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Frontline National Published: January 21, 2019
Location
San Antonio, Texas
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Frontline National is currently seeking a Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technologists/Technicians for full-time opportunities at JBSA-Lackland in San Antonio, TX.  Please apply online or contact a Recruiter, at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.

Frontline National is an SBA certified 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) firm, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frontline National is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our clients and candidates. We have a proven track record and marketplace expertise to successfully recruit and place professionals on a National scale.

Frontline National is also proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Frontline National is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

Job Duties:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment and education of, pediatric (six (6) months and above), adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Program montages on sleep acquisition systems; troubleshoot acquisition and scoring program issues.
  • Address environmental, equipment and engineering issues that affect patient care delivery; determine appropriate course of action including test cancellations and initiating system changes.
  • Conduct and score all types of sleep studies including, but not limited to, overnight polysomnography (multiple montages), MSLT, MWT, CPAP, Bi-level, ASV, IVAPS/AVAPs titration, off-label therapies, novel therapies, supplemental O2 titration, pH monitoring, and portable sleep studies.
  • Perform end-tidal and transcutaneous CO2 monitoring and some ventilator management.
  • Performs test and accurately transcribes and prepares data for physician interpretations.
  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted standards. Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
  • Must conduct and score actigraphy sleep studies
  • Can adjust settings on all types of devices for the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders to include (but not limited to): auto-titrating positive airway pressure (APAP), CPAP, BiPAP, AVAPS/IVAPS, adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV), off-label therapies, and novel therapies.
  • Obtains usage and adherence data and can make assessments regarding this data on all types of devices used for the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders.
  • Assesses patient’s usage/adherence to treatment for sleep-related breathing and makes adjustments to enhance patient comfort, usage and treatment-related outcomes.
  • Provides patient education and counseling on full range of diagnostic sleep testing, use of devices for sleep-related breathing disorders, sleep diagnoses and appropriate sleep practices.
  • Perform monthly Inter-Scorer Reliability scoring and complete 10 CECs/year to maintain American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation standards

 Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Completion of the following:

  • General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
  • All technologists and technicians conducting sleep testing who are not registered by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), or National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC):
  • Must be enrolled in or have completed the A-STEP Online Self Study Modules within two (2) years of enrollment.

OR

  • Must have completed training in polysomnography in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) program with the polysomnography option.

Experience:  Candidates must have the following experience:

  • Shall have a minimum of one (1) year of experience within the last three (3 )years conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting and a minimum of one (1) year of experience scoring sleep studies.

Security:

  • National Background
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work site

 License/Certification and Training:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) with American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  • If the HCW is not a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) at the time of hiring, the HCW will be required to obtain registration within two (2) years of hiring: either a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) through the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), or a Registered Respiratory Therapist-Sleep Disorders Specialist (RRT-SDS) or Certified Respiratory Therapist-Sleep Disorders Specialist (CRT-SDS) through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and will maintain registration throughout employment.

 Schedule:

  • Sunday-Sunday
  • 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • 10 hour shifts-(no more than 80 hours per 2 weeks)
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