To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Responsible for smooth departmental operations to assure efficiency and safety of patient care overnight. Provides leadership support, resources and assessment of personnel to maintain quality services. Provides liaison between clinical and administrative issues within department. Provides technical and clinical direction to staff, including staff orientation, training and development, quality initiatives and program development. Performs direct patient care as described in Polysomnographic Tech I, II, and III job descriptions when necessary. Responsible for Supplemental Oxygen initiation and titration per hospital and departmental policies.
MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES/CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Monitors, plans and reviews work of technical staff through direct observation and collaboration as well as case reviews and other activities. Provides consistent, timely, constructive feedback and/or action plans for improvement. Ensures completion of annual clinical and hospital competencies for each staff member. Provides evaluation of staff for annual performance review, identifies performance issues, and areas of improvement.
2. Monitors expenditures to ensure compliance to approved budgets including supplies, equipment, and personnel. Works with staff to adjust resource allocation and needs, and to promote proper use and replenishment of resources as needed, within established budgetary guidelines.
3. Along with Medical Director and Manager, develops and revises departmental procedures, protocols; facilitates implementation and provides documentation for department and hospital manuals. Ensures consistency in interpretation and implementation of hospital policies.
4. Develops work schedules, providing efficient use of employee hours and a technically capable staff.
5. Ensures orientation and competency of staff by either providing directly or arranging through other resources. Orientation will include but not be limited to day-day operational procedures as well as hospital and department philosophy and values. Responsible for continued staff development by providing and/or arranging clinical education activities; assists staff in integrating personal and professional development goals with department goals and hospital strategies.
6. Develops and implements CQI and customer satisfaction programs in collaboration with staff, Medical Director and Manager. Evaluates and responds to customer complaints and suggestions in a timely manner, utilizing appropriate channels within the organization.
7. Attends/facilitates required staff meetings and in-services as scheduled. Provides agendas when appropriate; ensures documentation of discussions for future referral. Follows up on necessary items.
8. Monitors the lab environment in order to ensure patient and staff safety. Follows up on necessary issues. Oversees maintenance and repair of equipment. Communicates with vendors and professionals to keep current with equipment and technology.
9. Actively participates in setting departmental goals in collaboration with staff, Medical Director and Manager. Encourages and includes staff input in ongoing assessment of clinical and programmatic needs. Shares suggestions for positive changes and makes recommendations to Medical Director and Manager to facilitate smooth departmental operations.
10. Meets performance expectations for Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization, and Staff and Self Development as outlined in performance review.
11. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the department/unit, including direct patient care as described in Polysomnographic Tech II/III job descriptions as needed.
DIRECTION OF OTHERS
Polysomnographic Technicians and Technologists (I, II, III and/or trainees). Responsible for assessment and Initiation of Supplemental Oxygen per hospital and departmental policy.
0 Newborn (Birth \u2013 1)
1 Pediatric (2 \u2013 12)
1Adolescent (13 \u2013 18)
1 Adult (19 \u2013 64)
1Geriatric (65yrs +)
0 Not Applicable
Education: Minimum Associates Degree with emphasis on physical and biological science. College coursework with emphasis in science preferred.
Experience: Minimum of five years experience in a Sleep Lab preferred. RCP required. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to work with Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to gather, analyze and report data.
Training: Orientation period dependent on education and experience.
Licensure: Current State Of Connecticut Respiratory Care Practitioner Licensure Required.
Registration through Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists preferred or within 12 months of hire.
Other: BLS required