Sleep Coordinator

UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary
Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Three (3) years relevant clinical experience as a registered polysomnographer, perferred dual credential as a registered respiratory therapist. Experience leading people required. Familiar with AASM accreditation standards Graduate of an accredited Polysomnograpy program. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Bachelor's degree preferred. BLS by American Heart Association; ACLS by American Heart Association preferred. Required licensure as a registered polysomnographer through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA), Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, course accredited by AHA (preferred but not required) Job Duties 1. Adheres and facilitates adherence by other personnel to all policies and procedures, AASM standards TJC standards, and nationally recognized practice standards. Manages staff to meet established productivity targets as appropriate. Reviews staffing/clinic/ sleep lab tech assignments and revises as necessary to meet the specific needs of the patients on a shift by shift basis. Coordinates staffing with the float pool to ensure the clinic/ lab is adequately staffed. Makes ongoing changes to staffing as determined by fluctuations in census and patient acuity, to assure safe delivery of care. 2. Directly supervises and evaluates the provision of patient care by other personnel assigned to the unit. Makes daily patient rounds. Does random chart audits. Utilizes opportunities to teach and mentor other sleep technologist and respiratory therapist and ancillary personnel. Assures financial stewardship by assisting in the charge capture, reconciliation process. Ensuring that all procedures have the proper prior authorizations needed before performing the procedure. 3. Role models pro-active problem solving by collaborating with staff to ensure effective resolution of identified issues. Utilizes chain of command for unresolved or escalating issues as needed. Advocates for patients and staff to provide for safe delivery of care and/or a safe environment of care. 4. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage during shifts when staffing crisis/shortage occurs. Maintains direct care clinical competency appropriate for patient population served. 5. Provides timely, confidential coaching and/or counseling of personnel and communicates with Unit Manager as appropriate. Promotes and enthusiastically supports professional growth of staff by providing equal opportunities for participation in unit based activities, patient care/unit decisions, hospital committees, and/or continuing education. 6. Assures first person reporting of events through the event reporting system. Ensures all staff are competent in entering event reports and serves as a resource when necessary. Investigates facts of event reports. Facilitates timely receipt of these reports for follow-up by the Unit Manager Notifies Nurse Manager/Manger of Clinical Safety immediately of high risk situations. 7. Actively participates in routine and special patient care conferences, staff meetings, special projects and the development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement activities. Communicates data and solicits input from staff regarding performance and quality improvement ie. patient safety, infection control. Actively participates on hospital work groups. 8. Collects information and maintains records regarding performance and contributions on an on-going basis throughout the fiscal year. Provides input and/or conducts annual performance reviews and orientation evaluation of personnel assigned to the unit. 9. Coordinates self scheduling to maintain appropriate coverage for unit needs. Maintains Kronos records on a daily basis, monitoring for trends that require intervention ie., late clock-ins, incremental overtime, missed punches. 10. Assumes delegated responsibility for inventory control of equipment and supplies to ensure safe and effective patient care. Facilitates timely return of rented or borrowed specialty equipment. Solicits staff input regarding equipment and supply needs for the unit. maintains the equipment log and ensure that all equipment and machines have the appropriate biomedical PM. 11. Maintains elements and requirements for American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation and all other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Working Conditions Constant walking, standing, bending, turning, and stooping. Pushing and pulling heavy objects such as patient beds. Must be able to help lift and turn patients. Pass pre-employment physical exam including color blind testing.
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