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Respiratory Sleep Clinician II-Brd Reg - ( 40 hours, Tacoma)

Location: Tacoma, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 877722 Date posted: 03/25/2020
Performs home sleep study electronic downloading, reading and scoring of data for physician interpretation. Discusses sleep test results with patients and provides them with information regarding treatment alternatives. Instructs patients on proper use, maintenance and cleaning of sleep apnea equipment. Provides clinical support to patients via telephone calls or e-mail support to patients having issues or questions regarding sleep apnea equipment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs home sleep study downloads, reading and scoring.

  • Provides clinical support to patients via phone calls or e-mail, including call backs and troubleshooting issues.

  • Instructs patients on proper use, maintenance, and cleaning of sleep apnea equipment, including sleep education clinics.

  • Communicates with outside Respiratory/DME (Durable Medical Equipment) providers to facilitate patients sleep equipment needs.

  • Assists patient with referral procees for sleep testing.

  • Participates in outpatient sleep QA process.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as respiratory care practioner (respiratory therapy) working with CPAP, BiLevel devices and interfaces.

  • Education

  • Graduate of a two (2) year respiratory therapy program.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current WA State RCP by date of hire/transfer.

  • Current BLS Certification by date of hire/transfer.

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) by date of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience as respiratory care practioner (respiratory therapy) working with CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), Bi-Level devices and fitting interfaces;

  • Previous experience with PSG and/or home sleep studies.

  • Acute respiratory care experience and home respiratory care experience with CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), Bi-Level devices, interface fitting and home sleep studies.

  • Three (3) months training in Out-Patient Sleep Apnea Services, including one (1) month of supervised practice.

  • Bachelors Degree: graduate of four (4) year respiratory therapy program.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Tacoma,Tacoma Specialty Center 209 Martin Luther King Jr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 6:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW ProTech Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Pulmonary Sleep Clinic Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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