Sleep Education Coordinator
- Chesapeake, VA
- Oakbrooke - Health Center
- Oakbrooke Sleep Study Unit
- Full -time - Nights
The Sleep Education Coordinator works collaboratively with the management team and division education department in identifying educational and/or learning needs of the assigned area(s). Facilitates, instructs and evaluates educational programs in support of professional growth, maintaining competence and compliance with regulatory & policy changes. Reports to department leadership.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Instructs, maintains and ensures appropriate documentation for learning episodes or educational processes, including CME.
- Assists in the orientation process, competency validation of designated personnel, and program for staff.
- Provides all modalities of polysomnographic procedures for all age groups following established policies, procedures, and regulations (hospitalized and ambulatory practices).
- Provides patient/family education.
- Effectively operates equipment.
- Maintains accountability and responsibility for the performance and quality of all modalities of Polysomnographic procedures in accordance with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) guidelines and departmental policies.
- Assists in the selection, training, orientation and competency validation of designated personnel.
- Continuously evaluates and modifies educational processes to meet the needs of the learner and organization.
- Utilizes the principles of adult learning, cultural diversity and individual learning styles in planning educational opportunities.
- Plans, provides, and monitors individualized care in response to specific patient needs within a defined scope of practice.
- Provides developmentally appropriate psychosocial and clinical care respective to the assigned patient population.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS:
- Virginia state licensure as a Polysomnographic Technologist.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- 2-3 years sleep study experience required, pediatric preferred.
- Professional knowledge of Polysomnographic procedures, principles, equipment operations and maintenance as normally acquired through completion of an approved training program.
- Demonstrates leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and strong critical thinking skills necessary.
- Analytical skills necessary to effectively detect pathologies based on knowledge of physiological cause effect of diseases and clinical procedures.
- Ability to travel.
- Rotating Shifts may be required.
- CPR Training required and/or must be obtained within 45 days of hire.
Expected to work in a patient care environment with minimal exposure to environmental hazards such as, but not limited to, excessive noise, dust, or extremes in temperatures. Exposure to communicable diseases and moderately adverse working conditions due to the need to perform certain patient care activities can be expected.
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