RPSGT Day

*****Effective October 4, 2023: $5,000 sign on bonus! ($2,500 to be paid at the end of 6 months $2,500 paid at the end of first year of employment) $500 Employee Referral Bonus! *****

 

The Company: Pulmonary Associates of Richmond (PAR) has been around since 1974. That's 50 years of serving the greater Richmond community. We specialize in pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders and research. Our staff cares about our patients and delivers the utmost excellence in quality care and customer service.

The Position: The RPSGT provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Score nighttime sleep studies, including sleep/ wake stages and clinical events according to accepted guidelines and clinic protocols, and generate accurate reports by tabulating data.
  • Educate patients about CPAP therapy and perform mask fittings.
  • Perform download of CPAP machine data cards.
  • Trouble shoot CPAP mask and machine problems and work with patient to find solution to increase compliance.
  • Coordinate with DME company regarding patient's CPAP machine: complete and fax paperwork for initial set ups, write and fax RX for initial set ups and new equipment, assist with patient questions and equipment problems, etc.
  • Respond to voicemails and EMR messages within timeframe as set by PAR.
  • Accurately document patient activity, phone calls, etc. in EMR.
  • Coordinate home sleep studies: Instruct patients on the proper use of the home sleep unit, complete all paperwork, upload completed studies for physician review, etc.
  • Fax sleep study results to referring physicians.
  • Trouble shoot sleep software and equipment.
  • Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
  • Maintain cleanliness of lab by cleaning and disinfecting equipment.
  • Communicate with night techs regarding patient needs, questions, etc.
  • Call patients to confirm their night-time sleep study appointments.
  • Must be willing and able to work at any of PAR's three locations on a moment's notice.
  • Schedule appointments for patients to pick up Auto PAP machine for at-home Auto PAPtitrations. Instruct patients in the proper use of the machine. Fit patients with CPAP masks.
  • Perform in-lab diagnostic PSGs, split-night studies and titration studies as needed (i.e.: for patients who happen to work the night shift) in accordance with the established protocols as outlines in the PAR Sleep Lab Policy and Procedure manual.
  • Perform actigraphy testing.
  • Participate in AASM interscorer reliability program once/month.
  • Obtain 10 CEUs per year (year is based on anniversary date of employment.)
  • Adhere to Pulmonary Associates' standards of excellent customer service to patients, caregivers, providers, coworkers, and those outside of Pulmonary Associates.
  • Adhere to HIPAA policies and procedures in order to protect patient privacy and security.
  • Perform other duties as required by the providers, manager or member of Administration.

Qualifications 

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience: One year experience is preferred; will consider equivalent education in lieu of experience

Licenses & Certifications: CPR required

Until 12/31/2025: RPSGT credential or eligibility to sit for RPSGT exam required - As of 1/1/2016: RPSGT credential required, and Virginia State license required.

Knowledge 

  • Sleep medicine and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders
  • Current standards and procedures for performing and scoring sleep studies.
  • Knowledge of sleep therapies such as CPAP, BiPAP, etc.

Skills 

  • Instructing and coaching patients
  • Skilled in computer software in a Windows environment
  • Skill in using Allscripts, Alice 6, Respironics, Somnalab and Resmed software.
  • Administering oxygen
  • Skill in operating basic medical equipment such as blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, etc.

Abilities

  • Ability to recognize and respond appropriately to urgent/emergent situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally in person and on the phone, and in writing through emails and letters.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and apply established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, caregivers providers, employees, DME company representative and others outside of PAR.
  • Ability to trouble shoot, problem solve and use good judgement.

Benefits 

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Employee referral program
  • Health insurance
  • Employer Paid Life insurance and LTD
    Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Physical Demands 

  • Sitting for long periods of time as well as occasional standing and walking.
  • Manual dexterity for using a computer keyboard and office machines.
  • Ability to view computer screens for long periods.
  • Occasional stress related to workload demands.

Pulmonary Associates is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply for RPSGT Day using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9cc9f988-af09-473b-b788-70f06292fabf&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=901895&lang=en_US

Job Information

Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 30 Jan 2024

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