Respiratory Care Coordinator - Sleep Specialist

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Oct 08, 2019

Job Description

Assists in the planning, development and implementation of respiratory care programs that coordinate high quality, cost-effective care for patients with Sleep Disorders. Collaborates with managers, physicians and patient care staff to identify and resolve pulmonary care system issues. Directly facilitates pulmonary care functions that expedite the patients' work-up and follow-up in both the hospitals and clinics.

Essential Responsibilities:

Educate patients in a class room setting on various sleep disorders.
Instruct patients on home diagnostic sleep equipment.
Reading sleep studies and providing preliminary diagnosis to patients.
Instruct patients on the proper use of therapeutic equipment used for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other home ventilatory support systems.
Process referrals to other sleep entities and healthy living providers.
Assists in the planning, development and implementation of respiratory care programs that coordinate high quality, cost-effective care for patients with COPD, hypoventilation, neuro-muscular disease, Sleep Apnea and all other sleep disorders.
Collaborates with managers, physicians and patient care staff to identify and resolve Sleep Disorder issues as well as Pulmonary Care Issues.
Conduct follow up consultations with CPAP users to ensure adherence or refer patients to alternative treatment.
Inform patients of the sleep physician's final results.
Provide case manager consultations to patients referred by the physicians.
Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.
In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives.
Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
Kaiser Permanente is an EEO/AA Employer.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum one (1) year of sleep disorder-related experience required.

Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care, Health Care Administration or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field required.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration

Current and valid California respiratory care practitioner license required.
National board of registered respiratory therapist certificate required (RRT).
AHA BLS certification required.
Sleep Disorder Specialist (SDS) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) OR Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

Additional Requirements:

Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations.
Computer skills and experience with nasal CPAP and BIPAP equipment required.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Recent experience facilitating performance improvement projects and experience planning, coordinating and implement programs preferred.
Recent experience in patient education in respiratory disease and sleep disorders preferred.

Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,1505 N. Edgemont Medical Offices 1505 N. Edgemont Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Sleep Medicine Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time 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.