing diagnostic reports for physician review.
JOB DETAILS: 5 shifts per pay period, PM shift - 7:30 PM - 5:30 AM
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, V...alley Children’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.