Sleep Technician

Location: Remote, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

 

Job purpose

Performs basic sleep testing procedures and associated interventions. The sleep technician works under direct supervision of the sleep technologist.

 

Duties and responsibilities

                  Follow ZLS protocols related to the sleep study.

                 Collect, analyze and integrate patient information to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history).

                 Review pertinent information from the patient’s history and verify the medical order.

                 Explain the procedure and orient the patient to home sleep testing (HST.)

                 Provide age-appropriate patient education.

                 Develop skills in reviewing of scored sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.

                 Review scored clinical events (such as respiratory events) utilizing American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) standards.

                 Perform portable monitoring equipment preparation and data download.

                 Perform patient education and instruction appropriate for home sleep apnea testing.

                 Apply prescribed cleaning and disinfection procedures.

                 Apply monitoring of patient safety and adherence to patient safety protocols.

                 Apply adherence to AASM scoring parameters.

                 Identify artifact, inadequate signals, and equipment failures and generate an accurate report.

                 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 CPR or BLS certification.

                 Follow HIPAA and privacy policies.

                 Respond to sleep patients’ procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate education utilizing sleep center specific protocols.

                 Adhere to sleep center policies and procedures.

                 Participate in the quality assurance program.

                 Comply with professional standards of conduct.

 

Qualifications

                 High school diploma or GED

                 Sleep technician certification (RST, RT-SDS)

                 Six months of direct patient contact

                 Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel/PowerPoint)

                 Strong oral and written communication skills

                 Ability to obtain Medicare required certification within 6 months of employment

                 Exceptional customer service skills and acumen

                 Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

                 Ability to multi-task and stay organized

                 High stress tolerance

                 computer skills appropriate for the position.

                 effective written and verbal communication skills.

                 appropriate social skills.

                 customer service skills.

                 critical thinking and ability to work with minimal supervision to analyze complex situations and apply policy.

                 teamwork skills.

 

Working conditions

This position is generally performed in a typical office environment that is usually quiet. This is a Pittsburgh office-based position. Employee is expected to work collaboratively with team members, as well as able to work independently with limited supervision. Work will require significant computer and telephone work.

 

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 

Supervisory responsibility

None.

 

AAP/EEO Statement

ZOLL is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, where unique identities, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences are respected and valued.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran